A retrospective analysis of referral patterns for oral radiologic consultation over 3 years in Ontario, Canada.

@article{Perschbacher2010ARA,
  title={A retrospective analysis of referral patterns for oral radiologic consultation over 3 years in Ontario, Canada.},
  author={Susanne Perschbacher and Michael J Pharoah and James L Leake and Ernest W. N. Lam and Linda C Lee},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2010},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={e86-91}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the types of practitioners who most commonly refer and the film type and diagnostic entities that are most frequently submitted for oral radiologic consultation in Ontario, Canada. STUDY DESIGN A total of 430 referral letters and responses from 2 Ontario oral radiologists from 2003 to 2005 were analyzed. Data collected included the specialty of the referring practitioner, the film type(s) submitted, the radiographic density of the entity of interest, and the… CONTINUE READING