ASSESSMENT OF STAYS IN INTENS?VE CARE UNIT WITHOUT INDICATIONS AS PER DISCHARGE DAYS
Ay?e ?ahin Tutak* and Hüseyin Avni F?nd?kl?
Purpose: To investigate the discharge days of patients in Intensive Care Units and to evaluate whether these outcomes reflect discharge decisions at the right time or not. Method: Discharge days, sickness diagnosis, ages and gender types of 1550 patients which we monitored in Intensive Care Units between years of 2013-2017 have been retrospectively recorded in electronic registry system. Findings: While there was no difference with respect the the period of staying at the hospital as per gender types, the period of staying at the hospital was longer for the group with ages above 65 (p<0,001). Primary diagnosis for staying as general internal medicine, respiratory and neurological groups was composing %75,7 of all patients. Discharge days was highest on mondays (%26,3). Conclusion: Having determined that discharges are higher on Mondays makes one think that there are unnecessary stays being extended without indications especially on weekends at the Intense Care Units. Our study bears importance as discharge days will be evaluated and extended stays without indicators could be seen.
Keywords: Usage of Intensive Care Units without indicaitons.
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