Referrers’ point of view on the referral process to neurosurgery and opinions on neurosurgeons: a large-scale regional survey in the UK

@inproceedings{Amarouche2017ReferrersPO,
  title={Referrers’ point of view on the referral process to neurosurgery and opinions on neurosurgeons: a large-scale regional survey in the UK},
  author={Meriem Amarouche and Jonathan James Neville and Simon Nicholas Douglas Deacon and Nida Kalyal and Nikita Adams and Beverly Cheserem and Daniel Curley and R M Desouza and Fehmi Hafiz and Tilanthi M Jayawardena and Nishi Khetani and Diana Matthews and Sophie Mustoe and Sabrina Okafor and Olivia Padfield and I. Bhaskara Rao and Reem Samir and Hyder Tahir and Benjamin Roy Varghese and Christos Michael Tolias},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2017}
}
OBJECTIVES There is an increased reliance on online referral systems (ORS) within neurosurgical departments across the UK. Opinions of neurosurgeons on ORS are extensively reported but those of referrers have hardly been sought. Our study aims at ascertaining our referring colleagues' views on our ORS and its impact on patient care, their opinions on neurosurgeons and how to improve our referral process. SETTING 14 district general hospitals and one teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS 641… CONTINUE READING
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