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  1. Avoidable referrals ? Analysis of 170 consecutive referrals to secondary care.

    Article - En anglais


    To determice appropriateness of referrals from primary care to second care.

    Design-Retrospective evaluation of appropriateneu of referrals from a singlehanded general practice : evaluations carried out independently by referring doctor and by second general practitioner who worked in same area and had access to similar secondary care services.

    Subjects-168 referrals made between 1 October 1990 and 31 March 1991 and followed up for up to 12 months by matching with available information on outcome of episode of care.

    Main outcome measures-Appropriateness of referral and reasons for inappropriate referrals.


    110 referrals were agreed to be appropriate and 58 were considered avoidable.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Soin, Orientation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Care, Orientation

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0700992

    Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 09/06/1995.