Access to in-patient stroke services and multidisciplinary team (MDT) rehabilitation: current demands and capacity

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/322916
Title:
Access to in-patient stroke services and multidisciplinary team (MDT) rehabilitation: current demands and capacity
Authors:
O’Sullivan, EJ; Williams, DJ; Shanahan-O’Connell, J; Kirrane, K; Armitage, D; Leahy, W; O’Flaherty, E; Horgan, NF
Citation:
O'Sullivan EJ et al. Access to in-patient stroke services and multidisciplinary team (MDT) rehabilitation: current demands and capacity. IMJ. 2014 Jun [epub ahead of print]
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/322916
Abstract:
The objective of this project was to analyse the current access to in-patient stroke services and MDT rehabilitation in an acute stroke centre and to compare these services to the recommended â National Clinical Guidelines and Recommendations for the Care of People with Stroke and TIAâ (IHF 2010). A retrospective chart review was carried out, recording activity statistics of all patients admitted with acute stroke over a three-month period. 73 patients (male=40, 54.8%) were included. Patients were discharged from the stroke service after a mean stay of 20.2 days (SD.= 19.3). 76.7% (N=56) of patients were admitted to the acute stroke unit (ASU). The mean length of time from admission to first assessment 3.4 days (SD.=2.68), with an average of 138 minutes of treatment received per day across all disciplines. This is compared to the IHFâ s recommendation of patients being assessed within 24-48 hours of admission and receiving 180 minutes of treatment across all disciplines. As demands for stroke MDT services increase, it is important to recognise the benefits of increasing staff and resources to maintain and continue to improve standards of care
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
STROKE AND TIA; REHABILITATION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Sullivan, EJen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, DJen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShanahan-O’Connell, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKirrane, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorArmitage, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeahy, Wen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Flaherty, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorHorgan, NFen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-15T11:18:29Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-15T11:18:29Z-
dc.date.issued2014-06-
dc.identifier.citationO'Sullivan EJ et al. Access to in-patient stroke services and multidisciplinary team (MDT) rehabilitation: current demands and capacity. IMJ. 2014 Jun [epub ahead of print]en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/322916-
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this project was to analyse the current access to in-patient stroke services and MDT rehabilitation in an acute stroke centre and to compare these services to the recommended â National Clinical Guidelines and Recommendations for the Care of People with Stroke and TIAâ (IHF 2010). A retrospective chart review was carried out, recording activity statistics of all patients admitted with acute stroke over a three-month period. 73 patients (male=40, 54.8%) were included. Patients were discharged from the stroke service after a mean stay of 20.2 days (SD.= 19.3). 76.7% (N=56) of patients were admitted to the acute stroke unit (ASU). The mean length of time from admission to first assessment 3.4 days (SD.=2.68), with an average of 138 minutes of treatment received per day across all disciplines. This is compared to the IHFâ s recommendation of patients being assessed within 24-48 hours of admission and receiving 180 minutes of treatment across all disciplines. As demands for stroke MDT services increase, it is important to recognise the benefits of increasing staff and resources to maintain and continue to improve standards of careen_GB
dc.languageen-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectSTROKE AND TIAen_GB
dc.subjectREHABILITATIONen_GB
dc.titleAccess to in-patient stroke services and multidisciplinary team (MDT) rehabilitation: current demands and capacityen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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