Establishing a general practitioner led minor injury service: mixed methods evaluation at 10 months with an emphasis on use of radiology by GPs in the out-of-hours setting.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302405
Title:
Establishing a general practitioner led minor injury service: mixed methods evaluation at 10 months with an emphasis on use of radiology by GPs in the out-of-hours setting.
Authors:
Redmond, P; Darker, C; McDonnell, M; O'Shea, B
Affiliation:
TCD/HSE General Practice Training Scheme, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College Centre for Health Sciences, Tallaght Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland. predmond@rcsi.ie
Citation:
Establishing a general practitioner led minor injury service: mixed methods evaluation at 10 months with an emphasis on use of radiology by GPs in the out-of-hours setting. 2013, 182 (2):213-6 Ir J Med Sci
Publisher:
Irish journal of medical science
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Jun-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302405
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-012-0860-3
PubMed ID:
23115022
Abstract:
A mixed methods study was conducted to evaluate a recently established general practitioner (GP) led minor injury (MI) service; it included a patient feedback study, a qualitative enquiry into the experience of the MI GPs, and analysis of use of radiology.; Forty-nine (81.6 %) patients surveyed were seen in 30 min or less. Forty-five (75 %) felt that the quality of the service was excellent/very good. Twenty-seven (45 %) responders felt that the X-ray service was expensive; 49 (81.6 %) patients said that they would be happy to use the service again. 271 X-rays were taken (137, 50.55 % upper limb, 95, 35.06 % lower limb, 18, 6.64 % CXR). One hundred and ninety-four (73.48 %) patients were self-financing. There was an 86.72 % (235/271) concordance between GP/radiologist findings. Issues elaborated by MI GPs at the focus group included secondary care/hospital interaction, patients' experience, professional fulfilment, competence concerns, finances, and interest in educational resources; they were unanimous in maintaining the service at 10 months.; This study demonstrates a positive experience by patients, and conservative evaluation of X-rays by GPs.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Ambulatory Care; General Practice; General Practitioners; Health Care Surveys; Humans; Ireland; Patient Satisfaction; Qualitative Research; Radiography; Wounds and Injuries
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRedmond, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDarker, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Ben_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-27T10:49:48Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-27T10:49:48Z-
dc.date.issued2013-06-
dc.identifier.citationEstablishing a general practitioner led minor injury service: mixed methods evaluation at 10 months with an emphasis on use of radiology by GPs in the out-of-hours setting. 2013, 182 (2):213-6 Ir J Med Scien_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid23115022-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-012-0860-3-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302405-
dc.description.abstractA mixed methods study was conducted to evaluate a recently established general practitioner (GP) led minor injury (MI) service; it included a patient feedback study, a qualitative enquiry into the experience of the MI GPs, and analysis of use of radiology.-
dc.description.abstractForty-nine (81.6 %) patients surveyed were seen in 30 min or less. Forty-five (75 %) felt that the quality of the service was excellent/very good. Twenty-seven (45 %) responders felt that the X-ray service was expensive; 49 (81.6 %) patients said that they would be happy to use the service again. 271 X-rays were taken (137, 50.55 % upper limb, 95, 35.06 % lower limb, 18, 6.64 % CXR). One hundred and ninety-four (73.48 %) patients were self-financing. There was an 86.72 % (235/271) concordance between GP/radiologist findings. Issues elaborated by MI GPs at the focus group included secondary care/hospital interaction, patients' experience, professional fulfilment, competence concerns, finances, and interest in educational resources; they were unanimous in maintaining the service at 10 months.-
dc.description.abstractThis study demonstrates a positive experience by patients, and conservative evaluation of X-rays by GPs.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.subject.meshAmbulatory Care-
dc.subject.meshGeneral Practice-
dc.subject.meshGeneral Practitioners-
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Surveys-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshPatient Satisfaction-
dc.subject.meshQualitative Research-
dc.subject.meshRadiography-
dc.subject.meshWounds and Injuries-
dc.titleEstablishing a general practitioner led minor injury service: mixed methods evaluation at 10 months with an emphasis on use of radiology by GPs in the out-of-hours setting.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTCD/HSE General Practice Training Scheme, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College Centre for Health Sciences, Tallaght Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland. predmond@rcsi.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB

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