Access to diagnostics: A key enabler for a primary care led health service

Author: O'Riordan, Margaret; Collins, Claire; Doran, Gillian

Publication Year: 2013

Contents

Executive Summary
Key Findings
Recommendations
Conclusion
Introduction
GP Access to Diagnostics - the International Experience
Appropriateness of referrals and diagnostic yield
Exposure to radiation
Delay in diagnosis
Impact on referrals
Service provision
Modifying test ordering behaviour
Methods
Results
Demographics
Table 1: Years in General Practice
Table 2: Practice Location
Table 3: Distance from an acute hospital
Access to services
Access protocols
Table 4: Direct access to diagnostics in the public system
Table 5: Direct access to diagnostics in the private system
Table 6: Protocol provision for access to diagnostics
Table 7: Opinions on improved access to diagnostics
Discussion
Recommendations
Conclusion
References

Format Download
Keywords tests, general practice, laboratory diagnosis, patient referral
Publisher Irish College of General Practitioners
Classification general practice
Publication Date 05-Jan-13
Pages 10
Categories: Irish Content, ICGP Resources
Email: library@icgp.ie, Tel: 01 6763705, Fax: 01 6765850
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