Impact of Ramadan on demographics and frequencies of disease-related visits in the emergency department.

@article{Topaolu2005ImpactOR,
  title={Impact of Ramadan on demographics and frequencies of disease-related visits in the emergency department.},
  author={Hakan Topaçoğlu and Ozg{\"u}r Karcioğlu and Aslihan Yuruktumen and Shinde Kiran and Arif Hikmet Cimrin and Dogac Niyazi Ozucelik and Selda Sarikaya and S. S. Soysal and U Turpcu and S{\"u}leyman Bozkurt},
  journal={International journal of clinical practice},
  year={2005},
  volume={59 8},
  pages={900-5}
}
Summary The objective of this study was to determine whether Ramadan is changing frequencies and demographics of visits due to certain diseases. Data obtained from the charts of the adult patients admitted into the emergency department (ED) due to 10 predetermined entities between 2000 and 2004 were analysed. Demographic variables analysed separately for certain entities visiting the ED in Ramadan were not found to be different from visits in other times of year. Visit frequencies for… CONTINUE READING

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