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Étude des caractéristiques de séjour hospitalier en fonction de la précarité : évaluation du score EPICES

Abstract : Background and purpose: Social deprivation leads to uneven access to medical care. At the hospital it can lead to increase the length of stay, mainly due to difficulties to come back at home. This issue creates important costs. Several tools exists to evaluate social deprivation and rapidly take care of it. This study aimed to establish a correlation between a high EPICES score and the lengthening of hospital stay. Methods: It was an observational monocentric prospective study in several units of the Grenoble hospital center. Included patients were those hospitalised through emergencies, for whom an EPICES score was made. Data were collected from the medical information department. Finally, a correlation was calculated using the Pearson coefficient with R software. Results: Four hundred and six patients were included during the four month length of the study. The results' analysis did not allowed us to establish a statistically significant correlation between a high EPICES score and hospital stay lengthening. However, we can keep in mind a tendency of lengthening when EPICES score is above 40. Perspectives: EPICES score is not significantly correlated with hospital stay lengthening, but it's still an easy to use and quick score. Its use in routine to anticipate complex hospital stays needs to be evaluated in a larger scale.
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Claire Portal, Benoît Autones. Étude des caractéristiques de séjour hospitalier en fonction de la précarité : évaluation du score EPICES. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2017. ⟨dumas-01520525⟩

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