Children referred for specialty care: Parental perspectives and preferences on referral, follow-up and primary care.

@article{Freed2017ChildrenRF,
  title={Children referred for specialty care: Parental perspectives and preferences on referral, follow-up and primary care.},
  author={Gary Lee Freed and Erin Turbitt and Marina Kunin and Sarah A Gafforini and Lena Amanda Sanci and Neil Allan Spike},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  year={2017},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={
          18-25
        }
}
AIM Over the last decade, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of referrals for paediatric subspecialty care and in overall appointments (new and review) to these doctors. We sought to determine the perspective of parents regarding their role in the initiation of referrals, their preferences for follow-up and the role of general practitioners (GPs) in care co-ordination. METHODS Self-completed survey in outpatient paediatric clinics (general paediatrics and four subspecialties) at… CONTINUE READING

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