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dc.contributor.authorHarney, T J
dc.contributor.authorDowling, C M
dc.contributor.authorBrady, C M
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-03T14:11:45Z
dc.date.available2011-08-03T14:11:45Z
dc.date.issued2011-06
dc.identifier.citationThe impact of the National Treatment Purchase Fund on numbers of core urology training cases at University Hospital Galway. 2011, 9 (3):147-9 Surgeonen
dc.identifier.issn1479-666X
dc.identifier.pmid21550520
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.surge.2010.08.009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/138705
dc.description.abstractSince the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) scheme was introduced in 2002, public patients waiting longer than three months for investigations and treatment are offered care in the private medical sector. Our aim was to assess the impact of the NTPF scheme on the number of training cases performed at University Hospital Galway (UHG). The number and type of urological procedures performed in the private medical sector under the NTFP scheme in 2008 were obtained from the UHG waiting list office. The number of these procedures performed on public patients by trainees at UHG in 2008 was determined retrospectively by reviewing theatre records. A significant number of core urology procedures were performed in the private sector via the NTPF scheme. Cancer centre designation and implementation of the EWTD will also place further pressures on urological training opportunities in Ireland.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21550520en
dc.subject.meshClinical Competence
dc.subject.meshEducation, Medical, Graduate
dc.subject.meshHospitals, University
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshInternship and Residency
dc.subject.meshIreland
dc.subject.meshPrivate Sector
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies
dc.subject.meshUrologic Diseases
dc.subject.meshUrologic Surgical Procedures
dc.subject.meshWaiting Lists
dc.titleThe impact of the National Treatment Purchase Fund on numbers of core urology training cases at University Hospital Galway.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Urology, University College Hospital Galway, Galway City, Ireland. harneyt@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalThe surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Irelanden
dc.description.provinceConnacht
html.description.abstractSince the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) scheme was introduced in 2002, public patients waiting longer than three months for investigations and treatment are offered care in the private medical sector. Our aim was to assess the impact of the NTPF scheme on the number of training cases performed at University Hospital Galway (UHG). The number and type of urological procedures performed in the private medical sector under the NTFP scheme in 2008 were obtained from the UHG waiting list office. The number of these procedures performed on public patients by trainees at UHG in 2008 was determined retrospectively by reviewing theatre records. A significant number of core urology procedures were performed in the private sector via the NTPF scheme. Cancer centre designation and implementation of the EWTD will also place further pressures on urological training opportunities in Ireland.


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