ANALYSIS OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF GYNECOLOGIC DISEASES TREATED AT A DAY GYNECOLOGY UNIT
BACKGROUND: A gynecological day hospital is an alternative to hospitalization enabling to improve accessibility and avoid hospitalizations. Our study investigated the most common gynecologic issues treated in a day gynecology clinic. METHODS: The distribution of attendances to a gynecology day hospital was studied in the period from 2015 to 2017. Data collected from the gynecologic diagnoses (a total of 2,908 cases) were standardized according to the International Classification of Diseases in its tenth revision. RESULTS: Over the period from 2015 to 2017, noninflammatory disorders of the female genital tract (N80-N99) were predominant in the distribution of gynecologic conditions treated on an outpatient basis, that is, 69.0% in 2015, 78.6% in 2016, and 82.3% in 2017 of the total number of admissions. Among non-inflammatory disorders of the female genital tract, the most common were as follows: polyp of female genital tract (N84); other non-inflammatory disorders of uterus (N85), which include endometrial glandular hyperplasia (N85.0) and endometrial adenomatous hyperplasia (N85.1); erosion and ectropion of cervix uteri (N86); female infertility (N97). CONCLUSIONS: Our findings correspond to data obtained in other countries. The main group of diseases is represented by non-inflammatory disorders of the female genital tract. Thus, the data can be used in planning and organizing gynecological care for women undergoing treatment in day facilities.