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Objective: It was aimed to obtain a notion about the needed hospital bed capacity by analyzing the number of hospitalizations and referrals from the ER in this study.
Material and Method: This study is a retrospective, analytical cross-sectional research. Patients admitted to a tertiary hospital’s adult emergency service in 2018-2019, hospitalized, or referred to another hospital were analyzed.
Results: Of the patients, 28036 were hospitalized; furthermore, this number corresponded to 38.4 patients per day. Of these cases, 15303 (54.6%) were male, and the mean age was 57.89 (±19.5); 8438 cases (30.1%) were admitted to the intensive care unit. The department with the most hospitalizations was internal medicine with 6105 patients (21.78%) and cardiology, with 4822 hospitalized, the most intensive care patients; moreover, psychiatry had the most prolonged length of stay service average of 28 days. The number of patients required to be hospitalized from the emergency room was an average of 48.5 patients per day. The average hospital stay was seven days.
Conclusion: Mainly in regions with several emergency admissions, it can be considered to establish emergency hospitals that serve particularly emergency cases to engage the number of patients to be hospitalized from the emergency room.
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