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What proportion of paediatric specialist referrals originates from general practitioners?

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, September 2017
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Title
What proportion of paediatric specialist referrals originates from general practitioners?
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Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, September 2017
DOI 10.1111/jpc.13694
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Marina Kunin, Erin Turbitt, Sarah A Gafforini, Lena A Sanci, Neil A Spike, Gary L Freed, Kunin, Marina, Turbitt, Erin, Gafforini, Sarah A, Sanci, Lena A, Spike, Neil A, Freed, Gary L

Abstract

To determine (i) the proportion of different referral sources for new referrals to paediatric specialist outpatient clinics and (ii) any association of referral source with utilisation of additional health services. Survey of parents presenting with their child at five paediatric specialist outpatient clinics at two Melbourne public hospitals. Just over half (52%) of the respondents were referred by a general practitioner (GP). The remainder were referred by a paediatrician (27%) at hospital discharge (16%) or from the ED (6%). Most respondents (71%) reported that their child also has a referral to see another specialist for the same health concern but had not yet had the consultation; 44% had consulted another doctor for the same health concern between receiving the referral and the appointment. Paediatrician referrals were more likely to see another specialist for the same health concern compared to other referral sources (P = 0.032). Only half of the referrals of new patients to paediatric specialist outpatient clinics come from GPs. Future research should investigate whether multiple referral sources have a negative impact on the co-ordination and cost of paediatric health care.

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Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 46. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 March 2018.
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#265,127
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Outputs from Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health
#20
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health
#3
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