• Assessment of paediatric clinical audit.

      Perrem, L M; O'Neill, M B; Department of Paediatrics, Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, Co Mayo. (Irish Medical Journal (IMJ), 2012-02)
      Consultant paediatricians in Ireland were surveyed to evaluate their perceptions of the hospital audit environment and assess their involvement in the audit process. Eighty nine (77%) replied of whom 66 (74%) had an audit department and 23 (26%) did not. Sixteen (18%) felt their hospital was well resourced for audit and 25 (28%) felt the culture was very positive but only 1 (1%) had protected time. For 61 (69%) consultants audit was very important with 38 (43%) being very actively involved in the process. The most frequent trigger for audit was non consultant hospital doctor (NCHD) career development, cited by 77 (87%). The new Professional Competence Scheme and the National Quality and Risk Management Standards will require the deficiencies identified in this survey be addressed.
    • Young adult type 1 diabetes care in the West of Ireland: an audit of hospital practice.

      Casey, R; O'Hara, M C; Cunningham, A; Wall, D; Geoghegan, R; Hynes, L; McGuire, B; Gately, M; Bell, M; Dinneen, S F (Oxford University Press, 2014-11)
      It is well recognised that management of young adults with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) poses difficult challenges for physicians and health care organisations as a whole. In Ireland and in particular the west of Ireland there has been little audit or research on young adults with T1DM and the services available to them.