Journal article

Audit of enuresis referrals on the waiting list for a tertiary hospital outpatient clinic.

Carl Eiselen, Misel Trajanovska, Andrew Griffith, Tracey Phan, Sharon Goldfeld, Susan Gibb, Sebastian K King

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health | Wiley | Published : 2021

Abstract

AIM: Enuresis, defined as intermittent incontinence occurring exclusively during sleep, affects 4-19% of children, but can be effectively treated using education and alarm-bell therapies. However, delays in treatment are likely to impact upon the quality of life of the child, parents and carers. Poor quality and incomplete referrals are thought to be a major driver of inefficiencies. The aim of this study was to explore characteristics of enuresis referrals on the waiting list for a general medicine clinic at a tertiary paediatric hospital. METHODS: An audit was conducted to examine all enuresis referrals on the general medicine outpatient clinic waiting list in February 2019 at The Royal ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Royal Children's Hospital Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

The Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction project was funded by The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation (2015-498). S Goldfeld is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship (APP1155290). SK King's position as an Academic Paediatric Surgeon is supported by The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation (2016-728). The authors thank the general practitioners that kindly participated in this study. This project would not have been possible without their participation.