EVALUATION OF THE MORTAL?TY RATE DEVELOPED BETWEEN INTENSIVE CARE AND WORKING SHIFTS OF A HOSPITAL
Ayse Sahin Tutak*, Meral Çeliker, Yasar Altun, Serdar Olt, Atilla Tutak, Mustafa Yavuz Selcuk,
Huseyin Avni F?nd?kl?
Objective: We think that the longer working hours during the weekdays and on the weekends in intensive care units reduce the working performances and the attention. For this purpose, we have compared the mortality rates developed in and out of the working hours in 3 intensive care units located in our hospital.Method: Between 01.11.2013 and 31.12.2014, the mortalities developed in 3 intensive care units located in our hospital are grouped and recorded retrospectively in terms of the days and hours of the mortalities, age, gender and diagnosis of the patients. Results: A significant difference is observed among the results in (58,5 ±24.8) age and (E/K 63,7/36,3) male ratios in surgical intensive care. There is no significant difference among the mortality rates between 8-17 and 17-08 working hours (p value is 0.521). NO significant difference is found in the mortality rates between weekdays and weekends (p value is 0.455). Mortality rates are found to be high for the patients in respiratory and neurological groups. Conclusion: Although no significant difference in mortality rates as per working hours among intensive cares is found, there is a difference in surgical intensive cares between gender and age ratios. Besides, mortality for the patients from respiratory and neurological groups was found higher in all intensive cares.
Keywords: Intensive cares, mortality, working hours
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