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A novel system to obtain addresses of out-patients-assessment in routine clinic practice in Madras

Satagopan, M C and Radhakrishna, S and Krishnaswami, K V and Somasundaram, P R and Tripathy, S P and Fox, Wallace (1983) A novel system to obtain addresses of out-patients-assessment in routine clinic practice in Madras. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 30 (1). pp. 93-96. ISSN 0019-5705

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Abstract

A novel method of obtaining accurate home addresses from out-patients was introduced as a routine procedure in 6 chest clinics of Madras City, following highly satisfactory results under study conditions. In this method, the patient is given a card (the Address card), and asked to get his exact address entered on it by any knowledgeable person of his choice such as the landlord or a neighbour. An assessment of the system was undertaken after it had been in operation for about 8 months. A complete and legible address was available for 82 % of 3956 patients, the range in the 6 clinics being 74% to 91%. The main causes for failure were: not giving Address card to patient (7 %), patient not reattending the clinic (6%), and patient reattending but not returning the Address card (3 %). Corrective measures have now been introduced, and a re-assessment will be undertaken in due course.

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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Biostatistics
Divisions: Statistics
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2013 10:35
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2016 05:24
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/166

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