Doctors' perceptions of pressure from patients for referral.

  title={Doctors' perceptions of pressure from patients for referral.},
  author={David Armstrong and John J. Fry and Pauline Armstrong},
  volume={302 6786},
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of pressure from patients on patterns of general practitioners' outpatient referrals. DESIGN Survey of general practitioners' referrals to hospital outpatient departments during one week. SETTING One health district. SUBJECTS All (160) general practitioners in the health district. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Specialty of the… CONTINUE READING