Many referral letters omit visual acuity measurement

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6980.671 (Published 11 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:671
  1. G Prasad Rao,
  2. Anthony P Moriarty
  1. Director, primary care in ophthalmology Senior registrar, ophthalmology St Paul's Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool L7 8XP

    EDITOR,—J C Pandit states that the visual acuity measured in a hospital eye department sometimes differs from that given in the general practitioner's referral letter.1 In addition, many letters omit to give the visual acuity. We analysed 119 referral letters received last week by the eye department. Fifty …

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