Quality of stroke care at an Irish Regional General Hospital and Stroke Rehabilitation Unit.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206308
Title:
Quality of stroke care at an Irish Regional General Hospital and Stroke Rehabilitation Unit.
Authors:
Walsh, T; Browne, J; Ugwu, E; O' Riordan, R; Lyons, D
Affiliation:
Department Medicine for the Elderly, Clinical Age Assessment Unit, Mid-Western, Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland. thomaswalsh_3@hotmail.com
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2009 Mar;178(1):19-23. Epub 2008 Sep 24.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206308
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-008-0193-4
PubMed ID:
18813879
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Robust international data support the effectiveness of stroke unit (SU) care. Despite this, most stroke care in Ireland are provided outside of this setting. Limited data currently exist on the quality of care provided. AIM: The aim of this study is to examine the quality of care for patients with stroke in two care settings-Regional General Hospital (RGH) and Stroke Rehabilitation Unit (SRU). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the stroke records of consecutive patients admitted to the SRU between May-November 2002 and April-November 2004 was performed applying the UK National Sentinel Audit of Stroke (NSAS) tool. RESULTS: The results of the study reveal that while SRU processes of care was 74% compliant with standards; compliance with stroke service organisational standards was only 15 and 43% in the RGH and SRU, respectively. CONCLUSION: The quality of stroke care in our area is deficient. Comprehensive reorganisation of stroke services is imperative.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Aged; Databases as Topic/statistics & numerical data; Female; Hospitals, General/statistics & numerical data; Humans; Intensive Care Units/*statistics & numerical data; Ireland; Male; Medical Audit/statistics & numerical data; Middle Aged; Quality of Health Care/standards/*statistics & numerical data; Retrospective Studies; Stroke/*drug therapy
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorUgwu, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorO' Riordan, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorLyons, Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T16:47:01Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T16:47:01Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T16:47:01Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2009 Mar;178(1):19-23. Epub 2008 Sep 24.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid18813879en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-008-0193-4en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/206308-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Robust international data support the effectiveness of stroke unit (SU) care. Despite this, most stroke care in Ireland are provided outside of this setting. Limited data currently exist on the quality of care provided. AIM: The aim of this study is to examine the quality of care for patients with stroke in two care settings-Regional General Hospital (RGH) and Stroke Rehabilitation Unit (SRU). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the stroke records of consecutive patients admitted to the SRU between May-November 2002 and April-November 2004 was performed applying the UK National Sentinel Audit of Stroke (NSAS) tool. RESULTS: The results of the study reveal that while SRU processes of care was 74% compliant with standards; compliance with stroke service organisational standards was only 15 and 43% in the RGH and SRU, respectively. CONCLUSION: The quality of stroke care in our area is deficient. Comprehensive reorganisation of stroke services is imperative.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshDatabases as Topic/statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHospitals, General/statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIntensive Care Units/*statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMedical Audit/statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshQuality of Health Care/standards/*statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshStroke/*drug therapyen_GB
dc.titleQuality of stroke care at an Irish Regional General Hospital and Stroke Rehabilitation Unit.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment Medicine for the Elderly, Clinical Age Assessment Unit, Mid-Western, Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland. thomaswalsh_3@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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