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Table 3 Most important reasons for admission in the HaH programme by study area (July 2001 – June 2002)

From: The functioning of the Cuban home hospitalization programme: a descriptive analysis

  Total Union de Reyes Cruces Fomento Playa
Reason for admission Number Number Number Number Number
Respiratory problem      
(Broncho)pneumonia 108 47 31 6 24
High respiratory infection 103 10 48 22 23
Bronchitis and COPD 36 16 4 14 2
Asthma 15 2 5 5 3
Other 11 0 5 3 3
Total 273 (33%) 75 93 50 55
Gynaeco-Obstetrical problem      
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 11 1 9 1 0
Complications of pregnancy 63 6 17 30 10
Complications of postpartum 16 5 0 7 4
Total 90 (11%) 12 26 38 14
Gastro-intestinal problem      
Intestinal infections 53 24 17 2 10
Hepatitis 11 0 8 1 2
Gastric and duodenal ulcer 4 2 0 2 0
Total 68 (8%) 26 25 5 12
Cardiovascular problem      
Unstable hypertension 23 1 8 11 3
Ischemic heart disease 5 0 5 0 0
Chronic heart insufficiency 9 5 1 0 3
Peripheral circulatory problems 21 4 4 11 2
Others and unspecified 7 0 6 0 1
Total 65 (8%) 10 24 22 9
Early hospital discharge 134 (16%) 17 77 26 14
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