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Article: Evaluation of the appropriateness of acute hospitalisations in Hong Kong

TitleEvaluation of the appropriateness of acute hospitalisations in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsValidity of results
Hospital emergency services
Health services misuse
Issue Date2011
Citation
Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2011, v. 18, n. 5, p. 277-281 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To test the validity of the Hong Kong version of Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol and estimate the prevalence of inappropriate acute hospitalisations in Hong Kong. Methods: A retrospective chart review of two hundred randomly selected patients admitted to the specialty of Internal Medicine and General Surgery via the Accident & Emergency department of 2 regional hospitals in 2008. Comparison between the Hong Kong version of Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol and the consensus of an expert panel on appropriateness of admissions was made. The extent of agreement between the reviewer using the protocol and the expert panel was measured. Results: The kappa coefficient for agreement was 0.73 (95% confidence interval: 0.63-0.83). The prevalence of inappropriate acute hospitalisations was 29%. Conclusions: The Hong Kong version of Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol is a valid tool for assessing the appropriateness of acute hospitalisations.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/209444
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, LP-
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Y.W.-
dc.contributor.authorFan, K.L.-
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-21T07:49:20Z-
dc.date.available2015-04-21T07:49:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2011, v. 18, n. 5, p. 277-281-
dc.identifier.issn1024-9079-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/209444-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To test the validity of the Hong Kong version of Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol and estimate the prevalence of inappropriate acute hospitalisations in Hong Kong. Methods: A retrospective chart review of two hundred randomly selected patients admitted to the specialty of Internal Medicine and General Surgery via the Accident & Emergency department of 2 regional hospitals in 2008. Comparison between the Hong Kong version of Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol and the consensus of an expert panel on appropriateness of admissions was made. The extent of agreement between the reviewer using the protocol and the expert panel was measured. Results: The kappa coefficient for agreement was 0.73 (95% confidence interval: 0.63-0.83). The prevalence of inappropriate acute hospitalisations was 29%. Conclusions: The Hong Kong version of Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol is a valid tool for assessing the appropriateness of acute hospitalisations.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine-
dc.subjectValidity of results-
dc.subjectHospital emergency services-
dc.subjectHealth services misuse-
dc.titleEvaluation of the appropriateness of acute hospitalisations in Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.volume18-
dc.identifier.issue5-
dc.identifier.spage277-
dc.identifier.epage281-

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