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Reasons for referral to hospital.
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PMID:  1271327     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a study in North-east Scotland, nine out of ten patients had a "medical" reason for referral to hospital-in half it was the severity of their illness and in half the need for investigation or special treatment. One out of five patients was in need of intensive nursing care and one out of 20 patients had a social reason for admission to hospital. General practitioners with access to cottage hospital beds would choose to treat over one quarter of their own patients. The choice of hospital was influenced by the doctor's diagnostic certainty.
J S Berkeley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0035-8797     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Coll Gen Pract     Publication Date:  1976 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-02     Completed Date:  1976-08-02     Revised Date:  2010-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503107     Medline TA:  J R Coll Gen Pract     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Family Practice
Nursing Care

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