Maternity ultrasound in the Republic of Ireland 2016: a review

Show simple item record Hayes-Ryan, Deirdre McNamara, Karen Russell, Nóirín Kenny, Louise C. O'Donoghue, Keelin 2018-04-27T08:57:31Z 2018-04-27T08:57:31Z 2017-08
dc.identifier.citation Hayes-Ryan, D., McNamara, K.,Russell, N., Kenny, L. and O'Donoghue, K. (2017) 'Maternity ultrasound in the Republic of Ireland 2016: a review', Irish Medical Journal, 110(7), 598 (9pp). doi:10147/622508 en
dc.identifier.volume 110 en
dc.identifier.issued 7 en
dc.identifier.issn 0332-3102
dc.identifier.doi 10147/622508
dc.description.abstract Antenatal ultrasound, comprising of a dating ultrasound in the late first trimester followed by a fetal anomaly scan, is a recognised and necessary component of good antenatal care. We conducted a telephone survey of all 19 obstetric units to ascertain the status of maternity ultrasound provision in Ireland. Fetal anomaly ultrasound is offered universally to all women in 7/19 (37%) units, selectively to some women in 7/19 (37%) units and not offered at all in the remaining 5/19 (26%) units. Overall ≈ 41,700 (64%) women receive a fetal anomaly ultrasound nationally. Universal first trimester ultrasound, performed in a dedicated ultrasound department by a suitably qualified sonographer, is offered to 47% of women nationally. This study highlights the lack of development in Irish maternity ultrasound services over the last decade. Substantial investment by health care policy makers is urgently needed. en
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dc.publisher Irish Medical Organisation en
dc.rights © 2017, Irish Medical Journal. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Maternity services en
dc.subject Ultrasound en
dc.title Maternity ultrasound in the Republic of Ireland 2016: a review en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Louise Kenny, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Medical Journal en
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