Understanding variation in rates of referral among general practitioners : are inappropriate referrals important and would guideliines help to reduce rates ?
Objectives-To determine the extent to which variation in rates of referral among general practitioners may be explained by inappropriate referrals and to estimate the effect of implementing referral guidelines.
Setting-Practices within Cambridge Health Authority and Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.
Main outcome measures-Data on practice referral rates from hospital computers, inappropriate referrals as judged against referral guidelines which had been developed locally between general practitioners and specialists.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Pratique professionnelle, Admission hôpital, Hôpital, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Professional practice, Hospital admission, Hospital, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0118406
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 199406.