GP referral letters to a community mental health team: an analysis of the quality and quantity of information.

@article{Burbach1997GPRL,
  title={GP referral letters to a community mental health team: an analysis of the quality and quantity of information.},
  author={Frank R. Burbach and Stephen M. Harding},
  journal={International journal of health care quality assurance incorporating Leadership in health services},
  year={1997},
  volume={10 2-3},
  pages={
          67-72
        }
}
Presents the results of a study which investigated whether the quality of information provided by GP referral letters to a community mental health team (CMHT) was sufficient to determine an appropriate response and the allocation of professional resources. A random sample of GP referral letters received over a six month period was analysed. The presenting problem, diagnosis and the indication of severity of symptoms were rated. Perusal of the CMHT members' replies to the GP's allowed a rough… CONTINUE READING
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