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Factors influencing General Practitioner referral patterns to Orthopaedic Surgeons in the Australian Health Care setting: an on-line survey

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Abstract


  • Aim:

    To use the member database of e-healthspace.com.au to identify and quantify the factors that influence General Practitioners when referring patients to a particular Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Method:

    On line Survey of 9495 General practitioners who are registered on www.ehealthspace.com.au

    Seven point Likert scale used to rank responses from extremely positive to extremely negative to various factors that influence decisions to refer patients to an Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Questions: 5 Broad Categories

    Professional and personal reputation

    Communication

    Style of practice

    Promotional activities

    Access and cost

    Results:

    476 respondents.

    407 proceeded beyond the demographic questions.

    Demographic Questions:

    Practice location

    Length of time in practice.

    Conclusion:

    The preferred referral surgeon for General Practitioners is

    Affable

    Able

    Available

    Some things have not changed……….

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Loxton, D., Barnett, S., Knight, P. J. & Bonney, A. D. (2011). Factors influencing General Practitioner referral patterns to Orthopaedic Surgeons in the Australian Health Care setting: an on-line survey. NSW Annual Scientific Meeting

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/context/medpapers/article/1560/type/native/viewcontent

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/556

Abstract


  • Aim:

    To use the member database of e-healthspace.com.au to identify and quantify the factors that influence General Practitioners when referring patients to a particular Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Method:

    On line Survey of 9495 General practitioners who are registered on www.ehealthspace.com.au

    Seven point Likert scale used to rank responses from extremely positive to extremely negative to various factors that influence decisions to refer patients to an Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Questions: 5 Broad Categories

    Professional and personal reputation

    Communication

    Style of practice

    Promotional activities

    Access and cost

    Results:

    476 respondents.

    407 proceeded beyond the demographic questions.

    Demographic Questions:

    Practice location

    Length of time in practice.

    Conclusion:

    The preferred referral surgeon for General Practitioners is

    Affable

    Able

    Available

    Some things have not changed……….

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Loxton, D., Barnett, S., Knight, P. J. & Bonney, A. D. (2011). Factors influencing General Practitioner referral patterns to Orthopaedic Surgeons in the Australian Health Care setting: an on-line survey. NSW Annual Scientific Meeting

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/context/medpapers/article/1560/type/native/viewcontent

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/556