Clinical and statistical characteristic of references at the third stage of ophthalmic care

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AIM: to carry out a clinical and statistical analysis of patients’ references at the third stage of ophthalmic care in Azerbaijan Republic conditions.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Materials of the National Ophthalmology Center named after the Academician Zarifa Aliyeva are used. All the cases of primary references during 2019 are analyzed.

RESULTS: The lowest proportion of unjustified references was among residents of republican subordination cities (1.3 ± 0.1%), where the frequency of primary visits is low as well (1.28 ± 0.04‰). The rate of unjustified references of regional centre city residents – (4.8 ± 0.1%), and of those of rural settlements (10.7 ± 0.1%) were significantly different. There were significant differences concerning the rate of primary visits (2.32 ± 0.026 and 2.56 ± 0.024‰). The rate of primary visits between male and female populations also was significantly different (2.58 ± 0.024 and 3.02 ± 0.021‰, р < 0.01).

CONCLUSION: The rate of primary references at the third stage was 4.62 ± 0.04‰ in Baku, 2.56 ± 0.024‰ – in rural settlements, 2.32 ± 0.031‰ – in regional centre cities, and 1.28 ± 0.04‰ – in republican subordination cities; it had significant gender specificities. Within primary visit causes, accommodation and refraction disorders (32.3 ± 0.5%), ocular trauma and that of eye adnexa (19.7 ± 0.4%) prevail.

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Banovsha Kh. Hajiyeva

Academican Zarifa Aliyeva National Centre of Ophthalmology

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ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8683-3825

PhD (Med.)

Azerbaijan, 32/15, Cavadkhan str., Baku, AZ1114, Azerbaijan Republic


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