Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children

Task Force on Overcrowding in Accident and Emergency Departments: Discussion

11:15 am

Photo of Billy KelleherBilly Kelleher (Cork North Central, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

With regard to the people who are discharged from hospital, is an analysis done of why they had to attend in the first place? Given we are talking about a 25% admission rate, 75% are not admitted, although I am not suggesting they did not have to be there. Of that 75%, is an analysis done of why they ended up in the emergency department when they did not need to be admitted? Was it lack of diagnostics or lack of supports for GPs to make a critical clinical decision in their GP practice?


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