[The changes of hospitalization in our tuberculous ward after new discharge criteria].

Abstract

PURPOSE After new criteria for discharge from a tuberculosis ward were introduced, we studied changes in the length of hospitalization before and after adoption of these criteria. METHODS We evaluated monthly data on hospitalization in our tuberculosis ward between April 2003 and September 2008. RESULTS Although the number of complicated patients increased, hospitalization decreased after the change in discharge criteria. CONCLUSION After adoption of the new discharge crite-ria, the length of hospitalization in our tuberculosis ward decreased.

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@article{Mishima2010TheCO, title={[The changes of hospitalization in our tuberculous ward after new discharge criteria].}, author={Fumie Mishima and Shuichi Yano and Kanako Kobayashi}, journal={Kekkaku : [Tuberculosis]}, year={2010}, volume={85 3}, pages={151-4} }