Publications: Research

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The Irish National Adverse Events Study (INAES): the frequency and nature of adverse events in Irish hospitals — a retrospective record review study

Published: 9 February, 2016
Category: Research
Topic: Quality in Healthcare
Author: RCPI Researchers

This is a retrospective record review study of adverse events in Irish hospitals. The study was carried out by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in collaboration with RCPI.

Nurse at station.

Quality care, public perception and quick-fix service management: a Delphi study on stressors of hospital doctors in Ireland

Published: 1 January, 2016
Category: Research
Topic: Physician Wellbeing
Author: RCPI Researchers

This study aimed to identify and rank the most significant workplace stressors to which consultants and trainees are exposed in Ireland.

Doctor checking beeper.

Is driver licensing restriction for age-related medical conditions an effective mechanism to improve driver safety without unduly impairing mobility?

Published: 18 December, 2015
Category: Research
Topic: Traffic Medicine
Author: National Programme Office for Traffic Medicine

The aim of this literature review was to analyse how the term “restrictive licensing” is defined in the literature, and to determine the effectiveness of this mechanism in improving driver safety.

Driving

General practitioner attitudes and practices in medical fitness to drive in Ireland

Published: 18 June, 2015
Category: Research
Topic: Traffic Medicine
Author: National Programme Office for Traffic Medicine

This study aimed to investigate current attitudes, resources and practices of GPs towards evaluating medical fitness to drive prior to the publication of comprehensive national guidelines.

Doctor working on computer.