Inpatient consultations to an orthopaedic service: the hidden workload.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/217635
Title:
Inpatient consultations to an orthopaedic service: the hidden workload.
Authors:
O'Malley, N T; O'Daly, B; Harty, J A; Quinlan, W
Affiliation:
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, St Vincent's University Hospital, University College Dublin, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland. natashaomalley@gmail.com
Citation:
Inpatient consultations to an orthopaedic service: the hidden workload. 2011, 180 (4):855-8 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Dec-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/217635
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-011-0729-x
PubMed ID:
21698516
Abstract:
While the quality and efficiency of out-patient orthopaedic referrals are well documented in the literature, there is little on the standard and appropriateness of inpatient orthopaedic consultations.; To prospectively audit the pattern of inpatient consultations to an orthopaedic service.; Data were prospectively collected on all inpatients referred to the orthopaedic service over a 4-month period.; Sixty-eight consultations were received in the study period. The average age was 68 years (range 20-86 years). Seventy-two percent of consultations were from medical services, 25% from other surgical specialties and the remainder (3%) from the psychiatric department. Eight (12%) patients required surgical intervention. Twenty patients (29%) had previously been seen in the outpatient department.; Inpatient orthopaedic consultations generate a significant workload and the majority of such patients could be seen as outpatients. Clear and explicit guidelines on appropriate referral pathways, as well as enhanced education in the management of musculoskeletal disorders and available services may optimise delivery of patient care in the inpatient setting.
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Female; Hospitalization; Hospitals, Teaching; Hospitals, Urban; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Orthopedics; Referral and Consultation; Workload; Young Adult
ISSN:
1863-4362
Ethical Approval:
N/A

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Malley, N T-
dc.contributor.authorO'Daly, B-
dc.contributor.authorHarty, J A-
dc.contributor.authorQuinlan, W-
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-04T11:17:27Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-04T11:17:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-12-
dc.identifier.citationInpatient consultations to an orthopaedic service: the hidden workload. 2011, 180 (4):855-8 Ir J Med Sci-
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid21698516-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-011-0729-x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/217635-
dc.description.abstractWhile the quality and efficiency of out-patient orthopaedic referrals are well documented in the literature, there is little on the standard and appropriateness of inpatient orthopaedic consultations.-
dc.description.abstractTo prospectively audit the pattern of inpatient consultations to an orthopaedic service.-
dc.description.abstractData were prospectively collected on all inpatients referred to the orthopaedic service over a 4-month period.-
dc.description.abstractSixty-eight consultations were received in the study period. The average age was 68 years (range 20-86 years). Seventy-two percent of consultations were from medical services, 25% from other surgical specialties and the remainder (3%) from the psychiatric department. Eight (12%) patients required surgical intervention. Twenty patients (29%) had previously been seen in the outpatient department.-
dc.description.abstractInpatient orthopaedic consultations generate a significant workload and the majority of such patients could be seen as outpatients. Clear and explicit guidelines on appropriate referral pathways, as well as enhanced education in the management of musculoskeletal disorders and available services may optimise delivery of patient care in the inpatient setting.-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHospitalization-
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Teaching-
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Urban-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshOrthopedics-
dc.subject.meshReferral and Consultation-
dc.subject.meshWorkload-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleInpatient consultations to an orthopaedic service: the hidden workload.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Trauma and Orthopaedics, St Vincent's University Hospital, University College Dublin, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland. natashaomalley@gmail.com-
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical science-
dc.type.qualificationlevelN/Aen
cr.approval.ethicalN/Aen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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