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Transfers to a general medical ward at National Hospital of Sri Lanka: a descriptive study

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KH Sellahewa,

Consultant Physician, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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SP Lamabadusuriya ,

Medical Registrar, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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EASK Edirisinghe

Senior House Officer, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

Many inadequacies are noted in transfer of patients to higher centres of care. This descriptive cross-sectional study was done to investigate some aspects of this issue. Data were collected from 116 patients who were transferred to a general medical ward at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) over a period of 3 months. Many inadequacies were noted in documentation, obtaining consent, accompanying medical personnel and appropriateness of transfer. Based on the findings some recommendations are made for future improvement.

Key words: Transfers, general medical ward

DOI: 10.4038/gmj.v14i1.1163

Galle Medical Journal Vol.14(1) 2009 5-9

How to Cite: Sellahewa, K., Lamabadusuriya, S. & Edirisinghe, E., (2009). Transfers to a general medical ward at National Hospital of Sri Lanka: a descriptive study. Galle Medical Journal. 14(1), pp.5–9. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/gmj.v14i1.1163
Published on 08 Oct 2009.
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