The epidemiology of assault-related hospital in-patient admissions and ED attendances.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/322557
Title:
The epidemiology of assault-related hospital in-patient admissions and ED attendances.
Authors:
O'Farrell, A; De La Harpe, D; Geary, U
Affiliation:
Health Intelligence Unit, HSE, Stewarts Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin 20. anne.ofarrell@hse.ie
Citation:
The epidemiology of assault-related hospital in-patient admissions and ED attendances. 2013, 106 (3):72-4 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/322557
PubMed ID:
23951974
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology and impact of serious assault warranting in-patient care over six years and its impact on ED attendances in a large teaching hospital in Dublin over 2 years. There were 16,079 emergency assault-related inpatient hospital discharges reducing from 60.1 per 100,000 population in 2005 to 50.6 per 100,000 population in 2010. The median length of stay was 1 day (1-466) representing 49,870 bed days. The majority were young males (13,921, 86.6%; median age 26 years). Overall crime figures showed a similar reduction. However, knife crimes did not reduce over this period. Data on ED attendances confirmed the age and gender profile and also showed an increase at weekends. Alcohol misuse was recorded in 2,292/16079 (14%) of in-patient cases and 242/2484 (10%) in ED attendances. An inter-sectoral preventative approach specifically targeting knife crime is required to reduce this burden on health services.
Language:
en
Keywords:
VIOLENCE AGAINST THE PERSON; HOSPITALS; EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE
Local subject classification:
INPATIENTS
MeSH:
Adult; Age Distribution; Alcohol-Related Disorders; Emergency Service, Hospital; Female; Hospitals, Teaching; Humans; Ireland; Length of Stay; Male; Patient Admission; Risk Factors; Sex Distribution; Violence; Wounds and Injuries
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Farrell, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDe La Harpe, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeary, Uen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-08T13:33:49Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-08T13:33:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-03-
dc.identifier.citationThe epidemiology of assault-related hospital in-patient admissions and ED attendances. 2013, 106 (3):72-4 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid23951974-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/322557-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology and impact of serious assault warranting in-patient care over six years and its impact on ED attendances in a large teaching hospital in Dublin over 2 years. There were 16,079 emergency assault-related inpatient hospital discharges reducing from 60.1 per 100,000 population in 2005 to 50.6 per 100,000 population in 2010. The median length of stay was 1 day (1-466) representing 49,870 bed days. The majority were young males (13,921, 86.6%; median age 26 years). Overall crime figures showed a similar reduction. However, knife crimes did not reduce over this period. Data on ED attendances confirmed the age and gender profile and also showed an increase at weekends. Alcohol misuse was recorded in 2,292/16079 (14%) of in-patient cases and 242/2484 (10%) in ED attendances. An inter-sectoral preventative approach specifically targeting knife crime is required to reduce this burden on health services.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subjectVIOLENCE AGAINST THE PERSONen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALSen_GB
dc.subjectEMERGENCY MEDICAL CAREen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAge Distribution-
dc.subject.meshAlcohol-Related Disorders-
dc.subject.meshEmergency Service, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Teaching-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshLength of Stay-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshPatient Admission-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.subject.meshSex Distribution-
dc.subject.meshViolence-
dc.subject.meshWounds and Injuries-
dc.subject.otherINPATIENTSen_GB
dc.titleThe epidemiology of assault-related hospital in-patient admissions and ED attendances.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Intelligence Unit, HSE, Stewarts Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin 20. anne.ofarrell@hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB

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