Meath Hospital Accident and Emergency study 1992

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/265112
Title:
Meath Hospital Accident and Emergency study 1992
Issue Date:
1992
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/265112
Abstract:
A prospective study of all Accident & Emergency attenders at the Meath Hospital was undertaken during 20th - 27th June, 1992. The results were compared with a similar survey conducted between 11th - 18th December, 1989. The main aim of this study was to provide a profile of Accident & Emergency attenders, to examine the proportion of self-referred patients and to determine the reasons a patient had for not attending the general practitioner. Comparisons between the 1992 and 1989 survey show that: the most common age group of attendance is 25 - 44 approximately 25% are seen at weekends the proportion seen between 12 midnight and 8 a.m. has increased· the majority attend within 24 hours of the onset of the condition regarding GP. services: almost 80% had a G.P, yet the number of self-referred patients is increasing, 75% compared to 63.7% in the 1989 survey injury treatment continues to be the most common reason for attending A.& E the·number of investigations performed in A & E has decreased since 1989. Xray continues to be the most common investigation (over 50% having one) the issuing of a prescription was the most common treatment. This, together with some minor treatments could have been provided by G.P.s. appropriateness of attendance has increased (79% compared to 68.8%) On examining 1992 data in more detail, it emerged that self referrals were more likely to present on a Sunday and after 6 p.m. Older patients were less likely to be self-referred. Over 80% of self-referrals had a G.P. but only 5.3% of them attempted to contact the G.P. They stated that "needed immediate attention" was the most common reason for attending A. & E. Yet 50% waited up to 2 hours to be seen.
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Keywords:
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE; HOSPITAL

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dc.date.accessioned2013-01-13T18:58:16Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-13T18:58:16Z-
dc.date.issued1992-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/265112-
dc.description.abstractA prospective study of all Accident & Emergency attenders at the Meath Hospital was undertaken during 20th - 27th June, 1992. The results were compared with a similar survey conducted between 11th - 18th December, 1989. The main aim of this study was to provide a profile of Accident & Emergency attenders, to examine the proportion of self-referred patients and to determine the reasons a patient had for not attending the general practitioner. Comparisons between the 1992 and 1989 survey show that: the most common age group of attendance is 25 - 44 approximately 25% are seen at weekends the proportion seen between 12 midnight and 8 a.m. has increased· the majority attend within 24 hours of the onset of the condition regarding GP. services: almost 80% had a G.P, yet the number of self-referred patients is increasing, 75% compared to 63.7% in the 1989 survey injury treatment continues to be the most common reason for attending A.& E the·number of investigations performed in A & E has decreased since 1989. Xray continues to be the most common investigation (over 50% having one) the issuing of a prescription was the most common treatment. This, together with some minor treatments could have been provided by G.P.s. appropriateness of attendance has increased (79% compared to 68.8%) On examining 1992 data in more detail, it emerged that self referrals were more likely to present on a Sunday and after 6 p.m. Older patients were less likely to be self-referred. Over 80% of self-referrals had a G.P. but only 5.3% of them attempted to contact the G.P. They stated that "needed immediate attention" was the most common reason for attending A. & E. Yet 50% waited up to 2 hours to be seen.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectEMERGENCY MEDICAL CAREen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.titleMeath Hospital Accident and Emergency study 1992en_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
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