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dc.contributor.authorO'Farrell, A
dc.contributor.authorDe La Harpe, D
dc.contributor.authorGeary, U
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-08T13:33:49Z
dc.date.available2014-07-08T13:33:49Z
dc.date.issued2013-03
dc.identifier.citationThe epidemiology of assault-related hospital in-patient admissions and ED attendances. 2013, 106 (3):72-4 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102
dc.identifier.pmid23951974
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/322557
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology and impact of serious assault warranting in-patient care over six years and its impact on ED attendances in a large teaching hospital in Dublin over 2 years. There were 16,079 emergency assault-related inpatient hospital discharges reducing from 60.1 per 100,000 population in 2005 to 50.6 per 100,000 population in 2010. The median length of stay was 1 day (1-466) representing 49,870 bed days. The majority were young males (13,921, 86.6%; median age 26 years). Overall crime figures showed a similar reduction. However, knife crimes did not reduce over this period. Data on ED attendances confirmed the age and gender profile and also showed an increase at weekends. Alcohol misuse was recorded in 2,292/16079 (14%) of in-patient cases and 242/2484 (10%) in ED attendances. An inter-sectoral preventative approach specifically targeting knife crime is required to reduce this burden on health services.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subjectVIOLENCE AGAINST THE PERSONen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALSen_GB
dc.subjectEMERGENCY MEDICAL CAREen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult
dc.subject.meshAge Distribution
dc.subject.meshAlcohol-Related Disorders
dc.subject.meshEmergency Service, Hospital
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Teaching
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshIreland
dc.subject.meshLength of Stay
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshPatient Admission
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors
dc.subject.meshSex Distribution
dc.subject.meshViolence
dc.subject.meshWounds and Injuries
dc.subject.otherINPATIENTSen_GB
dc.titleThe epidemiology of assault-related hospital in-patient admissions and ED attendances.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Intelligence Unit, HSE, Stewarts Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin 20. anne.ofarrell@hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-24T08:10:38Z
html.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology and impact of serious assault warranting in-patient care over six years and its impact on ED attendances in a large teaching hospital in Dublin over 2 years. There were 16,079 emergency assault-related inpatient hospital discharges reducing from 60.1 per 100,000 population in 2005 to 50.6 per 100,000 population in 2010. The median length of stay was 1 day (1-466) representing 49,870 bed days. The majority were young males (13,921, 86.6%; median age 26 years). Overall crime figures showed a similar reduction. However, knife crimes did not reduce over this period. Data on ED attendances confirmed the age and gender profile and also showed an increase at weekends. Alcohol misuse was recorded in 2,292/16079 (14%) of in-patient cases and 242/2484 (10%) in ED attendances. An inter-sectoral preventative approach specifically targeting knife crime is required to reduce this burden on health services.


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