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Convergence Factors of affecting Rehospitalization of Tuberculosis Patients

결핵환자의 재입원에 미치는 융복합적 영향요인

  • Lee, Hwa-Sun (Health Management Division, Junggu Public health Center) ;
  • Lee, Hyun-Ju (Department of Health administration, Jungwon University)
  • Received : 2015.01.20
  • Accepted : 2015.05.20
  • Published : 2015.05.28

Abstract

This study is aimed at understanding the factors affecting rehospitalization of a tuberculosis patient. In a public hospital with a tuberculosis ward in Seoul, the data of 360 patients who discharged the hospital from July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. Data was selected from 'nursing information survey' or 'discharge analysis DB' of the department of medical records. The possibility of rehospitalization was higher in the group with those who has no job, those with medical care assistant than with health insurance, drinks about 10 times a month, personally came to the hospital, main guardian is the patient's spouse, have discharged from hospital against the doctor's advise, and principle diagnosis is not a pulmonary tuberculosis but the other respiratory disease. Therefore, it is expected that the possibility of rehospitalization would be effectively reduced if an intensive intervention is taken on the first hospitalized patients who have the features described above.

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