Paediatrics and child health in general practice: the trainees’ perspective

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/605462
Title:
Paediatrics and child health in general practice: the trainees’ perspective
Authors:
O’Conor, J; Shanahan, E; Cullen, W; O’Gorman, C
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/605462
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Effective Primary Care is the foundation of high-quality health care. It is estimated that young children consult their GP on average three times per year1, with up to six additional visits in the first 18 months of life for immunisations. Only one in 20 of these consultations in Ireland results in referral to a Paediatric consultant2,3. The recently introduced free GP care to children under 6 years which requires GPs to provide regular childhood health checks and annual asthma care reviews, is clear evidence of the Irish government’s intention to ensure comprehensive healthcare for Irish children within General Practice. Our study was performed to measure GP trainees’ perceived competence in managing common paediatric presentations in General Practice. The study was also designed to identify possible deficits in experience and training and to explore the perceived need for more training in Paediatrics.
Keywords:
PRIMARY CARE; GENERAL PRACTICE; CHILD HEALTH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Conor, Jen
dc.contributor.authorShanahan, Een
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Wen
dc.contributor.authorO’Gorman, Cen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-15T13:20:00Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-15T13:20:00Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/605462en
dc.descriptionEffective Primary Care is the foundation of high-quality health care. It is estimated that young children consult their GP on average three times per year1, with up to six additional visits in the first 18 months of life for immunisations. Only one in 20 of these consultations in Ireland results in referral to a Paediatric consultant2,3. The recently introduced free GP care to children under 6 years which requires GPs to provide regular childhood health checks and annual asthma care reviews, is clear evidence of the Irish government’s intention to ensure comprehensive healthcare for Irish children within General Practice. Our study was performed to measure GP trainees’ perceived competence in managing common paediatric presentations in General Practice. The study was also designed to identify possible deficits in experience and training and to explore the perceived need for more training in Paediatrics.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectPRIMARY CAREen
dc.subjectGENERAL PRACTICEen
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen
dc.titlePaediatrics and child health in general practice: the trainees’ perspectiveen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
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