Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/107614
Title:
An audit in general adult psychiatry service.
Authors:
Udumaga, E; Mannion, L
Affiliation:
Department of Liaison Psychiatry, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork. ejike.udumaga@hse.ie
Citation:
An audit in general adult psychiatry service. 2010, 103 (4):123-4 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/107614
PubMed ID:
20486321
Abstract:
The aim of this study is to evaluate the standards of lithium monitoring using the local prescribing guidelines in patients attending the lithium clinic of Galway University Hospitals (GUH). The laboratory records of 116 out of 142 patients who met the inclusion criteria were examined to identify the frequency of testing for serum lithium level, thyroid function tests and renal function tests. Only about one third of the patients met all the recommended standards in these three areas revealing poor standard of lithium monitoring. Lithium monitoring standards could be improved through the involvement of multidisciplinary team and a more detailed patient education system.
Language:
en
MeSH:
Antipsychotic Agents; Female; Humans; Ireland; Lithium; Male; Medical Audit; Mental Disorders; Middle Aged; Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorUdumaga, Een
dc.contributor.authorMannion, Len
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-14T08:19:27Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-14T08:19:27Z-
dc.date.issued2010-04-
dc.identifier.citationAn audit in general adult psychiatry service. 2010, 103 (4):123-4 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20486321-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/107614-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study is to evaluate the standards of lithium monitoring using the local prescribing guidelines in patients attending the lithium clinic of Galway University Hospitals (GUH). The laboratory records of 116 out of 142 patients who met the inclusion criteria were examined to identify the frequency of testing for serum lithium level, thyroid function tests and renal function tests. Only about one third of the patients met all the recommended standards in these three areas revealing poor standard of lithium monitoring. Lithium monitoring standards could be improved through the involvement of multidisciplinary team and a more detailed patient education system.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAntipsychotic Agents-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshLithium-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMedical Audit-
dc.subject.meshMental Disorders-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshOutpatient Clinics, Hospital-
dc.titleAn audit in general adult psychiatry service.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Liaison Psychiatry, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork. ejike.udumaga@hse.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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