Background The Premature Department (P.D.), accepts cases of neonates with emergent health issues from our hospital’s Gynekology/Obstetrics clinic, the private clinic and their homes. Some of them, after they are stabilised, need to get transferred to a Tertiary Hospital.
Aim Keeping data of the hospital admissions and their frequency, in comparison to the exit diagnosis and their origin, during the last 4 years.
Methods The data, from the listing and descriptive depicting of the neonates, that exist in the P.D. archive.
Results In 2012 there were 40 (15,8%) transfers to a tertiary hospital out of the 253 admissions. In the first semester (F.S.) there were 19 transfers, and in second semester (S.S.), 21. The origin of neonates is from Greek 79,5%, from Bulgarian 10,3% and 10,15% from Albanian. In 2013 there were 40 (19,4%) transfers (15 in F.S. and 25 in S.S.) out of the 206 admissions. As for their origin, 75,3% were Greek, 24,6% Albanian. In 2014 there were 36 (22,2%) transfers out of the total 162 admission, (10 in F.S. and 26 in S.S.), with a higher number of boys and their origins from Greek. In 2015 there were 28 (21,3%) transfers out of 131 admissions, (15 in F.S. and 13 in S.S.). The origins of tranfered neonates were 77,5% Greek and the rest were Gypsy, Albanian and Bulgarian. The primary reasons for transferring were: difficulty in breathings, perinatal stress, surgery needing problem, neonates born with abnormalities, heart problems, prematurity, risk of spasms, twin pregnancy, e.t.c
Conclusion We can see that males have a higher health risk. It is concluded that most of the transfers happen at in the 2nd semester. The reasons for transferring are: difficulty in breathing, prematurity, perinatal stress, need for surgery, neonate born with abnormalities. The origin of the women was, as expected, Greek but a percentage of 15%–25%, were Albanian, Bulgarian and Gypsy.
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