Patterns of referral in a Canadian primary care electronic health record database: retrospective cross-sectional analysis.

@article{Shadd2011PatternsOR,
  title={Patterns of referral in a Canadian primary care electronic health record database: retrospective cross-sectional analysis.},
  author={Joshua Shadd and Bridget L Ryan and Heather Maddocks and Amardeep Thind},
  journal={Informatics in primary care},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={
          217-23
        }
}
BACKGROUND Databases derived from primary care electronic health records (EHRs) are ideally suited to study clinical influences on referral patterns. This is the first study outside the United Kingdom to use an EHR database to describe rates of referral per patient from family physicians to specialists. OBJECTIVE To use a primary care EHR database to describe referrals to specialist physicians; to partition variance in referral rates between the practice and patient levels. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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