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dc.contributor.authorUdumaga, E
dc.contributor.authorMannion, L
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-14T08:19:27Z
dc.date.available2010-07-14T08:19:27Z
dc.date.issued2010-04
dc.identifier.citationAn audit in general adult psychiatry service. 2010, 103 (4):123-4 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102
dc.identifier.pmid20486321
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/107614
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study is to evaluate the standards of lithium monitoring using the local prescribing guidelines in patients attending the lithium clinic of Galway University Hospitals (GUH). The laboratory records of 116 out of 142 patients who met the inclusion criteria were examined to identify the frequency of testing for serum lithium level, thyroid function tests and renal function tests. Only about one third of the patients met all the recommended standards in these three areas revealing poor standard of lithium monitoring. Lithium monitoring standards could be improved through the involvement of multidisciplinary team and a more detailed patient education system.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAntipsychotic Agents
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshIreland
dc.subject.meshLithium
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshMedical Audit
dc.subject.meshMental Disorders
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged
dc.subject.meshOutpatient Clinics, Hospital
dc.titleAn audit in general adult psychiatry service.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Liaison Psychiatry, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork. ejike.udumaga@hse.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-22T08:30:27Z
html.description.abstractThe aim of this study is to evaluate the standards of lithium monitoring using the local prescribing guidelines in patients attending the lithium clinic of Galway University Hospitals (GUH). The laboratory records of 116 out of 142 patients who met the inclusion criteria were examined to identify the frequency of testing for serum lithium level, thyroid function tests and renal function tests. Only about one third of the patients met all the recommended standards in these three areas revealing poor standard of lithium monitoring. Lithium monitoring standards could be improved through the involvement of multidisciplinary team and a more detailed patient education system.


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