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Scott Med J. 1992 Dec;37(6):179-80.

Medical clinic referral letters. Do they say what they mean? Do they mean what they say?

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Eastern General Hospital, Edinburgh.

Abstract

Consecutive general practitioner referrals to three general medical clinics were examined prospectively to assess whether the reason for referral was being correctly interpreted by consultants. The resultant data revealed that although this was not always the case, such misunderstandings did not appear to affect subsequent management. Explicit reasons for referral in the referral letter however could improve both the quality and value of out-patient consultations.

PMID:
1492214
DOI:
10.1177/003693309203700606
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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