Characteristics of Musculoskeletal Injury Patients Refusing Action from Orthopaedi
International Journal of ChemTech Research
Objective : The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of orthopedic patients with musculoskeletal injuries that refused the action at RSUP H. Adam Malik Medan. Material and Methods : A total of 228 patients refused the action that began in August 2016 until August 2017 with a retrospective descriptive study with cross-sectional approaches that entered into the inclusion criteria included in the study by looking at patient demographics, educational level, patient ethnic,
... patient ethnic, refusal reasons, patient diagnosis, plan of actions/treatment, modes of payment, mode of payment for reasons of refusal, and level of education for reasons of rejection of patients who reject acts of orthopaedi. Results : Characteristics of patients refuse the most acts are men (76.7%), with an average age of 18-32 years, high school education (42.1%), originating ethnic from Batak (50%), reason refusal of treatment due to bone setter(54.38%), closed fracture cases (57,46%), refused to open reduction internal fixation treatment (42.54%), and private payment status (57.02%). Conclusion : The results of this study can be concluded that the largest accidents are in productive age with male gender whereas the mode of payment and the level of education of the patient does not affect the reason for the rejection of the patient. Changes or increases in public knowledge about health are not matched by an improvement or a change in their behavior.