Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233616
Title:
Home visits: why do rates vary so much?
Authors:
Stewart, P; Stewart, R
Affiliation:
Donegal Specialist Training Programme in General Practice, Education Centre, St. Conals, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. pspstewart62@gmail.com
Citation:
Home visits: why do rates vary so much? 2012, 105 (3):83-4 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233616
PubMed ID:
22558815
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Home%20Visits%3A%20Why%20do%20Rates%20Vary%20so%20Much%3F
Abstract:
Data including information on patient age, gender, who initiated the visit and call classification was collected during office hours from 12 G.P. rural teaching practices with a combined GMS patient population of 24,720, over a 2 month period. There were a total of 603 home visits, giving an annual visiting rate of 143/1000. Visiting rates varied between practices from 45 to 305/1000 per year. When high visiting practices (>210/1000/year) were compared to low visiting rate practices (>90/1000/year), patients tended to be older (79.7 v. 74.5 years) and calls were 12 times more likely to be doctor initiated (16.6% v. 1.4%) or classified as routine( 50.7% v. 44.9%). The variation between practices was related in part to patient age but appears largely due to differences in doctor home visiting behaviour. There are no recent figures on home visiting in Ireland.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Aged; Female; General Practice; House Calls; Humans; Ireland; Male; Rural Health Services
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Ren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-13T10:16:06Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-13T10:16:06Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03-
dc.identifier.citationHome visits: why do rates vary so much? 2012, 105 (3):83-4 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22558815-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/233616-
dc.description.abstractData including information on patient age, gender, who initiated the visit and call classification was collected during office hours from 12 G.P. rural teaching practices with a combined GMS patient population of 24,720, over a 2 month period. There were a total of 603 home visits, giving an annual visiting rate of 143/1000. Visiting rates varied between practices from 45 to 305/1000 per year. When high visiting practices (>210/1000/year) were compared to low visiting rate practices (>90/1000/year), patients tended to be older (79.7 v. 74.5 years) and calls were 12 times more likely to be doctor initiated (16.6% v. 1.4%) or classified as routine( 50.7% v. 44.9%). The variation between practices was related in part to patient age but appears largely due to differences in doctor home visiting behaviour. There are no recent figures on home visiting in Ireland.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Home%20Visits%3A%20Why%20do%20Rates%20Vary%20so%20Much%3Fen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGeneral Practice-
dc.subject.meshHouse Calls-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshRural Health Services-
dc.titleHome visits: why do rates vary so much?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDonegal Specialist Training Programme in General Practice, Education Centre, St. Conals, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. pspstewart62@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB

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