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ارزیابی کیفیت نامه های ارجاع نوشته شده توسط پزشکان عمومی: یک مطالعه مقطعی در مناطق روستایی ایران

جنتی, علی and ابوالقاسم, امینی and ادهم, داود and ناصری اصل, منصور (1396) ارزیابی کیفیت نامه های ارجاع نوشته شده توسط پزشکان عمومی: یک مطالعه مقطعی در مناطق روستایی ایران. Cadernos de Saúde Pública ــ 33 (2). pp. 1-7. شاپا 0102-311X

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Assessing the quality of referral letters written by general practitioners: a cross-sectional study in rural Iran

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Establishing effective communication between general practitioners (GPs) and medical specialists is a key component of the referral system. Written communication between GPs and medical specialists is the most common communication tool. This study was conducted to evaluate quality (information content) of the referral letters written by GPs and addressed to gynecologists and cardiologists. We evaluated quality of the referral letters through a cross-sectional study in the villages of Sarab city, located in East Azerbaijan Province, Northwest Iran. The study was conducted during August and September 2015 in which a total of 400 referral letters were evaluated according to specific quality criteria. Cluster sampling was implemented and data were collected using an instrument designed by the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba, Canada. A specifically designed referral form was used to refer pregnant women to gynecologists. Referrals addressed to gynecologists showed better quality in comparison to cases referred to cardiologists. Legibility of referral letters was 73%. It is recommended that agreed-upon referral letters be designed cooperatively for different groups of diseases. Furthermore, primary health care providers should be trained to write proper referral letters.

Item Type:Article
زبان سند : انگلیسی
نویسنده اول :علی جنتی
نویسنده :امینی ابوالقاسم
نویسنده :داود ادهم
نویسنده مسئول :منصور ناصری اصل
Additional Information:Impact Factor (2015) 0.92 Indexed in: ISI, Pubmed/Medline/Index Medicus, Scopus, Sociological Abstracts, Social Planning/Policy & Development, Protozoological Abstracts, Helminthological Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases
کلیدواژه ها (انگلیسی):Referral and Consultation; General Practitioners; Primary Health Care
Subjects:WA Public Health
WA Public Health

WA Public Health > Public Health Education WA.18
WA Public Health > Public Health Education WA.18
Divisions:Faculty of Health > Department of Public health
Faculty of Health > Department of Public health
Faculty of Health > Department of Public health
ID Code:8653
Deposited By: MR Davoud Adham
Deposited On:04 Feb 1396 04:49
Last Modified:04 Feb 1396 07:03

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