TITLE

Should GPs have direct access to neuroradiological investigation when adults present with headache?

AUTHOR(S)
Kernick, David; Williams, Stuart
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
British Journal of General Practice;Jun2011, Vol. 61 Issue 587, p409
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores whether general physicians (GP) should have direct access to neuroradiological investigation when adults present with headache. It cites the annual primary care consultation rate for headache in Great Britain and discusses studies that have reported on the impact on secondary care referrals when GPs have access to investigations. The key considerations when choosing between computerised tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are also cited.
ACCESSION #
63277106

 

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