Follow-up Study of Mortality after Clinical Protocol Based Intervention at Emergency of Patan hospital
Introductions: Decreasing the mortality of patients is one of the major
concerns of emergency department. Mortality decreases after implementationÂ of protocol based intervention. This follow up study has been done to see theÂ benefit of protocol based approach.
Methods: This was a cross sectional study conducted at emergency departmentÂ of Patan hospital from January 2013 to June 2013. All records of patient withÂ mortality were reviewed excluding those who were brought dead.
Results: Total mortality in six months was 31. Mortality rate was 1.7 per
thousand emergency visits. Mean duration of stay at emergency was five
hours, range 30 minutes to 25 hours. The common diagnoses at presentationÂ were Pneumonia 12 (45.1%), Upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding 4 (13%),Â Hypoglycaemia 3 (9.7%) followed by blunt abdominal trauma, penetrating neckÂ injury, pneumothorax, spinal shock, head injury and zinc phosphide poisoningÂ 2 (6.5%) each. The most common causes of death were septic shock 9 (29%),Â hypovolaemic shock 7 (25.8%), respiratory failure 6 (19.4%), hypoglycaemiaÂ 3 (9.7%), cardiogenic shock, raised intracranial pressure and spinal shock 2Â (6.5%) each.
Conclusions: Protocol based management are important tools to decreaseÂ mortality but it is not the only factor that decreases the mortality.
Keywords: clinical protocol, emergency, mortality