Report on the need for a community ophthalmic physician service in north Dublin.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266303
Title:
Report on the need for a community ophthalmic physician service in north Dublin.
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH); Hayes, Catherine
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
1991
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266303
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The investigation and treatment of eye conditions differs from some other aspects of medical practice in that a large proportion of the activity occurs at hospital level particularly at the hospital outpatient department. This arises because of: (a) the limited practical experience that general practitioners and other doctors have in the investigation and management of ophthalmic conditions and (b) the need for special equipment to examine and assist in the diagnosis of ophthalmic conditions. As a result a substantial proportion of the workload involving eyes falls to the specialist. -Until very recently in this country, the-eye specialist was always an ophthalmic surgeon and was hospital based. Thus there have been large numbers of eye patients referred to hospitals and particularly to the outpatient departments. This in turn has given rise to overcrowded clinics and long waiting lists for outpatient ophthalmic services.
Keywords:
OPHTHALMIC SERVICE; EYE CARE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Catherineen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-21T11:36:32Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-21T11:36:32Z-
dc.date.issued1991-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/266303-
dc.descriptionThe investigation and treatment of eye conditions differs from some other aspects of medical practice in that a large proportion of the activity occurs at hospital level particularly at the hospital outpatient department. This arises because of: (a) the limited practical experience that general practitioners and other doctors have in the investigation and management of ophthalmic conditions and (b) the need for special equipment to examine and assist in the diagnosis of ophthalmic conditions. As a result a substantial proportion of the workload involving eyes falls to the specialist. -Until very recently in this country, the-eye specialist was always an ophthalmic surgeon and was hospital based. Thus there have been large numbers of eye patients referred to hospitals and particularly to the outpatient departments. This in turn has given rise to overcrowded clinics and long waiting lists for outpatient ophthalmic services.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.subjectOPHTHALMIC SERVICEen_GB
dc.subjectEYE CAREen_GB
dc.titleReport on the need for a community ophthalmic physician service in north Dublin.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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