Interventions to improve outpatient referrals from primary care to secondary care.

@article{Grimshaw2005InterventionsTI,
  title={Interventions to improve outpatient referrals from primary care to secondary care.},
  author={Jeremy M. Grimshaw and Ron A. G. Winkens and Liz Shirran and Carin Cunningham and Alain Mayhew and Ruth Thomas and Cynthia Fraser},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={
          CD005471
        }
}
BACKGROUND The primary care specialist interface is a key organisational feature of many health care systems. Patients are referred to specialist care when investigation or therapeutic options are exhausted in primary care and more specialised care is needed. Referral has considerable implications for patients, the health care system and health care costs. There is considerable evidence that the referral processes can be improved. OBJECTIVES To estimate the effectiveness and efficiency of… CONTINUE READING

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