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Are written responses to referrals acceptable?: Comprehensive referral letters are key to safe written advice

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 09 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1403
  1. Abdullah Mohammed (, clinical research fellow
  1. Cardiothoracic Unit, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU

EDITOR—Tso et al highlight the potential effective use of communication in writing between primary and secondary care when both doctors—the general practitioner and the haematologist in this case—can complement each other and hence reduce unnecessary duplications of investigations and the burden …

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