Accident which is called by some as the negligence diseases has been known as a mortal agent for human being. The death rate due to accidents is counted after death due to cardiovascular diseases.
This study aims at determining the epidemiologic status of the casualities hospitalized in the emergency ward of Shahid Beheshti Hospital in Yasuj, in 2001-2. This descriptive, cross-sectional study included all the casualities hospitalized in the emergency ward of Shahid Beheshti Hospital, during 2001-2. The data were collected using a checklist of the variables such as demographic charactirestics, and specific informations like type of accident, kind of injury, the medical services, the consequence of the accident, hospitalization period in emergency ward, the date of admission and the difficulties related to the medical files of the patients. The collected data were coded and computerized. Then through the use of SPSS and T- test, X , Fishers, Unilateral-variance Analysis and Tuky's instructions, the data were analyzed. The total number of the casualities in 2001-2 was about 1351. The number of persons admitted in 2001 and 2002 was 649 [47.75%] and 702 [52.50%], respectively. The T- test proved the difference to be statistically significant.897 [66.40%] of the casualties were male and 454 [33.60%] were female.543 [40.20%] were under the age of 25, 514 [38.10%] were aged 25-40 and 294 [7.22%] were over the age of 40. In this study the most incidents for the patients included: car accident [44.555], poisoning [15.95%], falling [5.64%], burning [5.25%], snake biting [3.62%], stab wounding [2.36%] and electrical shocking [1.11%]. Findings revealed that, the rate of reference to the emergency ward of Shahid Beheshti Hospital of Yasuj increased greatly from 2001 -2. Increase in population, the villagers' migration, increase in traffic and mechanization of life appeared to be the major reasons for this increase. The health officials are required to plan appropriate programs in order to control such problems
A. Alamdari ,Z. Montascri ,H. R. Ghafarian Shirazi ,M. Zoladl ,K. H. Norian ,
[An epidemiologic investigation of casualities hospitalized in the emergency ward of Shahid Beheshti Hospital in Yasuj 2001-2002],
DENA-Q. J. Yasuj Fac. Nurs. Midwifery. 2006;
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