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Morbidity Profile of Patients attending the Outpatient Department at the Urban Health and Training Center of a Medical College in India

Hari S Joshi, Rashmi Katyal, Arun Singh, Medhavi Agarwal, Deepak Upadhyay

Keywords : Morbidity pattern, Morbidity profile, Outpatient department, Patients, Urban health and training center

Citation Information : Joshi HS, Katyal R, Singh A, Agarwal M, Upadhyay D. Morbidity Profile of Patients attending the Outpatient Department at the Urban Health and Training Center of a Medical College in India. Int J Adv Integ Med Sci 2018; 3 (1):22-26.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10050-10116

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Introduction: We are moving from millennium development goals to sustainable development goals, having universal health care as a key. To achieve universal health care, we need morbidity patterns and data in order to plan for the fulfilment of the health care needs of the community effectively. Objectives: • To assess the morbidity patterns of patients attending the outpatient department (OPD) at the urban health and training center (UHTC) • To determine the antenatal care (ANC) of cases attending the OPD on a monthly basis at the UHTC. Materials and methods: The information was collected from the OPD registers of the UHTC. The data were taken for a 12-month duration from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. We collected the information of all the patients, even those who visited the center for collecting medicines or for reviewing of the disease conditions and treatments. There were no exclusion criteria adopted to exclude the patients and his/her diseaserelated information. All the patients who visited the UHTC during a 1-year period were included in this study. Results: A total of 8,115 patients, including new, old, and review patients, attended the OPD of the UHTC during the 1-year period. Out of total, 2,524 were males, 5,591 females, 1,273 under 5 children, 157 ANC women, and 68 elderly. Conclusion: The overall performance of the UHTC was assessed regularly based on the records of both the old and the new patients including children, ANC women, and the elderly.

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