The urgent neurological consultation in the population of the province of Ferrara, Italy

AbstractIn the province of Ferrara, Italy, the urgent neurological consultation (UNC) cases in the population correspond to the resident outpatients who undergo a UNC in the ER of the university hospital of Ferrara (UHFe). Thanks to this health organization a retrospective survey identified 612 UNC cases (range of age 7 –102 years, median 67,5 years) in the study period giving a period prevalence rate of 173 per 100,000 (95% CI 159.3–187.3) which increased with age (χ2 for trend  = 178.4p   0.70). The prevalence rate decreased with the distance between the patients’ residence and the UHFe (χ2 for trend  = 82.9,p 
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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