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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/248932
Title:
Recommendations for Dublin Paediatric Services
Authors:
Drumm, Brendan; Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Sub-committee of Faculty of Paediatrics on
Affiliation:
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Publisher:
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Issue Date:
15-Oct-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/248932
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
There have been substantial developments in paediatrics in sub-speciality areas and in the mode of health care delivery. A model paediatric service needs to reflect these developments. The vast majority of admissions in the paediatric age group are acute with a good prognosis. On the other hand, paediatric sub-specialty care looks after conditions which are nearly always individuaiy rare. Thus there is a great need for centralisation of this kind of expertise at least in terms of initial diagnosis and management. Health Care delivery needs to be very flexible with an emphasis on reducing inpatient care as far as possible. The care needs to be child centred, and all the professional staff need to have expertise in children. Children's hospitals tailor their services to the special needs of children, but this is more difficult in a general hospital where the needs of children may not be well considered. Children are different physically and emotionally from adults and for most of their years are a dependent population requiring close contact with their family. The prevention of illness is an important component of paediatric care. Social factors have a major impact on child health and disease. The adult paradigm of hospital care does not usually suit the paediatric population. For all of the above reasons there is a well defined hierachy of care in paediatrics which combines and cooperates with community paediatrics and child psychiatry.
Keywords:
PAEDIATRICS; HEALTH CARE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDrumm, Brendanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoyal College of Physicians of Ireland. Sub-committee of Faculty of Paediatrics onen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-15T22:41:58Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-15T22:41:58Z-
dc.date.issued2012-10-15-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/248932-
dc.descriptionThere have been substantial developments in paediatrics in sub-speciality areas and in the mode of health care delivery. A model paediatric service needs to reflect these developments. The vast majority of admissions in the paediatric age group are acute with a good prognosis. On the other hand, paediatric sub-specialty care looks after conditions which are nearly always individuaiy rare. Thus there is a great need for centralisation of this kind of expertise at least in terms of initial diagnosis and management. Health Care delivery needs to be very flexible with an emphasis on reducing inpatient care as far as possible. The care needs to be child centred, and all the professional staff need to have expertise in children. Children's hospitals tailor their services to the special needs of children, but this is more difficult in a general hospital where the needs of children may not be well considered. Children are different physically and emotionally from adults and for most of their years are a dependent population requiring close contact with their family. The prevention of illness is an important component of paediatric care. Social factors have a major impact on child health and disease. The adult paradigm of hospital care does not usually suit the paediatric population. For all of the above reasons there is a well defined hierachy of care in paediatrics which combines and cooperates with community paediatrics and child psychiatry.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal College of Physicians of Irelanden_GB
dc.subjectPAEDIATRICSen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH CAREen_GB
dc.titleRecommendations for Dublin Paediatric Servicesen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentRoyal College of Physicians of Irelanden_GB
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