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Aspects of the quality of the information contained in radiological referrals
Public Dental Service, Motala Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Radiology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre for Medical Imaging, Department of Radiology UHL.
2002 (English)In: Swedish Dental Journal, ISSN 0347-9994, Vol. 26, no 3, 135-140 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A referral letter is an important carrier of information, and it is important that it contains what both the recipient and the referrers expect. Based on the concept of perceived quality of service, 126 consecutive referrals from the General Dental Service (GDS) and their associated replies from the Department of Oral Radiology (OR) were mutually evaluated. OR judged that necessary information about the patient was specified in over 80% of the cases, and that information pertinent to the issue and the proposed examination was included in over 90% of the cases. The referrers were very satisfied with the replies they received. Only 1% reported that the information contained in the reply was not satisfactory for the continued care of the patient. Ninety-one per cent reported that they felt the reply to their referral was adequately long. A mutual questionnaire is a practicable tool to ensure quality in the referral process.

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Stockholm, Sverige: Sveriges Tandläkarförbund , 2002. Vol. 26, no 3, 135-140 p.
Keyword [en]
radiography; dental; referral and consultations; interprofessional relations
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-27152ISI: 000178706900005Local ID: 11800OAI: diva2:247703
Available from: 2009-10-08 Created: 2009-10-08 Last updated: 2014-08-19Bibliographically approved

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