Chronic disease management in general practice: results from a national study.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233392
Title:
Chronic disease management in general practice: results from a national study.
Authors:
Darker, C; Martin, C; O'Dowd, T; O'Kelly, F; O'Shea, B
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health & Primary Care, Trinity College Centre for Health Sciences, AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin 24. catherine.darker@tcd.ie
Citation:
Chronic disease management in general practice: results from a national study. 2012, 105 (4):102-5 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233392
PubMed ID:
22708220
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22708220
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to provide baseline data on chronic disease management (CDM) provision in Irish general practice (GP). The survey instrument was previously used in a study of primary care physicians in 11 countries, thus allowing international comparisons. The response rate was 72% (380/527).The majority of GPs (240/380; 63%) reported significant changes are needed in our health care system to make CDM work better. Small numbers of routine clinical audits are being performed (95/380; 25%). Irish GPs use evidence based guidelines for treatment of diabetes (267/380; 71%), asthma / COPD (279/380; 74%) and hypertension (297/380; 79%), to the same extent as international counterparts. Barriers to delivering chronic care include increased workload (379/380; 99%), lack of appropriate funding (286/380; 76%), with GPs interested in targeted payments (244/380; 68%). This study provides baseline data to assess future changes in CDM.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0332-3102

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDarker, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Dowd, Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Kelly, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Ben_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-12T11:43:12Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-12T11:43:12Z-
dc.date.issued2012-04-
dc.identifier.citationChronic disease management in general practice: results from a national study. 2012, 105 (4):102-5 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22708220-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/233392-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to provide baseline data on chronic disease management (CDM) provision in Irish general practice (GP). The survey instrument was previously used in a study of primary care physicians in 11 countries, thus allowing international comparisons. The response rate was 72% (380/527).The majority of GPs (240/380; 63%) reported significant changes are needed in our health care system to make CDM work better. Small numbers of routine clinical audits are being performed (95/380; 25%). Irish GPs use evidence based guidelines for treatment of diabetes (267/380; 71%), asthma / COPD (279/380; 74%) and hypertension (297/380; 79%), to the same extent as international counterparts. Barriers to delivering chronic care include increased workload (379/380; 99%), lack of appropriate funding (286/380; 76%), with GPs interested in targeted payments (244/380; 68%). This study provides baseline data to assess future changes in CDM.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22708220en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.titleChronic disease management in general practice: results from a national study.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Public Health & Primary Care, Trinity College Centre for Health Sciences, AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin 24. catherine.darker@tcd.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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