The impact of the National Treatment Purchase Fund on numbers of core urology training cases at University Hospital Galway.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/138705
Title:
The impact of the National Treatment Purchase Fund on numbers of core urology training cases at University Hospital Galway.
Authors:
Harney, T J; Dowling, C M; Brady, C M
Affiliation:
Department of Urology, University College Hospital Galway, Galway City, Ireland. harneyt@gmail.com
Citation:
The impact of the National Treatment Purchase Fund on numbers of core urology training cases at University Hospital Galway. 2011, 9 (3):147-9 Surgeon
Journal:
The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
Issue Date:
Jun-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/138705
DOI:
10.1016/j.surge.2010.08.009
PubMed ID:
21550520
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21550520
Abstract:
Since the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) scheme was introduced in 2002, public patients waiting longer than three months for investigations and treatment are offered care in the private medical sector. Our aim was to assess the impact of the NTPF scheme on the number of training cases performed at University Hospital Galway (UHG). The number and type of urological procedures performed in the private medical sector under the NTFP scheme in 2008 were obtained from the UHG waiting list office. The number of these procedures performed on public patients by trainees at UHG in 2008 was determined retrospectively by reviewing theatre records. A significant number of core urology procedures were performed in the private sector via the NTPF scheme. Cancer centre designation and implementation of the EWTD will also place further pressures on urological training opportunities in Ireland.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Clinical Competence; Education, Medical, Graduate; Hospitals, University; Humans; Internship and Residency; Ireland; Private Sector; Retrospective Studies; Urologic Diseases; Urologic Surgical Procedures; Waiting Lists
ISSN:
1479-666X

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHarney, T Jen
dc.contributor.authorDowling, C Men
dc.contributor.authorBrady, C Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-03T14:11:45Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-03T14:11:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-06-
dc.identifier.citationThe impact of the National Treatment Purchase Fund on numbers of core urology training cases at University Hospital Galway. 2011, 9 (3):147-9 Surgeonen
dc.identifier.issn1479-666X-
dc.identifier.pmid21550520-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.surge.2010.08.009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/138705-
dc.description.abstractSince the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) scheme was introduced in 2002, public patients waiting longer than three months for investigations and treatment are offered care in the private medical sector. Our aim was to assess the impact of the NTPF scheme on the number of training cases performed at University Hospital Galway (UHG). The number and type of urological procedures performed in the private medical sector under the NTFP scheme in 2008 were obtained from the UHG waiting list office. The number of these procedures performed on public patients by trainees at UHG in 2008 was determined retrospectively by reviewing theatre records. A significant number of core urology procedures were performed in the private sector via the NTPF scheme. Cancer centre designation and implementation of the EWTD will also place further pressures on urological training opportunities in Ireland.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21550520en
dc.subject.meshClinical Competence-
dc.subject.meshEducation, Medical, Graduate-
dc.subject.meshHospitals, University-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInternship and Residency-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshPrivate Sector-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshUrologic Diseases-
dc.subject.meshUrologic Surgical Procedures-
dc.subject.meshWaiting Lists-
dc.titleThe impact of the National Treatment Purchase Fund on numbers of core urology training cases at University Hospital Galway.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Urology, University College Hospital Galway, Galway City, Ireland. harneyt@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalThe surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Irelanden
dc.description.provinceConnacht-

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