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Health handled more than 5,000 home visits in Mazarrón last year (19/01/2016)

Guillen notes that home care "is a great help to improve chronic care"

Health centers Mazarrón and Puerto de Mazarrón handled more than 240,000 consultations in 2015

The two health centers in Mazarrón attended last year 5,420 house calls, of 241,992 health consultations attended in total.

With a usual target population of about 29,000 residents, the town maintains a ratio of health cards for less than the regional and national media professional, which increases performance at home.

The Minister of Health, Encarna Guillen, visited health centers in Mazarron, along with the mayor of the town, Alicia Jimenez, and recalled that "it is imperative that we move forward in improving primary care."

Guillen explained that "electronic prescriptions and increasing health centers and clinics network allows us to reduce the quota of patients and devote more time to care, both in the centers and at home."

In this regard, the Minister of Health stated that "home care is one of the actions we are improving as to monitor chronically ill is a measure with good results."

The two health centers in Mazarrón have an average quota of Family Medicine optimal, since in no case exceed the average set of 1,400 patients per doctor (1,385 and 1,326 in Mazarrón Puerto de Mazarrón).

The same applies in pediatrics, where the optimal number is 1,000 patients per doctor, and in the case of Mazarrón the average quota stands at 822, while in Puerto de Mazarrón is 993.

During the visit, Guillen said, "We are working especially by strengthening the qualitative leap that has given the Health Area II in the Santa Lucia Hospital and now with the functional plan to revive the Hospital del Rosell".

In addition, the minister referred to the prevention as another of the main actions of the Ministry.

In this regard, he stressed that "in Mazarrón work successfully screened for colon and rectal cancer and breast cancer screening."

He also indicated that over 60 percent of women receiving the call to participate in the diagnosis of breast cancer seek, but "we must continue to increase these figures," impacted.

240,000 cases handled

Of the 147,980 cases handled in Mazarrón Health Center in 2015, most correspond to family medicine, with 74,787 visits;

14,931 to 58,262 to pediatrics and nursing.

Regarding Emergency consultations, 15,877 were related to Nursing, 13,357 emergency department of Family Medicine and Pediatrics at 3,518.

Regarding the visits, mostly they correspond to Nursing (3,649), followed by Family Medicine (331) and Pediatrics (8).

Meanwhile, the number of cases handled over the past year the Health Centre Puerto de Mazarrón totaled 94,012.

Of these, 48,987 correspond to Family Medicine, Pediatrics and 10,718 to 34,307 Nurse.

Regarding the Emergency, a total of 22,188 were treated.

Of these, 9,748 of Family Medicine, 1,857 and 1,246 emergency pediatric emergency nursing.

Two centers and three offices

The Health District 38-Mazarrón, attached to the management of the Health Area II (Cartagena) comprises health centers Mazarrón and Puerto de Mazarrón and the offices of Campo Sol, Cańada de Gallego and Majada and the SUAP Mazarrón.

Source: CARM

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