Emergency medical activity in Cork University Hospital: The impact of the opening of the acute medical unit

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620851
Title:
Emergency medical activity in Cork University Hospital: The impact of the opening of the acute medical unit
Authors:
Migone, Chantal
Issue Date:
Apr-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620851
Abstract:
In recent times, acute medical admissions to hospital have increased steadily, placing significant demands on health services. Consequently, new models of care to manage acute medical admissions have emerged. Amongst these, Acute Medical Units (AMUs) have been developed as an alternative to the traditional admission and care pathway for acutely ill medical patients. The establishment of AMUs now forms an integral part of acute medicine policy of a number of health services such as the UK and Australia. AMUs have been shown to improve the efficiency of care of acute medical patients, which has resulted in shorter lengths of stay, decreased bed usage, shorter waiting times in Emergency Departments (EDs), without a corresponding increase in readmissions. In January 2011, the AMU of Cork University Hospital (CUH) opened on a background of reconfiguration of acute hospital services in the Cork region and reconfiguration of acute hospital services nationally. The National Clinical Programme for Acute Medicine had also been established, which includes AMUs as a key element of the programme. In 2010, a new Cardiac-Renal Centre had also opened in CUH. Aims and objectives Aims To compare emergency medical activity in CUH in the year prior to the opening of the AMU (2010), with emergency medical activity in the year after the opening of the AMU (2012).
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Keywords:
ACUTE CARE; ACUTE HOSPITALS; EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE

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dc.contributor.authorMigone, Chantalen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-06T11:32:20Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-06T11:32:20Z-
dc.date.issued2015-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/620851-
dc.description.abstractIn recent times, acute medical admissions to hospital have increased steadily, placing significant demands on health services. Consequently, new models of care to manage acute medical admissions have emerged. Amongst these, Acute Medical Units (AMUs) have been developed as an alternative to the traditional admission and care pathway for acutely ill medical patients. The establishment of AMUs now forms an integral part of acute medicine policy of a number of health services such as the UK and Australia. AMUs have been shown to improve the efficiency of care of acute medical patients, which has resulted in shorter lengths of stay, decreased bed usage, shorter waiting times in Emergency Departments (EDs), without a corresponding increase in readmissions. In January 2011, the AMU of Cork University Hospital (CUH) opened on a background of reconfiguration of acute hospital services in the Cork region and reconfiguration of acute hospital services nationally. The National Clinical Programme for Acute Medicine had also been established, which includes AMUs as a key element of the programme. In 2010, a new Cardiac-Renal Centre had also opened in CUH. Aims and objectives Aims To compare emergency medical activity in CUH in the year prior to the opening of the AMU (2010), with emergency medical activity in the year after the opening of the AMU (2012).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectACUTE CAREen
dc.subjectACUTE HOSPITALSen
dc.subjectEMERGENCY MEDICAL CAREen
dc.titleEmergency medical activity in Cork University Hospital: The impact of the opening of the acute medical uniten
dc.typeReporten
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewnon-peer-reviewen
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