ID 112105
Title Alternative
Current status and problems of neurosurgical emergency cases in Tokushima
脳外科救急の現状と問題点
Author
Shinno, Kiyohito The University of Tokushima
Keywords
problems
emergency
neurosurgery
Tokushima
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
We investigated the current status and problems of neurosurgical emergency cases in Tokushima. We sent a questionnaire to 13 hospitals where neurosurgical emergency cases were treated to elucidate the patient population, details of diseases and problems of the current emergency system in Neurosurgery.
There were 1373 emergency patients treated between April 1 and June 30 in 1998. The main diseases were head injury (n=558) and stroke (ischemia: n=211, hemorrhage: n= 159). Of these patients, 499 were admitted and 100 were needed to undergo emergency surgery. The main problems were regarding defective current emergency system including deficient medical facilities in each hospital (n=9) and insufficient numbers of neurosurgeons (n=6). Eleven of 13 hospitals complained of the current emergency system in Tokushima.
It is essential to complement the medical staff and facilities in each hospital by the financial support of the government. It is also important to unite each hospital by organizing the information using the networks among hospitals.
Journal Title
Shikoku Acta Medica
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
54
Issue
6
Start Page
398
End Page
401
Sort Key
398
Published Date
1998-12-25
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language
jpn
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departments
University Hospital