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An observational study on the impact of the socio-economic crisis in greece on ICU patient recruitment
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- Published: 1 October 2015
- Suicidal Attempt
- Traffic Accident
- Admission Rate
- Road Traffic Accident
- Multiple Trauma
To investigate the impact of the Greek socioeconomic crisis that started in 2010 on the ICU and hospital admissions due to traffic accident related multiple trauma (MT) and admissions after suicidal attempt (SA).
“Papageorgiou” General Hospital is one of the four major hospitals of Thessaloniki, the second largest Greek city of 1.2 million inhabitants. Data was extracted from hospital databases (ICD-10 diagnoses V01-V89 for MT and X60-X84 for SA) from the year 2008 to 2014. Several variables concerning patient demographics, APACHE and SAPS II scores, length of ICU stay (LOS) and outcome were recorded and further statistically analyzed using χ, Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests.
The financial crisis in Greece has resulted in a gradual and ongoing decrease in ICU admissions of patients with multiple trauma after severe traffic accident and a parallel increase in admissions after suicidal attempt. Overall mortality has been kept constant over time.
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