Guidelines partly explain differences in referral rates

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7373.1177 (Published 16 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1177
  1. John F Navein, consultant in healthcare modernisation (john.navein@ntlworld.com)
  1. Modernising Healthcare Partnership, Stratford-on-Avon CV37 7HU

    EDITOR—Forrest et al provide a useful insight into the variation in specialty referral rates between the United Kingdom and the United States.1 However, their assertion that, given the low referral rates in the United Kingdom relative to the United States, referral guidelines are unlikely to dramatically enhance the …

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