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Consultations infectiologiques ambutatoires non VIH: analyse d'un centre universitaire sur cinq ans [Non-HIV infectious disease outpatient consultations: a 5-year study in a Swiss University Hospital].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Few studies have examined the workload or clinical spectrum of non-HIV infectious diseases outpatient consultations (IDOC). This retrospective study aims to describe IDOC referrals over the past 5 years. In total, 483 patients were referred (with an increase of 63% between 2009 and 2013). Most referrals were received from primary care clinicians (45%). Median patient age was 47 years, 57% of patients were men and 17% were immunosuppressed. Of the diagnoses retained, 74% were infectious, 20% were non-infectious and 6% were of unknown aetiology. Two community outbreaks were identified (tattoo-related mycobacterial infection and Q fever). In conclusion, the infectious diseases outpatient clinic, which has expanded progressively in the past 5 years, provides a specialised service for primary health clinicians and for public health.
Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Ambulatory Care/methods, Communicable Diseases/epidemiology, Communicable Diseases/therapy, Disease Outbreaks, Hospitals, University, Humans, Immunocompromised Host, Male, Middle Aged, Outpatients, Referral and Consultation/statistics & numerical data, Retrospective Studies, Switzerland/epidemiology, Young Adult
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