Result of benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment in rural hospital under Intra-provincial medicine fund with IT application based
Keywords:Urology, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Treatment of Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Referral system, Drug management system
Source: Benign prostatic hyperplasia is one of the most common long-term, non-communicable diseases in the outpatient environment (BPH). A general practitioner, internist, or urologist can currently treat BPH. But nowadays mostly of BPH patients were referred to Urologist due to problem of drug management system. On the other hand, Urologists are only available in regional center hospitals. However, because there are numerous patients, the patients need to go to the provincial hospital with great distances and require a long waiting time. Consequently, a system of Intra-provincial medicine funds was established. We created an application to send patient data to the rural hospital for treatment by General practice, enabling patients to obtain standard care. Obtain complete patient data while lowering costs and travel time to the hospital. Result: There was no statistically significant difference (p-value < 0.05) in the quality of patient treatment using IPSS and treatment side effects. Nevertheless, the patients' cost and travel time to the rural hospital were significantly less than the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital. In terms of program integrity, no lack of referral information incidence was reported. Furthermore, it can send complete disbursement information to withdraw from the government. Conclusion: The quality of treatment of patients with Benign prostatic hyperplasia treated with medication by a general practitioner at a rural hospital under the Intra-provincial medicine fund is similar to that of a urologist at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital. Reduce costs and travel time for the provincial hospital and use an application to forward patient information for treatment and disbursement information. Able to forward complete information and no problem with disbursement.