Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.07.007
Title: Dengue management: practical and safe hospital-based outpatient care
Authors: Ingram, P.R.
Fisher, D.A. 
Mahadevan, M.
Keywords: Clinical protocols
Dengue
Disease management
Outpatient clinics, hospital
Safety
Singapore
Issue Date: 2009
Source: Ingram, P.R., Fisher, D.A., Mahadevan, M. (2009). Dengue management: practical and safe hospital-based outpatient care. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 103 (2) : 203-205. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.07.007
Abstract: Service provision for a population with endemic dengue is difficult because of its variable incidence and its unpredictable clinical course in individuals. We describe a novel hospital-based outpatient dengue management clinic that is sustainable both during and outside epidemic periods. Pre-defined selection criteria based on demographic, clinical and laboratory prognostic factors were applied. In the first five months, this predominantly nurse-operated, protocol-based clinic enrolled 118 adults, or 35% of patients who would have ordinarily received inpatient care. This resulted in 207 bed-days saved without adverse events. © 2008 Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Source Title: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/26719
ISSN: 00359203
DOI: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.07.007
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