Data base di un Dipartimento toracopolmonare e cardio-circolatorio: Informazioni su 1001 pazienti

Translated title of the contribution: A data base of a thoracic and cardiovascular department: Information on 1001 patients

Tatiana Tonella, Ferdinando Maria Massari, Sonia Khirani, Francesco Blasi, Fabio Magrini

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Abstract

The Authors illustrate the results derived from a data base of a thoracic and cardiovascular Department, comprehensive of 1001 patients (464 M and 537 F, average age 71, minimum age 18 and maximum age 101). The conducted analysis results in several considerations: the cause of patient's hospitalization was not relevant to the direct expertise of the Department in the 27,5% of the cases and the profile of the typical-patient is of an elderly person (73% of the cases over 65 years old), basically overweight or obese (35% of the cases with BMI > 25) and with medium-low cultural level (70% of the cases not over middle school); moreover our patients, although under poly-therapy before hospitalization, were discharged with a number of prescribed medicines even more plentiful. The data base of the Department proved to be a useful tool both to instantaneously monitor the departmental activity and also to rationalize the pharmacological therapies.

Translated title of the contributionA data base of a thoracic and cardiovascular department: Information on 1001 patients
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)267-274
Number of pages8
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Volume103
Issue number7-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

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