Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207910
Title:
Epilepsy audit: do we document everything?
Authors:
Iqbal, M; Bilal, S; Sarwar, S; Murphy, R P
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin-24,, Ireland. mudassir213@hotmail.com
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2011 Mar;180(1):31-5. Epub 2010 Aug 3.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207910
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0542-y
PubMed ID:
20680701
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: An audit of the hospital notes and letters of patients with epilepsy sent to general practitioners was undertaken. AIMS: (a) To examine the frequency of important omissions in history taking and role of precipitants in seizure control, (b) to determine whether appropriate investigations had been performed and their results, (c) to assess whether letters sent to GPs contain all the appropriate information and advice, and to evaluate the waiting time for out-patient clinics and investigations. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted in a teaching hospital setting. A computerised search of the clinical database of a consultant neurologist was performed on patients with epilepsy. The notes of the first 100 names selected randomly by the computer were analysed. The study period was during the years 1998-2005. Age range was from 17-72 years. The male:female ratio was 1:1. CONCLUSION: Major deficiencies in documentation were identified in this study.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Documentation; Emergency Service, Hospital/standards; Epilepsy/*diagnosis/*therapy; Female; Hospitals, Teaching/standards; Humans; Ireland; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Male; Medical Audit; Medical History Taking/*standards; Middle Aged; Referral and Consultation; Retrospective Studies; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Young Adult
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIqbal, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorBilal, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSarwar, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, R Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:49:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:49:50Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:49:50Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2011 Mar;180(1):31-5. Epub 2010 Aug 3.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20680701en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0542-yen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207910-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: An audit of the hospital notes and letters of patients with epilepsy sent to general practitioners was undertaken. AIMS: (a) To examine the frequency of important omissions in history taking and role of precipitants in seizure control, (b) to determine whether appropriate investigations had been performed and their results, (c) to assess whether letters sent to GPs contain all the appropriate information and advice, and to evaluate the waiting time for out-patient clinics and investigations. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted in a teaching hospital setting. A computerised search of the clinical database of a consultant neurologist was performed on patients with epilepsy. The notes of the first 100 names selected randomly by the computer were analysed. The study period was during the years 1998-2005. Age range was from 17-72 years. The male:female ratio was 1:1. CONCLUSION: Major deficiencies in documentation were identified in this study.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshDocumentationen_GB
dc.subject.meshEmergency Service, Hospital/standardsen_GB
dc.subject.meshEpilepsy/*diagnosis/*therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Teaching/standardsen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imagingen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMedical Auditen_GB
dc.subject.meshMedical History Taking/*standardsen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshReferral and Consultationen_GB
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computeden_GB
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_GB
dc.titleEpilepsy audit: do we document everything?en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Neurology, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin-24,, Ireland. mudassir213@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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