The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 14
Page No. 3395 - 3400

Consequences of Discharge on the Contest of Patients Attending Poisoning Emergency Department: A Descriptive Study West of Iran

Authors : Touraj Ahmadi-Jouybari, Shoeib Rahimi, Farid Najafi, Mohammad Mahboubi, Hajar Kashefi, Behzad Karami Matin, Siavash Rahimi and Abbas Aghaei

Abstract: Discharge from hospital on person contest could be a threat to patient’s health. This is especially important in the emergency and intensive care department since it may threaten patient’s life due to absence of proper medical care. The present study aimed to investigate the consequences of discharge on the consent of the patients attending poisoning emergency department in Imam Khomaini hospital in Kermanshah, Iran in 2015. This was a prospective cohort study among 302 patients who were discharged on their personal contest in 2015. The patients received a phone call a week after their discharge. The required data was collected using a questionnaire developed for the study. Data were analyzed by SPSS Version 16. Mean age was 28.06±12.14, their mean hospitalization time was 14.56±12.4, the mean time of poisoning and attending a hospital was 3.24±12.4. Also, there were meaningful difference between ages of genders (p = 0.85), time interval of poisoning and attending a hospital (p = 0.873) and hospitalization period (p = 0.279). Among the patients, 19 (9.3%) reported history on seizures, 29 (14.1%) history on suicide, 16 (7.8%) history on psychic. There were meaningful relationships reported among suicide history and problems and pauses to return to work and feeling sleepy, being female and falling down and head trauma and impaired balance while walking, history on addiction and problems with eating, unstable vital signs on arrival and difficulty in returning to work and impaired balance. Patients with the factors known to the study were required to receive more care and in the case of discharge on personal contest, they should learn necessary care and possible warnings and consequences of their decision.

How to cite this article:

Touraj Ahmadi-Jouybari, Shoeib Rahimi, Farid Najafi, Mohammad Mahboubi, Hajar Kashefi, Behzad Karami Matin, Siavash Rahimi and Abbas Aghaei, 2016. Consequences of Discharge on the Contest of Patients Attending Poisoning Emergency Department: A Descriptive Study West of Iran. The Social Sciences, 11: 3395-3400.

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