CONNECTING HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CENTRES COULD BENEFIT MOST OF PORTO’S CHILDREN POPULATION - Current Trends in Paedriatic Patients’ Mobility between Institutions Requires Implementation of Electronic Patient Records

Ana Edral, Ana Sofia Matos, Beatriz Soares, Carlos Leite, Joana Almeida, João Girão, João Nunes, Maria Isabel Pereira, Miguel Lobato, Mónica Silva, Rita Boaventura, Sofia Faria, Ricardo Cruz-Correia

Abstract

Nowadays, data is spread across many institutions. Aim: This study aims to establish the need for the implementation of a regional Electronic Patient Record (EPR) in Porto area, to support the mobility, and the characteristics of the population that attends Porto’s Paediatric Unit (UPP) Methods: The study is crossectional with a consecutive sampling method. A questionnaire was applied during three days. The study population consisted of children attending to Paediatrics Emergency of Porto (UPP). Individuals accompanying those children were approached, in the waiting room in order to answer the designed questionnaire about the patient. Individuals who refused to answer, entered directly to the emergency room or did not complete the interview were excluded. Results: 151 patients entered the emergency room during the shifts, 126 were approached, 25 were immediately non available, 6 refused answering and 8 were incomplete – the response rate was 74%. The age mean was 4 years old, with 46% being under 2. Within children who visited UPP, 37% have been referred: 63% from health centres, 26% from other hospitals and the remaining from private care institutions; 25% of the patients went only to health centres for outpatient care; 56% attended UPP from 2 to 5 times in the last 14 months. Conclusions: Implementing an EPR accessible in health centres and the UPP is relevant for the population studied, especially those under 2 years of age.

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Edral A., Sofia Matos A., Soares B., Leite C., Almeida J., Girão J., Nunes J., Isabel Pereira M., Lobato M., Silva M., Boaventura R., Faria S. and Cruz-Correia R. (2008). CONNECTING HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CENTRES COULD BENEFIT MOST OF PORTO’S CHILDREN POPULATION - Current Trends in Paedriatic Patients’ Mobility between Institutions Requires Implementation of Electronic Patient Records . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-16-6, pages 305-309. DOI: 10.5220/0001043903050309


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@conference{healthinf08,
author={Ana Edral and Ana Sofia Matos and Beatriz Soares and Carlos Leite and Joana Almeida and João Girão and João Nunes and Maria Isabel Pereira and Miguel Lobato and Mónica Silva and Rita Boaventura and Sofia Faria and Ricardo Cruz-Correia},
title={CONNECTING HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CENTRES COULD BENEFIT MOST OF PORTO’S CHILDREN POPULATION - Current Trends in Paedriatic Patients’ Mobility between Institutions Requires Implementation of Electronic Patient Records},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={305-309},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001043903050309},
isbn={978-989-8111-16-6},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - CONNECTING HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CENTRES COULD BENEFIT MOST OF PORTO’S CHILDREN POPULATION - Current Trends in Paedriatic Patients’ Mobility between Institutions Requires Implementation of Electronic Patient Records
SN - 978-989-8111-16-6
AU - Edral A.
AU - Sofia Matos A.
AU - Soares B.
AU - Leite C.
AU - Almeida J.
AU - Girão J.
AU - Nunes J.
AU - Isabel Pereira M.
AU - Lobato M.
AU - Silva M.
AU - Boaventura R.
AU - Faria S.
AU - Cruz-Correia R.
PY - 2008
SP - 305
EP - 309
DO - 10.5220/0001043903050309