Is the NHS best practice tariff for Type 1 diabetes applicable in the Irish context?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324651
Title:
Is the NHS best practice tariff for Type 1 diabetes applicable in the Irish context?
Authors:
O’ Brien, N; McGlacken-Byrne, SM; Hawkes, CP; Murphy, N
Citation:
O'Brien N et al. Is the NHS best practice tariff for Type 1 diabetes applicable in the Irish context? IMJ. 2014 107(7)
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324651
Abstract:
The National Health Service in the UK has identified thirteen key standards of paediatric diabetes care. Funding depends on services meeting these standards. The aim of this study was to determine if these standards are applicable in an Irish setting. All patients attending the diabetes service during 2012 were included. Patient charts, electronic appointments, nursing notes and computerised results were used to ascertain relevant information for comparison with the NHS standards. Patients attended a mean 2.97 (SD 0.7) medical and 2.2 (SD 2.9) nursing appointments per year, with a median additional contacts of 8 nurse phone calls (range 0 â 125). Most standards were met by this service. In comparing our service to the NHS standard, we have identified a number of areas for improving our service provision. Limited resources and staff shortages make a number of these standards unachievable, namely annual dietetic review and three monthly outpatient appointments.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
DIABETES MELLITUS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’ Brien, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcGlacken-Byrne, SMen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHawkes, CPen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Nen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-11T13:41:43Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-11T13:41:43Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-
dc.identifier.citationO'Brien N et al. Is the NHS best practice tariff for Type 1 diabetes applicable in the Irish context? IMJ. 2014 107(7)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324651-
dc.description.abstractThe National Health Service in the UK has identified thirteen key standards of paediatric diabetes care. Funding depends on services meeting these standards. The aim of this study was to determine if these standards are applicable in an Irish setting. All patients attending the diabetes service during 2012 were included. Patient charts, electronic appointments, nursing notes and computerised results were used to ascertain relevant information for comparison with the NHS standards. Patients attended a mean 2.97 (SD 0.7) medical and 2.2 (SD 2.9) nursing appointments per year, with a median additional contacts of 8 nurse phone calls (range 0 â 125). Most standards were met by this service. In comparing our service to the NHS standard, we have identified a number of areas for improving our service provision. Limited resources and staff shortages make a number of these standards unachievable, namely annual dietetic review and three monthly outpatient appointments.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectDIABETES MELLITUSen_GB
dc.titleIs the NHS best practice tariff for Type 1 diabetes applicable in the Irish context?en_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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