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A Follow-Up Survey Of Out-Patients In A Medical Clinic For Africans At Harare Hospital In Rhodesia

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dc.creator Maar, S. A.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-02T11:03:57Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-08T10:54:49Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-02T11:03:57Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-08T10:54:49Z
dc.date.created 2014-12-02T11:03:57Z
dc.date.issued 1973-07
dc.identifier Maar,Sirje .A. (1973) A Follow-Up Survey Of Out-Patients In A Medical Clinic For Africans At Harare Hospital In Rhodesia, CAJM vol.19,no.7. Harare (formerly Salisbury), Avondale: CAJM
dc.identifier 0008-9176
dc.identifier http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/5292
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/2017
dc.description.abstract It was an early impression when commencing work in a medical unit at 'Harare Hospital that a large proportion of patients failed to return to the out-patient clinic on discharge from hospital despite the chronic or serious nature of their disease. An attempt was therefore made to assess the magnitude of the problem, it seeming both of interest and importance to the practicing physician at Harare Hospital to know more, exactly the likelihood of a patient returning for follow-up care, especially where circumstances may force an early discharge due to pressure on beds. These estimations seemed relevant when considering the African patient who usually has no regular private practitioner and relies more heavily on the hospital or clinic. It must also be considered in relation to the costs of modern in-patient care and treatment which may be considered wasted if patients are not followed up. In these oases re-admission may involve further intensive therapy and expenditure which could have been prevented. These thoughts initiated a five months’ survey of return attendances which will be compared to similar problems in other areas.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe (formerly University College of Rhodesia)
dc.rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.rights University of Zimbabwe
dc.subject Health
dc.subject Population
dc.title A Follow-Up Survey Of Out-Patients In A Medical Clinic For Africans At Harare Hospital In Rhodesia
dc.type Article


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