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dc.contributor.authorRuiz-Lapuente, M A
dc.contributor.authorRoyo-Bordonada, Miguel Angel 
dc.contributor.authorBermejo Fraile, B
dc.contributor.authorSerra-Prat, M
dc.contributor.authorCasanellas Rosell, J M
dc.contributor.authorVaqué Rafart, J
dc.identifier.citationMed Clin (Barc). 1997 Feb 22;108(7):259-62.es_ES
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Inguinal hernia uncomplicated in patients aged over 17 years, diagnosis-related group (DRG) 162, generates a substantial number of hospital stays due its high frequency in our country. These stays may not be necessary, and present an important temporal and geographical variability. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We have analyzed a total of 612 days of stay belonging to the 124 admissions codified as DRG 162 during the first quarter of 1993 and 1994, using the "Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol". RESULTS: The overall mean stay of the DRG 162 was 5.0 days (2.3 days of inadequate stay and 2.7 days of clinically necessary stay). The mean stay in 1993, 5.6 days, was higher than the mean stay in 1994, 4.1 days (p = 0.006). The percentage of inappropriate admission was higher in 1993 than in 1994 (33.8% versus 18.9%; p = 0.06). Similarly, the percentage of inappropriate stay was higher in 1993 than in 1994 (46.9% versus 41.9%; p = 0.06). The more frequent reasons of inappropriate admission was premature admission (88.2%) and for the stay was delay in the discharge medical order (33.3%). CONCLUSIONS: The mean stay of DRG 162, as well as the percentage of inadequate stay and admission, has decreased from 1993 to 1994 in our hospital. According to the observed trend, the mean stay is approaching the adequate mean stay for this DRG.es_ES
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis-Related Groups es_ES
dc.subject.meshHernia, Inguinal es_ES
dc.subject.meshHumans es_ES
dc.subject.meshLength of Stay es_ES
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged es_ES
dc.subject.meshRural Population es_ES
dc.subject.meshSpain es_ES
dc.subject.meshTime Factors es_ES
dc.subject.meshHospitalization es_ES
dc.titleAdecuación de ingresos y estancias hospitalarias en pacientes con hernia inguinal sin complicacioneses_ES
dc.title.alternativeAdequacy of hospital admissions and stays of patients with uncomplicated inguinal herniaes_ES
dc.typejournal articlees_ES
dc.rights.licenseAtribución-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 4.0 Internacional*
dc.identifier.journalMedicina clinicaes_ES
dc.repisalud.centroISCIII::Escuela Nacional de Sanidades_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsopen accesses_ES

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