Improving referral activity on primary-secondary care interface using an electronic decision support system

@article{Mariotti2013ImprovingRA,
  title={Improving referral activity on primary-secondary care interface using an electronic decision support system},
  author={Giuliano Mariotti and Maria Gentilini and Valter Dapor},
  journal={International journal of medical informatics},
  year={2013},
  volume={82 12},
  pages={1144-51}
}
OBJECTIVE Our main aim was to evaluate the ability of electronic feedback and of an electronic referral decision support system (ERSS) to enhance agreement between primary care physicians (PCPs) and specialists in priority assignment in clinics. METHOD 62 PCPs used a ranking system of waiting times based on different categories of clinical priority called 'Homogeneous Waiting Groups' (HWGs), which was also used by specialists to assign a priority category for each patient. From the year 2001… CONTINUE READING