Towards the development of integrated epilepsy services: an audit of documented epilepsy care.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/189813
Title:
Towards the development of integrated epilepsy services: an audit of documented epilepsy care.
Authors:
Varley, J; O'Connor, R; Delanty, N; O'Riordan, D; Kenny, A; Barry, N; Quigney, M; Normand, C; Fitzsimons, M
Affiliation:
Epilepsy Programme, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9. jarlath.varley@hse.ie
Citation:
Towards the development of integrated epilepsy services: an audit of documented epilepsy care., 104 (7):214-7 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
17-Nov-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/189813
PubMed ID:
21957690
Abstract:
Effective chronic disease management (CDM) requires the ready availability and communication of accurate, clinical disease specific information. Using epilepsy as a probe into CDM, we report on the availability and reliability of clinical information in the primary care records of people with epilepsy (PWE). The medical records of 374 PWE from 53 general practices in the Mid-West region of Ireland were examined. Confirmation of an epilepsy diagnosis by a neurologist was documented for 132 (35%) patients. 282 (75%) patients had no documented evidence of receiving specialist neurology review while 149 (40%) had not been reviewed by their GP in the previous two years for their epilepsy. Significant variation in documentation of epilepsy specific information together with an inadequacy and inconsistency of existing epilepsy services was highlighted.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated; Disease Management; Documentation; Epilepsy; Humans; Ireland; Medical Audit; Primary Health Care
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorVarley, Jen
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Ren
dc.contributor.authorDelanty, Nen
dc.contributor.authorO'Riordan, Den
dc.contributor.authorKenny, Aen
dc.contributor.authorBarry, Nen
dc.contributor.authorQuigney, Men
dc.contributor.authorNormand, Cen
dc.contributor.authorFitzsimons, Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-17T10:47:38Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-17T10:47:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-11-17T10:47:38Z-
dc.identifier.citationTowards the development of integrated epilepsy services: an audit of documented epilepsy care., 104 (7):214-7 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid21957690-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/189813-
dc.description.abstractEffective chronic disease management (CDM) requires the ready availability and communication of accurate, clinical disease specific information. Using epilepsy as a probe into CDM, we report on the availability and reliability of clinical information in the primary care records of people with epilepsy (PWE). The medical records of 374 PWE from 53 general practices in the Mid-West region of Ireland were examined. Confirmation of an epilepsy diagnosis by a neurologist was documented for 132 (35%) patients. 282 (75%) patients had no documented evidence of receiving specialist neurology review while 149 (40%) had not been reviewed by their GP in the previous two years for their epilepsy. Significant variation in documentation of epilepsy specific information together with an inadequacy and inconsistency of existing epilepsy services was highlighted.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshDelivery of Health Care, Integrated-
dc.subject.meshDisease Management-
dc.subject.meshDocumentation-
dc.subject.meshEpilepsy-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMedical Audit-
dc.subject.meshPrimary Health Care-
dc.titleTowards the development of integrated epilepsy services: an audit of documented epilepsy care.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEpilepsy Programme, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9. jarlath.varley@hse.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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