Gastrointestinal diseases: projected burden of care on acute public hospitals

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/270472
Title:
Gastrointestinal diseases: projected burden of care on acute public hospitals
Authors:
Alonge, V; MB Codd, MB
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/270472
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The burden of care on acute public hospitals pertaining to diseases of the digestive system and procedures on the digestive system in Ireland was estimated using hospital discharge data for 2006 and population projections for 2021 and 2031. Age-specific rates derived from 2006 acute hospital discharge data and census figures for the same year were applied to population projections for 2021 and 2031 to estimates the case numbers. In 2031, the number of discharges for Diseases of the digestive system is estimated to increase by 69978 (60%) while the number of procedures is estimated to increase by 86228 (65%). For people aged 65+ years, episodes of discharges for diseases of the digestive system are estimated to increase by 38535 (128%) in 2031 while the number of procedures is estimated to increase by 47324 (125%). These will significantly increase the burden of care on acute hospitals and the cost of providing care.
Keywords:
POPULATION HEALTH; ACUTE CARE
Local subject classification:
GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAlonge, Ven_GB
dc.contributor.authorMB Codd, MBen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-26T12:13:17Z-
dc.date.available2013-02-26T12:13:17Z-
dc.date.issued2013-02-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/270472-
dc.descriptionThe burden of care on acute public hospitals pertaining to diseases of the digestive system and procedures on the digestive system in Ireland was estimated using hospital discharge data for 2006 and population projections for 2021 and 2031. Age-specific rates derived from 2006 acute hospital discharge data and census figures for the same year were applied to population projections for 2021 and 2031 to estimates the case numbers. In 2031, the number of discharges for Diseases of the digestive system is estimated to increase by 69978 (60%) while the number of procedures is estimated to increase by 86228 (65%). For people aged 65+ years, episodes of discharges for diseases of the digestive system are estimated to increase by 38535 (128%) in 2031 while the number of procedures is estimated to increase by 47324 (125%). These will significantly increase the burden of care on acute hospitals and the cost of providing care.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectPOPULATION HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectACUTE CAREen_GB
dc.subject.otherGASTROINTESTINAL DISEASEen_GB
dc.titleGastrointestinal diseases: projected burden of care on acute public hospitalsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
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