What proportion of paediatric specialist referrals originates from general practitioners?

@article{Kunin2018WhatPO,
  title={What proportion of paediatric specialist referrals originates from general practitioners?},
  author={Marina Kunin and Erin Turbitt and Sarah A Gafforini and Lena Amanda Sanci and Neil Allan Spike and Gary Lee Freed},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  year={2018},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={
          183-187
        }
}
AIM To determine (i) the proportion of different referral sources for new referrals to paediatric specialist outpatient clinics and (ii) any association of referral source with utilisation of additional health services. METHODS Survey of parents presenting with their child at five paediatric specialist outpatient clinics at two Melbourne public hospitals. RESULTS Just over half (52%) of the respondents were referred by a general practitioner (GP). The remainder were referred by a… CONTINUE READING

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