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Revista chilena de pediatría

versión impresa ISSN 0370-4106

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MEDINA L, Ernesto; KAEMPFFER R, Ana M; CORNEJO A, Edith  y  HERNANDEZ A, Enrique. Primary care evaluation: a follow-up of children and adolescents visits. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 1998, vol.69, n.4, pp.168-172. ISSN 0370-4106.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0370-41061998000400008.

Objectives: to assess health condition thirty days after medical visit of children from non-urgent primary care centers of Santiago. Method: 412 children and adolescents were visited at their homes evaluating their health condition identifying recovery from illness; complications or sequelae; hospitalization; death. Results: respiratory illnesses and communicable diseases were the most frequent cause of medical visit. Three days was the average time between symptoms and consultation. Patients received usual diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Children's families were of low standard of living. Thirty days after medical visit an 80.1% out of total cases were recovered; 17.7% had complications or sequelae and 2.4% required hospitalization. No deaths were registered. Results are significantly associated to type of pathology, length of illness, medical indication accomplishment and children's standard of living. Conclusions: good results or primary care ere observed in 30% of patients varying significantly according to diagnosis, accomplishment of medical indications and standard of living or the patients.

Palabras clave : ambulatory core; children; adolescents.

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