Frecuentación en nuestra área de urgencias

  1. Miguel Ángel Reyes Rodríguez
  2. David Pérez Silguero
  3. Salvador García Delpech
  4. F. Medina Rivero
  5. Alicia Cristina Pareja Ríos
Journal:
Archivos de la Sociedad Canaria de Oftalmología

ISSN: 0211-2698

Year of publication: 1999

Issue: 10

Pages: 45-48

Type: Article

Abstract

Objective/Method: During 12 months we have undertaken a prospective study of the 903 patients assisted in ophthalmic emergencies in the HMI of Las Palmas. The observation has been focused on the following data: date, day of the week (working day, public holiday or day before a public holiday), time, sex, age, pathology and if the patient was to be admited or not. Results/Conclusions: In relation with the moment of the visit, in July, August and September we received 31 % patients, 37% attended on public holidays or the day before them and 80% were seen during the morning or afternoon shift. In relation with the patients themselves, 55.14% were male, most of them were between 20 and 40 years old, 40% came to us because of traumatic pathologies and only 6.9 % had to be admitted.