Rapporti tra il Dipartimento Emergenza-Accettazione e il pediatra di famiglia: esperienze a confronto
Pediatra di famiglia, Roma
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EMERGENCY HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT AND FAMILY PAEDIATRICIANS: COMPARISON OF EXPERIENCES
Key words: Family paediatrician, Emergency hospital department
The causes and the modalities of the access to the emergency hospital department of 155
children during a mean period of 7.5 years has been evaluated. Hospital admission was
more frequent when the children were referred to the hospital by the paediatrician but was
rare after the spontaneous access to the emergency department.
The improper, direct, utilization of the emergency departments seems to be related to a low
social status and to a poor relationship with the family paediatrician. Several possible solutions
to ameliorate the utilization of emergency hospital department are discussed, mainly
based on different interactions between families, general paediatricians and hospital operators.