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GPs to be asked to 'peer review' all referrals

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It's the outcomes of the referrals that matter. Analyse this then work backwards to determine if the referral was appropriate or not. Also take into consideration whether the patient was seen for the same reason by a different doctor earlier and why weren't they referred then. I did this as an audit exercise when I was a partner - myself + five other partners. What I found out was that it was practically impossible to change someone's referral habits.

Posted date

30 Aug 2017

Posted time

10:40am

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