The Efficacy of Medical Advice Forms for Patients Post Diagnosis in the Accidents and Emergency Department of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Hospital

  • Suthasinee Senasu Emergency department, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Hospital.
Keywords: Emergency department, Discharge instruction

Abstract

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Hospital has approximately 50,000 patients receiving treatment at the Emergency Department annually. Therefore, physicians must provide treatment for these patients in accordance with the responsibilities curtailed with the position to provide care for accident victims and patients requiring emergency services due to various diseases in addition to also providing care for patients afflicted with common diseases during their non-official time. Consequentially, physicians have very limited time to discuss with patients and their families about their health. Due to this restricted time, there can be confusion and misunderstandings regarding their diseases or symptoms that may easily occur. Hence, the researcher would like to develop a tool to increase the efficiency in communicating with patients by providing them with a medical advice form that relates the correct and accurate information concerning their disease and symptoms. This is a prospective study consisting of 186 cases divided into 2 groups as the study population. The experimental group, comprised of 93 cases, will receive the medical advice form before being discharged. The control group which also consists of 93 cases will not be receiving the medical advice form before being discharged. The results of this study found that: before receiving the medical advice form, patients from both groups are able to relate their diagnosis 93.5% and 95.7% respectively (P-value: 0.516). After the research was conducted, the experimental group is able to relate their diagnosis correctly at a higher percentage, 91.4%, as opposed to the control group at 74.2% (P-value: 0.002). Thus, the differences between the two groups are statistically significant.

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Published
2021-05-14
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Senasu S. The Efficacy of Medical Advice Forms for Patients Post Diagnosis in the Accidents and Emergency Department of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Hospital. JPMAT [Internet]. 2021May14 [cited 2021Aug.4];11(1):92-106. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPMAT/article/view/247208
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