RE: Follow-up arrangements for breast cancer patients; is it appropriate to transfer surveillance to General Practitioners?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559349
Title:
RE: Follow-up arrangements for breast cancer patients; is it appropriate to transfer surveillance to General Practitioners?
Authors:
Walley, R
Affiliation:
Irish Medical Organisation
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Nov-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559349
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The literature review by Kerrigan et al confirms the alacrity and confidence that patients have in screening follow-up care provided with their General Practitioner. It confirms that results of follow up in general practice are favourable versus hospital review. The study alludes to the provision of such care in Canada and the Netherlands, albeit at an early stage of development. The provision of such care in the jurisdictions of both Canada and the Netherlands comes in the context that up to 10% of their health budget is provided to General Practice Care compared to a State spend of 2.3% in Ireland whilst the Gross Health spend in both jurisdictions as a percentage of GDP is of the order of 10.4% and 12% respectively. Ireland languishes at a below average OECD health spend of 8.5% of GDP. One has to remember that this difference is in the order of billions of euro spent on healthcare resources and systems. Both Canada and the Netherlands have spent decades investing in General Practice thus allowing innovative patient-centred cost effective transfers of care from secondary to Primary Care.
Keywords:
GENERAL PRACTICE; BREAST CANCER

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWalley, Ren
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-09T14:27:24Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-09T14:27:24Zen
dc.date.issued2014-11en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559349en
dc.descriptionThe literature review by Kerrigan et al confirms the alacrity and confidence that patients have in screening follow-up care provided with their General Practitioner. It confirms that results of follow up in general practice are favourable versus hospital review. The study alludes to the provision of such care in Canada and the Netherlands, albeit at an early stage of development. The provision of such care in the jurisdictions of both Canada and the Netherlands comes in the context that up to 10% of their health budget is provided to General Practice Care compared to a State spend of 2.3% in Ireland whilst the Gross Health spend in both jurisdictions as a percentage of GDP is of the order of 10.4% and 12% respectively. Ireland languishes at a below average OECD health spend of 8.5% of GDP. One has to remember that this difference is in the order of billions of euro spent on healthcare resources and systems. Both Canada and the Netherlands have spent decades investing in General Practice thus allowing innovative patient-centred cost effective transfers of care from secondary to Primary Care.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectGENERAL PRACTICEen
dc.subjectBREAST CANCERen
dc.titleRE: Follow-up arrangements for breast cancer patients; is it appropriate to transfer surveillance to General Practitioners?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentIrish Medical Organisationen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
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