Cost analysis and characteristics of the patients admitted to emergency service with poisoning
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Objective: To investigate the cost analysis and hospitalization rates and modes of poisoning of patients who applied to Bakent University Ankara Hospital Adult Emergency Service. Methods: Poisoning Patients who applied to emergency service due to suicide attempt between 01.01.2011-31.12.2014 were included in the study. Patients' age, gender, date of admission, definite diagnosis, the rate of hospitalization, and hospital costs were examined. A total of 646 patients were included in the study. 208 (32.2%) of the patients were male. The median age of the patients was 29 years. Results: The most causes of poisoning was drug intake. The median cost of the patients was 75.14 TL (IQR: 66.5). Conclusion: There was a positive correlation between age and cost (P<0.05). The majority of the patients apply to emergency dapartment with drug poisoning and female.