Creation of an electronic referral pathway for pelvic and acetabular fractures in times of austerity

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324828
Title:
Creation of an electronic referral pathway for pelvic and acetabular fractures in times of austerity
Authors:
O’Neill, F; Nassiri, M; Lui, D; Leonard, M; McElwain, J; Morris, S
Citation:
O'Neill F et al. Creation of an electronic referral pathway for pelvic and acetabular fractures in times of austerity. IMJ. 2014 107(7)
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324828
Abstract:
The Adelaide and Meath Hospital in Tallaght is the national referral centre for all pelvic and acetabular trauma in Ireland. Referrals were made by contacting the trauma registrar on call and forwarding a letter with a copy of the patientâ s films (routinely by taxi) for review. Once the films were reviewed, a decision was made as to whether surgical intervention was necessary and if so, the patient was accepted for transfer. This referral system had a number of failings, in that there was a time delay and no formal record of the consultation. Another issue was that x-ray films could go missing in transit. These factors contributed to delays in patient transfer and ultimately time to surgery. Therefore it was decided to create a new referral system that would address these issues.
Item Type:
Other
Language:
en
Keywords:
FRACTURE; SURGERY
Local subject classification:
REFERRAL SYSTEM

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Neill, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNassiri, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorLui, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeonard, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcElwain, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Sen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-15T09:09:11Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-15T09:09:11Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-
dc.identifier.citationO'Neill F et al. Creation of an electronic referral pathway for pelvic and acetabular fractures in times of austerity. IMJ. 2014 107(7)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324828-
dc.description.abstractThe Adelaide and Meath Hospital in Tallaght is the national referral centre for all pelvic and acetabular trauma in Ireland. Referrals were made by contacting the trauma registrar on call and forwarding a letter with a copy of the patientâ s films (routinely by taxi) for review. Once the films were reviewed, a decision was made as to whether surgical intervention was necessary and if so, the patient was accepted for transfer. This referral system had a number of failings, in that there was a time delay and no formal record of the consultation. Another issue was that x-ray films could go missing in transit. These factors contributed to delays in patient transfer and ultimately time to surgery. Therefore it was decided to create a new referral system that would address these issues.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectFRACTUREen_GB
dc.subjectSURGERYen_GB
dc.subject.otherREFERRAL SYSTEMen_GB
dc.titleCreation of an electronic referral pathway for pelvic and acetabular fractures in times of austerityen_GB
dc.typeOtheren
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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