A systematic review of the effect of primary care-based service innovations on quality and patterns of referral to specialist secondary care.

@article{Faulkner2003ASR,
  title={A systematic review of the effect of primary care-based service innovations on quality and patterns of referral to specialist secondary care.},
  author={Alex Faulkner and Nicola Mills and David Bainton and Kate Baxter and Paul Kinnersley and Tim J. Peters and Deborah Sharp},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={2003},
  volume={53 496},
  pages={878-84}
}
BACKGROUND Innovations are proliferating at the primary-secondary care interface, affecting referral to secondary care and resource use. Evidence about the range of effects and implications for the healthcare system of different types of innovation have not previously been summarised. AIM To review the available evidence on initiatives affecting primary care referral to specialist secondary care. SETTING Studies of primary-secondary care interface. METHOD Systematic review of trials… CONTINUE READING
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