Specialized Phlebology Office — a New Organizational Form to Help Patients with Varicosity of the Lower Extremities

V.I. Palamarchuk, V.A. Hodos

Abstract


The analysis of the work of new organizational form of phlebological care — specialized phlebology office (SPO) is presented.
Materials and methods. Results of the analysis of outpatient visits of 1625 patients with vascular disease of the lower limbs or with their symptoms for the period 2008–2012 had been analyzed. Number of initially applied patients was 1625 (31.18 %), of reapplied ones — 3587 (68.82 %), total number of visits was 5212.
Results and discussion. The higher number of revisits of SPO — 3587 (68.82 %) compared to the number of primary visits — 1625 (31.18 %) indicates a high degree of confidence to the specialists of this organizational structure. Detailed analysis of the symptoms in the initial visit enabled to assess properly health status of the patient and made it possible to avoid mistakes in the choice of future treatment strategy. A total of 13,147 various services were provided to the patients with varicosity of the lower limbs (VLL), who applied to SPO within analyzed period, that indicates the strong demand for high-quality medical diagnostic aid among patients with VLL.
Conclusions. Specialized phlebology office, equipped with modern diagnostic and treatment equipment with the main unit staff — surgeon-phlebologist is optimal outpatient structure for public phlebological specialized care. Specialized phlebology office — it is a new organizational form, which wasn’t presented previously in the scheme of outpatient surgical service, it has the potential to be an effective intermediary link between patients with varicosity and surgical hospitals.


Keywords


varicosity; outpatient treatment; specialized phlebology office

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