Advisory external defibrillator availability in General Practice

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575011
Title:
Advisory external defibrillator availability in General Practice
Authors:
Barry, T; Bury, G
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575011
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This study aimed to describe the availability of advisory external defibrillators (AEDs) in Irish General Practice. The study utilised a computer generated random sample of Irish general practitioners and involved a postal questionnaire, with telephone follow up of non-responders. The cohort of GPs already known to possess an AED (via participation in the Merit Project) was excluded. 115 valid paper survey responses were received representing a response rate of 59%. 5 of the responding GPs identified themselves as Merit project participants and were excluded from data analysis. 74/110 GPs (67%) reported having one or more AED(s) available for use at their practice. 41/77 GPs (53%) who had not responded to the paper survey but were contactable by telephone had an AED available. When AED availability was examined by practice setting a higher proportion of rural and mixed settings had AEDs available than in urban and city areas. Cost was reported as the most common reason for not having an AED.
Keywords:
GENERAL PRACTICE; HEART FAILURE; CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBarry, Ten
dc.contributor.authorBury, Gen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T11:19:01Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-18T11:19:01Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575011en
dc.descriptionThis study aimed to describe the availability of advisory external defibrillators (AEDs) in Irish General Practice. The study utilised a computer generated random sample of Irish general practitioners and involved a postal questionnaire, with telephone follow up of non-responders. The cohort of GPs already known to possess an AED (via participation in the Merit Project) was excluded. 115 valid paper survey responses were received representing a response rate of 59%. 5 of the responding GPs identified themselves as Merit project participants and were excluded from data analysis. 74/110 GPs (67%) reported having one or more AED(s) available for use at their practice. 41/77 GPs (53%) who had not responded to the paper survey but were contactable by telephone had an AED available. When AED availability was examined by practice setting a higher proportion of rural and mixed settings had AEDs available than in urban and city areas. Cost was reported as the most common reason for not having an AED.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectGENERAL PRACTICEen
dc.subjectHEART FAILUREen
dc.subjectCARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATIONen
dc.titleAdvisory external defibrillator availability in General Practiceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
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