A primary care-based health needs assessment in inner city Dublin.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208000
Title:
A primary care-based health needs assessment in inner city Dublin.
Authors:
O'Kelly, C M; Cullen, W; O'Kelly, S M; O'Kelly, F D; Bury, G
Affiliation:
School of Medicine and Medical Science, The Coombe Healthcare Centre, Dublin 8,, Ireland. conor.okelly@ucdconnect.ie
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2010 Sep;179(3):399-403. Epub 2010 Apr 20.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208000
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0483-5
PubMed ID:
20405234
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: In 2001, a primary care-based health needs assessment (HNA) in South Inner City of Dublin identified high levels of morbidity and widespread and frequent use of primary care and specialist hospital services as particular concerns. AIMS: This study aims to determine the primary care health needs of a local community, from the perspective of service users and service providers. METHODS: A similar methodology to our 2001 HNA was adopted, involving semi-structured interviews with a convenience sample of patients attending two general practices and key informants regarding local health issues and health service utilisation. RESULTS: High levels of morbidity and chronic illness were found. A correlation between the local environment and ill-health was identified, as well as high utilisation of primary care services in the area. CONCLUSION: The establishment of a Primary Care Team would begin to address the health needs of the community.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Chronic Disease; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; *Needs Assessment; Primary Health Care/*organization & administration; Urban Population
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Kelly, C Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Wen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Kelly, S Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Kelly, F Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorBury, Gen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:57:18Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:57:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:57:18Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2010 Sep;179(3):399-403. Epub 2010 Apr 20.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20405234en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0483-5en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/208000-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: In 2001, a primary care-based health needs assessment (HNA) in South Inner City of Dublin identified high levels of morbidity and widespread and frequent use of primary care and specialist hospital services as particular concerns. AIMS: This study aims to determine the primary care health needs of a local community, from the perspective of service users and service providers. METHODS: A similar methodology to our 2001 HNA was adopted, involving semi-structured interviews with a convenience sample of patients attending two general practices and key informants regarding local health issues and health service utilisation. RESULTS: High levels of morbidity and chronic illness were found. A correlation between the local environment and ill-health was identified, as well as high utilisation of primary care services in the area. CONCLUSION: The establishment of a Primary Care Team would begin to address the health needs of the community.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshChronic Diseaseen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Needs Assessmenten_GB
dc.subject.meshPrimary Health Care/*organization & administrationen_GB
dc.subject.meshUrban Populationen_GB
dc.titleA primary care-based health needs assessment in inner city Dublin.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Medicine and Medical Science, The Coombe Healthcare Centre, Dublin 8,, Ireland. conor.okelly@ucdconnect.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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