Referral Writer: preliminary evidence for the value of comprehensive referral letters.

@article{Jiwa2012ReferralWP,
  title={Referral Writer: preliminary evidence for the value of comprehensive referral letters.},
  author={Moyez Jiwa and Satvinder Dhaliwal},
  journal={Quality in primary care},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={39-45}
}
BACKGROUND We aimed to explore if increasing the amount of relevant information relayed in referral letters between general practitioners (GPs) or family physicians and hospital specialists helps in the scheduling of appointments for patients. We report a before and after study comparing outcomes before and after the introduction of software to assist referral writing. METHODS The participants were GPs and hospital specialists based in metropolitan Perth, Western Australia. The amount of… CONTINUE READING

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