Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/263833
Title:
Accident and Emergency report.
Authors:
Hynes, M.; O'Connor, S.
Publisher:
Eastern Health Board (EHB)
Issue Date:
May-1990
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/263833
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
As a result of a Government initiative to improve the Accident and Emergency services in the Dublin area, the six major hospitals which formerly participated in the Dublin Accident and Emergency rota scheme have been providing a 24 hour/7-day week A & E service from 4th September, 1989. The hospitals affected by the new system are Beaumont. the Mater, James Connolly Memorial. St. James's, the Meath and St. Vincent's hospitals. Prior to the change in the organisation of services, there was an underlying upward trend in attendances at and admissions through the Accident and Emergency departments. Other centres in various countries have similarly experienced a rapid rise in the use of Accident and Emergency services and have perceived it to be a problem. The Dublin Accident & Emergency Steering Group includes Accident and emergency consultants, the Chief Executive Officers of the hospitals under the Cpairmanship of the Eastern Health Board. which has co-ordinating responsibility for the service. This, group agreed to undertake a survey of the Accident & Emergency departments to include first-time attenders and all those admitted via Accident & Emergency. The aim of the survey was to explore the reasons for attendance at A & E and to suggest how the situation might be managed. Specifically the objectives of the study were as follows: 1) To document the trends in A & E attendances and admissions via A .& E in the Dublin area in recent years (2) To document procedures for dealing with emergency admissions in the six hospitals involved (3) To describe in detail the characteristics of those admitted to hospital via the A & E department. including demographic. referral and diagnostic data (4) To compare the characteristics of those admitted via A & E With a sample of patients admitted through A & E during a similar time period in 1988 . (5) To establish the contribution of those admitted via A & E to the workload of the hospital (6) To determine the proportion of patients attending A & E departments who could more appropriately be seen by a General Practitioner
Keywords:
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE; HOSPITAL

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHynes, M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, S.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-31T12:15:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-31T12:15:59Z-
dc.date.issued1990-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/263833-
dc.descriptionAs a result of a Government initiative to improve the Accident and Emergency services in the Dublin area, the six major hospitals which formerly participated in the Dublin Accident and Emergency rota scheme have been providing a 24 hour/7-day week A & E service from 4th September, 1989. The hospitals affected by the new system are Beaumont. the Mater, James Connolly Memorial. St. James's, the Meath and St. Vincent's hospitals. Prior to the change in the organisation of services, there was an underlying upward trend in attendances at and admissions through the Accident and Emergency departments. Other centres in various countries have similarly experienced a rapid rise in the use of Accident and Emergency services and have perceived it to be a problem. The Dublin Accident & Emergency Steering Group includes Accident and emergency consultants, the Chief Executive Officers of the hospitals under the Cpairmanship of the Eastern Health Board. which has co-ordinating responsibility for the service. This, group agreed to undertake a survey of the Accident & Emergency departments to include first-time attenders and all those admitted via Accident & Emergency. The aim of the survey was to explore the reasons for attendance at A & E and to suggest how the situation might be managed. Specifically the objectives of the study were as follows: 1) To document the trends in A & E attendances and admissions via A .& E in the Dublin area in recent years (2) To document procedures for dealing with emergency admissions in the six hospitals involved (3) To describe in detail the characteristics of those admitted to hospital via the A & E department. including demographic. referral and diagnostic data (4) To compare the characteristics of those admitted via A & E With a sample of patients admitted through A & E during a similar time period in 1988 . (5) To establish the contribution of those admitted via A & E to the workload of the hospital (6) To determine the proportion of patients attending A & E departments who could more appropriately be seen by a General Practitioneren_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEastern Health Board (EHB)en_GB
dc.subjectEMERGENCY MEDICAL CAREen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.titleAccident and Emergency report.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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