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GPs forced to get approval before referring patients to hospital


It is bizarre that in an age where no clinician would consider not practicing evidence based medicine, colleagues working for CCGs are happy to implement non-evidence based management decisions. There has been much research published about referral management, and the Kings Fund has published some quite sensible advice. Referral management as described is costly, has limited (if any) long term benefits, and delays patient care. However there is evidence that audit and benchmarking does improve referrals...

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11 Aug 2017

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