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Sepandi M, Jalali A, alidadi A, Pour Ebrahimi M, Zarbizadeh A, Mahmoudi N. Epidemiologic Study on Causes of Mortality among Hospitalized Patients . hrjbaq. 2016; 1 (4) :199-206
URL: http://hrjbaq.ir/article-1-85-en.html
Student Research Committee and Department of Health Services Management, Health School, Baqiyatalla University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , aboozaralidadi3@gmail.com
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Introduction: Hospital mortality is among the most important issues investigated by the health systems. Access to the right information from rate, process and causes of death, in order to set priorities and interventions in the health sector, is of great importance.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study gathered information from medical records department of a military hospital during 2014-2015 years. In order to conduct the study, the medical records of all patients, who died during the mentioned period, were extracted using necessary information such as gender, age, sector, services received at the hospital, and whether date of patient’s death and 24 hours before and after this event was a holiday or a work day. The data analysis software was SPSS 20 and descriptive statistics and chi-square were used to analyze the data. P<0.05 was considered as significance.

Results: The total number of deaths at the hospital during the two years was 1386 cases, and the rate for 2014 and 2015 years was 678 and 708; respectively. Of this amount, 779 were male (56.2%) and 562 female (40.5%) and 45 patients (3.2%) were infants. There was a 4.4% increase in mortality rate when the total number of deaths during year 2015 was compared with that of 2014.

Conclusions: Programs for prevention of deaths due to prolonged hospitalization should be taken, this could include providing necessary training for home care outside the hospital, especially for reducing deaths in patients of older age groups.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/10/3 | Revised: 2018/11/7 | Accepted: 2016/11/9 | ePublished ahead of print: 2016/11/19 | Published: 2016/11/19

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