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

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207332
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:
Ir Med J. 2011 Jul-Aug;104(7):214-7.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207332
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.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated/*organization & administration; *Disease Management; Documentation; Epilepsy/*therapy; Humans; Ireland; Medical Audit; Primary Health Care
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorVarley, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorDelanty, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Riordan, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorKenny, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarry, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorQuigney, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorNormand, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzsimons, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:05:02Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:05:02Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:05:02Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2011 Jul-Aug;104(7):214-7.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21957690en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207332-
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.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshDelivery of Health Care, Integrated/*organization & administrationen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Disease Managementen_GB
dc.subject.meshDocumentationen_GB
dc.subject.meshEpilepsy/*therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMedical Auditen_GB
dc.subject.meshPrimary Health Careen_GB
dc.titleTowards the development of integrated epilepsy services: an audit of documented epilepsy care.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpilepsy Programme, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9., jarlath.varley@hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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