Article Text

PDF

General practitioners and district nurses
  1. I. M. Richardson
  1. Department of General Practice, University of Aberdeen

    A study of referral patterns in the City of Aberdeen

    Abstract

    Variation between Aberdeen general practitioners in referral rates for home and surgery nursing care is shown to be substantial and is related to the proportion of elderly patients in the practice, inversely to list size, to the doctor's experience, and to practice attachment of nurses. There is, however, a large unexplained variation which, it is suggested, reflects differing general practitioner perception of nursing need and nursing skill, a situation that could be improved by joint training.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    A study of referral patterns in the City of Aberdeen

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.