Factors influencing referrals to the out-patients department of a London teaching hospital.

@article{Acheson1963FactorsIR,
  title={Factors influencing referrals to the out-patients department of a London teaching hospital.},
  author={Roy M. Acheson and Ralph Blaney and W. J. H. Butterfield and John Chamberlain and M SCOTT-BROWN},
  journal={British journal of preventive & social medicine},
  year={1963},
  volume={17},
  pages={81-4}
}
Among the important steps taken with the introduction of the National Health Act in 1949 was ratification of an idea, which had been developing for some years, that the hospital out-patients' department should become a centre to which a general practitioner could refer any patient for a specialist opinion. The Government, through the agency of the Ministry… CONTINUE READING