Adia K Ross

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A study was made of 813 orthopaedic referrals by 134 general practitioners in North Staffordshire. The referral rates showed no relation to practice list size or the doctors' previous orthopaedic experience. The published waiting times did not accurately reflect clinic vacancies, and no effective priority rating of letters by consultants was shown. Less(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality rates following acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) repair are reduced when operations are performed by a high-volume acute aortic dissection (AAD) team, leading to efforts to centralize ATAAD care. Here, we describe our experience with ATAAD repair by our AAD team over the last 10 years, with a focus on patient selection, transfer(More)
We attempted to evaluate a course on muscle and joint problems for general practitioners using a practice log diary and a factual test paper, which were completed both before and after the course by the doctors attending. A significant improvement was shown in the group score in the test paper taken after the course (p less than 0.001). Scores in the tests(More)
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