Hospital or general practice? Results of two experiments limiting the number of self referrals of patients with injuries to hospitals in The Netherlands.

@article{Sixma1996HospitalOG,
  title={Hospital or general practice? Results of two experiments limiting the number of self referrals of patients with injuries to hospitals in The Netherlands.},
  author={Herman JM Sixma and Dinny H de Bakker},
  journal={Journal of accident & emergency medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={
          264-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the results of two Dutch experiments aimed at limiting the number of self referrals to accident and emergency (A&E) departments of a newly opened hospital. METHODS Basic design for both field experiments was a one group test-retest study, with the opening of a new hospital being the experimental factor. Data refer (1) to the number of patient contacts for acute somatic and non-somatic professional help with traumata and intoxications filled in on contact registration… CONTINUE READING
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