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Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Pediatría

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QUIMBERT MONTES, Rossy  and  MEJIA SALAS, Héctor. Analysis of patients referred to a pediatric third-level hospital. Rev. bol. ped. [online]. 2013, vol.52, n.1, pp.8-12. ISSN 1024-0675.

Descriptive analysis of patient referral to Children's Hospital "Dr. OvidioAliaga Uria": network of health facilities and level, justification, their quality, treatment, coordination and the need of hospitalization were revisited. Results: between july and September of 2012, 300 referrals were realized, 51% justified and 49% were unjustified. The 1st level had more unjustified references, followed the third level. The 1st level had the highest number of poor quality references, with wrong treatments, without medical or ambulance regardless of patient condition, referred directly to the third level without coordination, bypassing the second level.

Keywords : referrals; level of attention; justification; transport; coordination.

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