Impact of referral templates on the quality of referrals from primary to secondary care: a cluster randomised trial

@inproceedings{Whlberg2015ImpactOR,
  title={Impact of referral templates on the quality of referrals from primary to secondary care: a cluster randomised trial},
  author={Henrik W{\aa}hlberg and Per Christian Valle and Siri Malm and Ann Ragnhild Broderstad},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The referral letter is an important document facilitating the transfer of care from a general practitioner (GP) to secondary care. Hospital doctors have often criticised the quality and content of referral letters, and the effectiveness of improvement efforts remains uncertain. METHODS A cluster randomised trial was conducted using referral templates for patients in four diagnostic groups: dyspepsia, suspected colorectal cancer, chest pain and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease… CONTINUE READING
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