TITLE

A POOLED AND PRIORITISED DYSPHAGIA REFERRAL SERVICE: AUDIT OF THE FIRST NINE MONTHS

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA108
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Referral patterns and numbers to individual clinicians vary unpredictably, making it difficult to respond consistently to urgent need. Thus, to reduce variability, a standard "Dysphagia Referral Form" was produced. These ask for standard patient information plus 6 questions considered by clinicians to form a "minimum data set" to determine action. The forms were introduced in January 2003 and sent, with covering explanation, to all geneal practitioners who care for its 300000 catchment area. This study predicted 16-20 dysphagia referrals per month.
ACCESSION #
13219235

 

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