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4,459 Patients Benefited from the Referral Program Including 90 Life-Saving Cases
19 May 2015
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has referred 4,459 patients, through the Referral (Ehalati) Program, during the period from 21 to 27 Rajab 1436H, including 90 life-saving cases, at a rate of 2.02% of the total number of referred cases, according to the Supervisor of the Referral (Ehalati) Program of the Ministry of Health (MOH), Mr. Suleiman bin Ahmad Al-Sharie.
 
He revealed that out of the referred cases, 1,781 patients (amounting to 39.9%) were approved, whereas 2,469 cases (at a rate of 55.4%) are still being considered, 121 cases (at a rate of 2.7%) are not in need to be referred, and 88 cases (2% of all referred cases) are still on the waiting list.
 
Mr. Al-Sharie noted that life-saving cases amounted to 90 at a rate of 2.02%, whereas the emergency cases amounted to 933 (at a rate of 20.92%), the hospitalized cases amounted to 968 (at a rate of 21.71%), and the cases referred to the outpatient clinics amounted to 2,468 cases (at a rate of 55.35%) of all referred cases through the system.
 
It's worth mentioning here that ‘Ehalati’ Program is reckoned one of the new e-programs carried out by the Ministry of Health. Advantages of the program include providing medical counseling among physicians in the various medical facilities to study the health situation of the patient without the need for transferring him. It also provides all the logistic and coordination requirements to refer the patient from one medical facility to another. In addition, it provides an accurate archiving and statistic system, which contains information of the referred patients through the program in the Kingdom’s hospitals.
 



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