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TitleWaiting list analysis of a tertiary care hospital
AuthorGillespie, Mona English
DescriptionThesis (M.Sc.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1989. Medicine
Paginationx, 104 leaves : ill., map.
SubjectHospitals--Newfoundland and Labrador--Waiting lists; Hospital patients--Newfoundland and Labrador
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Faculty of Medicine
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
NotesBibliography: leaves 83-86.
AbstractThe research for this thesis has 2 components; a descriptive analysis of the waiting list for a tertiary care hospital for the fiscal year, 1983/84, and a chart review of patients who were admitted to hospital after being on the waiting list for extended time periods. -- For the descriptive analysis of the waiting list, 3, 275 cases were analyzed. 2, 886 of the cases were admitted to hospital. The median wait time for those patients was 9 days. There were variances in waiting time for different medical services. At the end of the study period 589 patients remained on the waiting list. 51 percent of those had waited longer than 3 months for admission. -- The chart review was conducted on the most frequent occurring diagnoses in the services of orthopaedics, neurosurgery and cardiovascular surgery. Patients in this review had waited 0 - 30 days, 30 - 90 days and 90+ days for admission. Criteria were used to determine differences, if any, in the process of care during hospitalization for the patients admitted with the selected diagnoses. -- The results of the analysis showed a difference for one criteria only, length of stay was longest across the three groups for those who waited 30-90 days.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifier76039424
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
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