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Clinical data analysis of 2491 acupuncture inpatient consultations: a report from Qilu Hospital of Shandong University
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Pages: 211-216
Year: Issue:  2
Journal: Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

Keyword:  acupuncture and moxibustionacupuncture therapyacupuncture consultationillness spectrumcomprehensive hospital;
Abstract: Objective To summarize the 2491 acupuncture inpatient consultations in Qilu Hospital of Shandong University during 2014, and analyze the application of acupuncture in comprehensive hospital, hoping to provide direction and methods for clinical practice and scientific research of acupuncture. Methods The consultation record and hospitalization information during 2014 in Department of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, were collected and summarized through Inpatient Information Management System. The distribution of consultation discipline and disease were analyzed. Results Among all the consultations, 15 second-class disciplines were involved, and the number of neurology and surgery was 1399, accounting for 59.00% of all consultation. 111 types of diseases were found in consultation, mainly postoperative complications, cerebrovascular disease and arthropathy. The primary disease of consultations involved all the systems, mainly nervous system disease, musculoskeletal system disease, connective tissue diseases and genitourinary system diseases, accounting for 73.89% of all consultations. Conclusion Acupuncture is closely related with clinical disciplines of neurology and surgery. The cooperation between acupuncture and pediatrics and oncology should be strengthened. Acupuncture has an advantage over treating postoperative complications and neuromuscular diseases.
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