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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205717
Title:
Do we need community geriatrics?
Authors:
O'Hanlon, S; Liston, R
Affiliation:
Kerry General Hospital, Tralee, Co Kerry. sohanlon@gmail.com
Citation:
Do we need community geriatrics?, 102 (10):334-5 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
30-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205717
PubMed ID:
20108805
Abstract:
Community geriatrics has evolved as a specific aspect of geriatric medicine in the UK. In Ireland there is uncertainty as to how it should be planned. This is the first national survey of consultants, specialist registrars and general practitioners to seek their opinions. Most consultants and GPs reported already having a community aspect to their current practice, e.g. nursing home visits or community hospital visits, whereas most SpRs did not. Forty three of 62 respondents (69%) agreed that there is a need for community geriatricians and that there should be integration with hospital medicine. Fifty seven of 62 respondents (92%) felt that there would be a beneficial effect on GP services, though some expressed concern about work overlap. Thirteen of the 25 SpRs (52%) in training hoped to begin practice in community geriatrics in the future.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Community Health Services; Health Services Needs and Demand; Health Services for the Aged; Humans; Ireland; Physicians; Questionnaires
ISSN:
0332-3102

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dc.contributor.authorO'Hanlon, Sen
dc.contributor.authorListon, Ren
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-30T16:28:34Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-30T16:28:34Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-30T16:28:34Z-
dc.identifier.citationDo we need community geriatrics?, 102 (10):334-5 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20108805-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/205717-
dc.description.abstractCommunity geriatrics has evolved as a specific aspect of geriatric medicine in the UK. In Ireland there is uncertainty as to how it should be planned. This is the first national survey of consultants, specialist registrars and general practitioners to seek their opinions. Most consultants and GPs reported already having a community aspect to their current practice, e.g. nursing home visits or community hospital visits, whereas most SpRs did not. Forty three of 62 respondents (69%) agreed that there is a need for community geriatricians and that there should be integration with hospital medicine. Fifty seven of 62 respondents (92%) felt that there would be a beneficial effect on GP services, though some expressed concern about work overlap. Thirteen of the 25 SpRs (52%) in training hoped to begin practice in community geriatrics in the future.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshCommunity Health Services-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services for the Aged-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshPhysicians-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.titleDo we need community geriatrics?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKerry General Hospital, Tralee, Co Kerry. sohanlon@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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