Publications by authors named "Koffi Léoplod Krah"

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[The reasons for refusal and abandonment of treatment in the emergency surgery at the University Hospital Center of Bouake, Ivory Coast].

Pan Afr Med J 2021 19;38:291. Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Service d'Orthopédie-Traumatologie du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bouaké, Bouaké 01, Côte d'Ivoire.

The refusal and abandonment of treatment is a behavior frequently observed in our daily practice. The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiology and to identify the reasons for refusals and abandonment of treatment. We conducted a prospective study in the emergency surgery at the University Hospital Center of Bouake from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. It involved all patients admitted with traumatic lesions who had refused or abandoned treatment. Data from 106 cases (16%) of refusal and abandonment of treatment out of 662 cases admitted with limb traumas were examined over this period. The average age of patients was 37 years. The study enrolled 77 men (72.6%). Tertiary sector workers accounted for 56.6% (n= 60) of cases. Lesions were dominated by closed fractures (82.1%; n= 87) and pelvic limbs were the most achieved (78.3%; n=83). Treatment was based on surgery (n=85; 80.2% ) and orthopaedic treatment (n=21; 19.8%). The cost of orthopedic treatment was estimated at 26 500 CFA francs (40 euros) while at 250 000 FCFA (380 euros) for surgical treatment. These costs varied as a function of implant prescribed and its location. Refusal of tratment was expressed by patients (n=30; 28.3%) and by parents (n=76; 71.7%). Reported reasons were dominated by financial problems (n=62; 58.5%), trust in traditional medicine (n=42; 39.6%), religious belief (n=2; 1.9%). The average time of refusal was 22 hours. Eighty eight point seven percent (n=94) of patients signed discharge while 11.3% (n=12) escaped. Refusal of care is a recurrent theme in our context and is due to inadequate health care management of people with limited financial resources.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2021.38.291.22340DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8197042PMC
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