The influence of SCUD missile attacks on the utilization of ambulatory services in a family practice.

S. Nakar, E. Kahan, T. Nir, M. A. Weingarten

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Abstract

The consulting load in a family practice exposed to SCUD missile attacks during the 1991 Gulf War was compared with the equivalent period in 1990. The rate of visits was cut by half, with a relative and absolute increase in psychological consultations, and a decrease in consultations for infectious and respiratory conditions. There were more urgent consultations and fewer planned appointments. It is suggested that the stress of the SCUD missile attacks led to a reduction in consultations for trivial disorders, but an increase in the anxiety level of the population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-153
Number of pages5
JournalMedicine, Conflict and Survival
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

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