Assessment of patient admission outcome at Sulaimani's Intensive Care Unit General Teaching Hospital in 2013: A retrospective study

Farida A. Kadir1 & Pary M. Azize2

1 Sulaimani Polytechnic University, Midwifery Department, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq,
2 Sulaimani Polytechnic University, Nursing Department, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq,

Measuring how many people died each year and why they died along with the
assessment of the diseases and the injuries that affected the population, is important for
the effectiveness of the country's health (WHO, 2005). This study has been done in order
to assess the frequency of the patient's characteristics, reasons and outcome of admission
patients in the Sulaimani's Intensive care Unit that determine the type of diseases for
hospitalized patients. Information was obtained from the patients’ medical records
including (age, gender, occupation, patient's outcome, residency and disease type). The
records of 655 hospitalized patients with medical diseases were analyzed from January
2013 to December 2013. Males represented 52.5% and females 47.5% of them. The most
affected age groups were 61-70 followed by 71-80. Out of the total, 60.9% of those
discharged from hospital were alive, while, 39.1% of them were deceased. Respiratory
diseases were the most common cause of admission (22.0%), followed by cerebral
disease (20.3 %.), blood disease (13.9%) and heart diseases (13.1%); these were having
the highest frequency among hospitalized patients. In Sulaimani, cerebral diseases,
respiratory diseases, renal and heart diseases were the more prevalent leading causes of

Key Words: Hospital admissions, retrospective studymodel, Intensive Care Unit, cerebral disease, heart disease 

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