Review of acute cancer beds.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221339
Title:
Review of acute cancer beds.
Authors:
Evans, D S; Kiernan, R; Corcoran, R; Glacken, M; O'Shea, M
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health, HSE West, Merlin Park Hospital, Galway.
Citation:
Review of acute cancer beds. 2012, 105 (1):13-5 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221339
PubMed ID:
22397206
Abstract:
A review of admissions to cancer services at University Hospital Galway (UHG) was undertaken to assess the appropriateness of hospital usage. All cancer specialty patients admitted from 26-28 May 2009 were reviewed (n = 82). Chi square tests, Exact tests, and One-way ANOVA were utilised to analyse key issues emerging from the data. Fifty (61%) were classified as emergencies. Twenty three (67%) occupied a designated cancer bed with 24 (30%) in outlying non-oncology wards. The mean length of stay was 29.3 days. Possible alternatives to admission were identified for 15 (19%) patients. There was no evidence of discharge planning for 50 (60%) admissions. There is considerable potential to make more appropriate utilisation of UHG for cancer patients, particularly in terms of reducing bed days and length of stay and the proportion of emergency cancer admissions, and further developing integrated systems of discharge planning.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Local subject classification:
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT; HEALTH SERVICE PLANNING
MeSH:
Acute Disease; Analysis of Variance; Bed Occupancy; Chi-Square Distribution; Female; Hospitals, University; Humans; Ireland; Length of Stay; Male; Middle Aged; Neoplasms; Patient Admission; Quality Assurance, Health Care
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEvans, D Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKiernan, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorCorcoran, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorGlacken, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-01T13:10:12Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-01T13:10:12Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-
dc.identifier.citationReview of acute cancer beds. 2012, 105 (1):13-5 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22397206-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/221339-
dc.description.abstractA review of admissions to cancer services at University Hospital Galway (UHG) was undertaken to assess the appropriateness of hospital usage. All cancer specialty patients admitted from 26-28 May 2009 were reviewed (n = 82). Chi square tests, Exact tests, and One-way ANOVA were utilised to analyse key issues emerging from the data. Fifty (61%) were classified as emergencies. Twenty three (67%) occupied a designated cancer bed with 24 (30%) in outlying non-oncology wards. The mean length of stay was 29.3 days. Possible alternatives to admission were identified for 15 (19%) patients. There was no evidence of discharge planning for 50 (60%) admissions. There is considerable potential to make more appropriate utilisation of UHG for cancer patients, particularly in terms of reducing bed days and length of stay and the proportion of emergency cancer admissions, and further developing integrated systems of discharge planning.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAcute Disease-
dc.subject.meshAnalysis of Variance-
dc.subject.meshBed Occupancy-
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distribution-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHospitals, University-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshLength of Stay-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms-
dc.subject.meshPatient Admission-
dc.subject.meshQuality Assurance, Health Care-
dc.subject.otherPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTEN
dc.subject.otherHEALTH SERVICE PLANNINGEN
dc.titleReview of acute cancer beds.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Public Health, HSE West, Merlin Park Hospital, Galway.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB

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