Report on a Pilot study on direct access for General Practitioners to the Physiotherapy Department at Beaumont Hospital.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266301
Title:
Report on a Pilot study on direct access for General Practitioners to the Physiotherapy Department at Beaumont Hospital.
Authors:
Beaumont Hospital
Publisher:
Beaumont Hospital
Issue Date:
1997
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266301
Abstract:
A study was set up in Beaumont Hospital at the beginning of 1991 to examine the feasibility of providing direct access to physiotherapy services for the general practitioners' in the - catchment area of the hospital. This pilot study established a scheme of direct access for a randomly selected representative sample of referring General Practitioners. The period of access was for one year initially, and during this time the effects on current practices in the physiotherapy department were closely monitored. The parameters analyzed included the number and type of referrals, the level of physiotherapy intervention and the resultant outcome of this intervention. The selected G.P.s were asked when referring patients for treatment to indicate the alternative management they would have employed in the absence of direct access. At the conclusion of the pilot study a questionnaire was circulated to the referring G.P.s to elicit their feedback on the service. The results of this pilot study have shown the effects of direct access on the physiotherapy department, the benefits to patients and the perception of the service by General Practitioners. The financial implications of introducing such a scheme for the total general practitioner population in the catchment area of Beaumont have also been evaluated.
Item Type:
Study
Language:
en
Keywords:
HOSPITAL; GENERAL PRACTICE; PHYSIOTHERAPY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBeaumont Hospitalen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-21T11:36:02Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-21T11:36:02Z-
dc.date.issued1997-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/266301-
dc.description.abstractA study was set up in Beaumont Hospital at the beginning of 1991 to examine the feasibility of providing direct access to physiotherapy services for the general practitioners' in the - catchment area of the hospital. This pilot study established a scheme of direct access for a randomly selected representative sample of referring General Practitioners. The period of access was for one year initially, and during this time the effects on current practices in the physiotherapy department were closely monitored. The parameters analyzed included the number and type of referrals, the level of physiotherapy intervention and the resultant outcome of this intervention. The selected G.P.s were asked when referring patients for treatment to indicate the alternative management they would have employed in the absence of direct access. At the conclusion of the pilot study a questionnaire was circulated to the referring G.P.s to elicit their feedback on the service. The results of this pilot study have shown the effects of direct access on the physiotherapy department, the benefits to patients and the perception of the service by General Practitioners. The financial implications of introducing such a scheme for the total general practitioner population in the catchment area of Beaumont have also been evaluated.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBeaumont Hospitalen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.subjectGENERAL PRACTICEen_GB
dc.subjectPHYSIOTHERAPYen_GB
dc.titleReport on a Pilot study on direct access for General Practitioners to the Physiotherapy Department at Beaumont Hospital.en_GB
dc.typeStudyen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
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