N. Benahmed

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The nonurgent use of the emergency department (ED) for pediatric patients is an increasing problem facing healthcare systems worldwide. To evaluate the magnitude of the phenomenon and to identify associated factors, an observational prospective survey was performed including all patients (<15 years) attending the ED in 12 Belgian hospitals during 2 weeks in(More)
BACKGROUND The planning of human medical resources has been in progress since 1996. The aim of this paper is to describe the process which occurred in Belgium and to point out its assets and limits. METHODS Literature review, analysis of the Belgian legislation at national and community (Flemish and French-speaking) level and analysis of the projection(More)
INTRODUCTION The last few years have seen major changes in the Belgian medical planning. The paper aims to describe them and to assess how they will affect the medical demography. METHOD Grey literature review and federal and federated entities legislation summary. RESULTS A new dynamic register allows a better knowledge of medical workforce in all(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if a reduced medical practice reimbursed by the sickness insurance is a proof of medical plethora. Enquiry design : Descriptive observation transverse design. POPULATION The French-speaking general practitioners and specialists questioned in 2003 about their reduced activity volume recorded in 2000 by the National Institute of the(More)
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