Use of histopathology services by general practitioners : recent changes in referral practice.
Aims-To determine the nature and magnitude of the histopathological workload generated by specimens received from general practitioners and to assess the trends in referral practice.
Methods-All material submitted by general practitioners to the Leicester district histopathology service from 1989 to January 1993 was identified from departmental records.
All GP referrals from October to December 1992 were also analysed.
Total numbers of referrals from all sources were used for comparison.
Specimens were also analysed according to diagnostic categories.
There has been a progressive rise, both in the absolute number and the proportion of specimens relative to other surgical specimens submitted by GPs.
Most are skin biopsy specimens.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Résultat, Homme, Anatomopathologie, Chirurgie, Exérèse, Médecine générale, Peau pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Result, Human, Pathology, Surgery, Exeresis, Internal medicine, Skin disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0209072
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.