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01 August 2006

A prospective study of services utilization of a hospital-based employee health clinic

Matthew E. Falagas, Ioannis A. Bliziotis, Elpidoforos S. Soteriades

Med Sci Monit 2006; 12(8): CR341-344 :: ID: 452859

Abstract

Background:Little is known regarding the utilization of services of a hospital-based employee health clinic (EHC).

Material/Methods: We evaluated the utilization of services of the EHC of a tertiary hospital in Greece. Demographic and clinical data were prospectively collected and analyzed for all employees who visited the EHC during a 24-month period (01/06/2003–31/05/2005).

Results: A total of 939 primary and 55 follow-up visits were recorded. Of all 994 visits, 419 were made by nurses (42%), 270 by administrative staff (27%), and only 15 visits by physicians (1%). Only 5.6% of physicians used the EHC during the study period (14 out of 252 doctors) whereas 35.4% of the nurses (218 out of 615) visited the EHC at least once (p

Keywords: Greece, Health Personnel - statistics & numerical data, Health Services - utilization, Hospitals - manpower, Occupational Health - statistics & numerical data, Prospective Studies

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