The heart of the matter: a heart profile of the North Western Health Board 2003.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/267132
Title:
The heart of the matter: a heart profile of the North Western Health Board 2003.
Authors:
North Western Health Board (NWHB)
Publisher:
North Western Health Board (NWHB)
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/267132
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Despite the limitations of the HIPE data these analyses yield some interesting findings. Diseases of the Circulatory system are the second highest diagnostic code for hospital discharges and the highest in terms of bed usage. There has been some change in these figures from 1994 to 2001. In terms of IHD in the NWHB, there has been an increase over the time period in hospital discharges, number of inpatients and bed usage. It is evident from the data, that IHD leads to more hospital use in males than in females and that females have a later onset than males. An anomaly in the data is reflected in the increase in the Sligo discharge rates for 1997 to 1998. Examination of why this would occur suggests a change in data collection to include day cases as well as inpatients. This highlights the fact that care must be taken when interpreting data from information systems. Regarding AMI. there is a decline in hospital discharges while the number of inpatients, bed days and median length of stay remains relatively stable over the seven-year period. The age pattern for IHD and AMI is similar with lower hospital discharge rates in the under 65s. In addition, females tend to experience AMls later in life than their male counterparts. Although the limitations of the HIPE data make interpretation difficult in terms of prevalence, it does shed light on the significance of IHD and AMI in terms of the burden that they put on acute hospital services.
Keywords:
CIRCULATORY DISEASE; HEALTH SERVICES

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNorth Western Health Board (NWHB)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-26T17:07:51Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-26T17:07:51Z-
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/267132-
dc.descriptionDespite the limitations of the HIPE data these analyses yield some interesting findings. Diseases of the Circulatory system are the second highest diagnostic code for hospital discharges and the highest in terms of bed usage. There has been some change in these figures from 1994 to 2001. In terms of IHD in the NWHB, there has been an increase over the time period in hospital discharges, number of inpatients and bed usage. It is evident from the data, that IHD leads to more hospital use in males than in females and that females have a later onset than males. An anomaly in the data is reflected in the increase in the Sligo discharge rates for 1997 to 1998. Examination of why this would occur suggests a change in data collection to include day cases as well as inpatients. This highlights the fact that care must be taken when interpreting data from information systems. Regarding AMI. there is a decline in hospital discharges while the number of inpatients, bed days and median length of stay remains relatively stable over the seven-year period. The age pattern for IHD and AMI is similar with lower hospital discharge rates in the under 65s. In addition, females tend to experience AMls later in life than their male counterparts. Although the limitations of the HIPE data make interpretation difficult in terms of prevalence, it does shed light on the significance of IHD and AMI in terms of the burden that they put on acute hospital services.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNorth Western Health Board (NWHB)en_GB
dc.subjectCIRCULATORY DISEASEen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICESen_GB
dc.titleThe heart of the matter: a heart profile of the North Western Health Board 2003.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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