Prospective study of telephone calls to a hotline for infectious disease consultation: analysis of 7,863 solicited consultations over a 1-year period

@article{Gennai2010ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective study of telephone calls to a hotline for infectious disease consultation: analysis of 7,863 solicited consultations over a 1-year period},
  author={St{\'e}phane Gennai and Patrice François and Elodie Sellier and J.-P. Vittoz and Virginie Hincky-Vitrat and Patricia Pav{\`e}se},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={30},
  pages={509-514}
}
To respond to the increasing requests of non-infectious disease physicians for access to infectious diseases expertise, a hotline was created in the infectious diseases consultation (IDC) unit of the Grenoble university-affiliated hospital (GUH). This study describes the patterns of solicited consultations provided by the hotline during a 1-year period. We conducted a prospective study of consecutive solicited IDCs requested by physicians in 2008. A total of 7,863 consultations were requested… CONTINUE READING