Prevalence of acute poisoning treated in 3 hospitals in Southeast Spain

Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Revista Clínica Española (English Edition)Author(s): M. Baeza, A. Muñoz-Ortega, N. VelaAbstractObjectiveTo assess the characteristics of acute poisoning cases treated in hospital emergency departments over 5 years.MethodsRetrospective study of acute poisoning cases treated in 3 hospitals between 2013 and 2017 and an analysis of the demographic characteristics, types of poisoning, seasonal variations, care received and recurrence.ResultsSome 0.51% of all cases treated in the 3 hospitals corresponded to acute poisoning. The percentages varied by hospital location (0.91% urban, 0.37% coastal and 0.22% rural). Cases of alcohol poisoning had a seasonal character, increasing during the summer on the coast (p 
Source: Revista Clinica Espanola - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

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