Pp-544 Follow-Up Of Psychiatric Patients Based On Data Available From Medical Records

Author(s): 
Sanda Kreitmayer-Pestic, Senada Selmanovic, Muamera Mujcinagic-Vrabac
House of Health Dr Mustafa Sehovic" Tuzla
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Introduction: Psychiatric morbidity is followed by the enormous suffering of the patient and their families, significant decrease in quality of lives, exacerbation of coexisting diseases and huge direct and indirect financial costs with high mortality which in 15% of cases results in suicide.
Objectives: The main objectives are to determine how often family doctors see and follow-up patients with mental disorders (psychiatric diagnosis). Secondary objectives are to determine disorders that are the most common; prevention of other chronic non-infectious diseases; education of patients and their families about the disorder itself; review of the patient's medical records, especially paying attention on' personal and family history and the evidence of behaviour disorders (smoking, alcohol, drugs) indicated in patient's medical record.
Material & Methods: The research has been conducted as a retrospective cross-sectional study on a sample of 1000 patient's medical files in a Satellite Educational Centre of Family Medicine in Slavinovici. Out of 1000 medical files I have found the sample of 50 which satisfied criteria to be a part of the research. In the research I used only those, existing information that were available from the medical records.
Results: This research showed that data in medical records of psychiatric patients were not complete: the most common disorder is depression; patient/family is insufficiently educated about risk-factors of chronic non-infectious diseases; many important personal data are still missing.
,, A patient's personality is more important than the disorder itself'. Sir Wiliam Osler, M.D. 1891.
Literature: 
PP-544
FOLLOW-UP OF PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS BASED ON DATA AVAILABLE FROM MEDICAL RECORDS