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n Health SA Gesondheid - Analysis of referrals received by a psychiatric unit in a general hospital part 2 : analysis and discussion of research results : research

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1025-9848
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Abstract

The study sought to analyse the referrals received by a psychiatric unit in a general hospital in the Western Cape by studying the referral letters and the referral responses. Part 1 of the report reviewed the need to analyse these referrals and described the research design adopted to study this phenomenon. The study sought to determine which departments were referring patients and which patients were being referred. The completeness and appropriateness of the referrals were also studied. This second part of the research report will present and discuss the research results. The major inferences drawn from this study are that health care workers have a poor concept of what information the psychiatric unit needs and about the scope and function of the unit. The poor feedback from the psychiatric unit to the referral source is indicative of the poor communication amongst the health care team members.

Hierdie navorsing het gepoog om verwysings te ontleed wat deur 'n psigiatriese eenheid in 'n algemene hospitaal in die Wes Kaap ontvang is. Dit is gedoen deur die verwysings briewe en verwysingsresponse te ontleed. Deel 1 van die verslag het die noodsaaklikheid aangespreek om die navorsing te doen asook die navorsingsontwerp bespreek wat aanvaar is om die verskynsel na te vors. Hierdie navorsing wou bepaal watter eenhede pasiënte verwys het en watter pasiënte verwys is. Die volledigheid en toepaslikheid van die verwysings is ook bestudeer. Die tweede deel van die navorsingsverslag sal die navorsingsresultate ontleed en bespreek. Die oorhoofse gevolgtrekkings waartoe die navorsing gekom het, is dat gesondheidsorgwerkers 'n beperkte begrip het van die inligting wat psigiatriese eenhede benodig asook van die omvang en funksies van sodanige eenheid. Swak terugvoer vanaf die psigiatriese eenheid na die verwysingsbronne het gedui op swak kommunikasie tussen die lede van die gesondheidsorgspan.

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2002-03-01
2016-12-10

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