Guidelines reduce time to consultation for a liaison psychiatry service in an Irish teaching hospital.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/265412
Title:
Guidelines reduce time to consultation for a liaison psychiatry service in an Irish teaching hospital.
Authors:
Lyne, J; O'Donoghue, B; Bonnar, M; Golden, D; Burke, P; Hill, M; Kinsella, A; McInerney, C; Callanan, I; Ryan, M
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland. johnlyne@mail.com
Citation:
Guidelines reduce time to consultation for a liaison psychiatry service in an Irish teaching hospital. 2012, 181 (2):185-8 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Jun-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/265412
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0511-5
PubMed ID:
22038748
Abstract:
Timeliness of response from referral to consultation is necessary to provide best standards of care to inpatients in the general hospital setting.; To measure the length of time from referral to consultation in a liaison psychiatry service, and improve service delivery by introducing guidelines for time to consultation.; Time to consultation was measured on all patients presenting to a liaison psychiatry consultation service over an initial 6-month period, with subsequent repeat measurement following the introduction of guidelines.; There were significant reductions for time to consultation in the service for the second cycle of the audit (χ(2) = 43.84, P < 0.001), and targets based on international standards were achieved.; Introduction of guidelines for time to consultation, may improve response times, leading to improved quality of service for inpatient consultation services.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
BACKGROUND: Timeliness of response from referral to consultation is necessary to provide best standards of care to inpatients in the general hospital setting. AIMS: To measure the length of time from referral to consultation in a liaison psychiatry service, and improve service delivery by introducing guidelines for time to consultation. METHODS: Time to consultation was measured on all patients presenting to a liaison psychiatry consultation service over an initial 6-month period, with subsequent repeat measurement following the introduction of guidelines. RESULTS: There were significant reductions for time to consultation in the service for the second cycle of the audit (χ(2) = 43.84, P < 0.001), and targets based on international standards were achieved. CONCLUSIONS: Introduction of guidelines for time to consultation, may improve response times, leading to improved quality of service for inpatient consultation services.
Keywords:
MENTAL DISORDERS DIAGNOSIS; TEACHING STANDARDS; TEACHING STANDARDS; HOSPITALS; IRELAND; REFERRAL AND CONSULTATION STANDARDS
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Clinical Audit; Female; Hospitals, Teaching; Humans; Ireland; Male; Mental Disorders; Middle Aged; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Quality Improvement; Referral and Consultation; Time Factors; Young Adult
ISSN:
1863-4362

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLyne, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Donoghue, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorBonnar, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorGolden, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHill, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorKinsella, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcInerney, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCallanan, Ien_GB
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-15T08:48:50Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-15T08:48:50Z-
dc.date.issued2012-06-
dc.identifier.citationGuidelines reduce time to consultation for a liaison psychiatry service in an Irish teaching hospital. 2012, 181 (2):185-8 Ir J Med Scien_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid22038748-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0511-5-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/265412-
dc.descriptionBACKGROUND: Timeliness of response from referral to consultation is necessary to provide best standards of care to inpatients in the general hospital setting. AIMS: To measure the length of time from referral to consultation in a liaison psychiatry service, and improve service delivery by introducing guidelines for time to consultation. METHODS: Time to consultation was measured on all patients presenting to a liaison psychiatry consultation service over an initial 6-month period, with subsequent repeat measurement following the introduction of guidelines. RESULTS: There were significant reductions for time to consultation in the service for the second cycle of the audit (χ(2) = 43.84, P < 0.001), and targets based on international standards were achieved. CONCLUSIONS: Introduction of guidelines for time to consultation, may improve response times, leading to improved quality of service for inpatient consultation services.en_GB
dc.description.abstractTimeliness of response from referral to consultation is necessary to provide best standards of care to inpatients in the general hospital setting.-
dc.description.abstractTo measure the length of time from referral to consultation in a liaison psychiatry service, and improve service delivery by introducing guidelines for time to consultation.-
dc.description.abstractTime to consultation was measured on all patients presenting to a liaison psychiatry consultation service over an initial 6-month period, with subsequent repeat measurement following the introduction of guidelines.-
dc.description.abstractThere were significant reductions for time to consultation in the service for the second cycle of the audit (χ(2) = 43.84, P < 0.001), and targets based on international standards were achieved.-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction of guidelines for time to consultation, may improve response times, leading to improved quality of service for inpatient consultation services.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL DISORDERS DIAGNOSISen_GB
dc.subjectTEACHING STANDARDSen_GB
dc.subjectTEACHING STANDARDSen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALSen_GB
dc.subjectIRELANDen_GB
dc.subjectREFERRAL AND CONSULTATION STANDARDSen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshClinical Audit-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Teaching-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMental Disorders-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topic-
dc.subject.meshQuality Improvement-
dc.subject.meshReferral and Consultation-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleGuidelines reduce time to consultation for a liaison psychiatry service in an Irish teaching hospital.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland. johnlyne@mail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB

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