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|Title:||Dengue management: practical and safe hospital-based outpatient care|
Outpatient clinics, hospital
|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|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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