Iddle thumbs are getting me in trouble... I was just doing some
retrospective calculations of the referral rates for some of our current
SHOs (that is from A&E to any other specialty, for opinion, diagnosis or
specialist treatment). Although the patient pool and length of time are
small, the rate ranges between 5 and 40%.
Has anyone there done a better study, or has a reference value of what an
average referral rate is expected?