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What is the impact of consultant supervision on outpatient follow-up rate?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15113293     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study investigated the impact of consultants on recycling rates of patients in the ENT outpatient clinic. A retrospective case review of 4205 consecutive patients who attended ENT outpatient clinics of an UK teaching hospital over a 3-month period was conducted. There was a significant association between grade of medical staff and recycling rate of new patients, and also for review patients. Junior doctors have lower recycling rates in consultant-led clinics compared with clinics in the absence of consultants for both new patients (consultant-led 41.0%, without consultant 60.1%; P < 0.01) and old patients (consultant-led 48.9%, without consultant 65.0%; P < 0.01). Individual consultant's practice was reflected upon the overall recycling rate of the clinic as a whole (r = 0.94, P = 0.001). In conclusion, individual consultant's practice dictated recycling rate in the ENT outpatient clinic. Junior doctors were less likely to make follow-up appointments when directly supervised by their consultants.
Authors:
S Lo; N Fergie; C Walker; A A Narula
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical otolaryngology and allied sciences     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0307-7772     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-28     Completed Date:  2004-08-06     Revised Date:  2005-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701793     Medline TA:  Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK. stephenlo@lycos.co.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Appointments and Schedules
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Medical Staff, Hospital
Otolaryngology*
Outpatient Clinics, Hospital*
Referral and Consultation*
Retrospective Studies

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