Inside Health 30/7/13

AAA screening (bottom line; it’s complicated. If you are considering having it done, I’d recommend spending a bit of time on some of the excellent resources NHS Screening offer.)


Referral management centres (bottom line; referrals

BJGP research paper; they don’t reduce referrals and are more expensive

Referral rates are influenced by deprivation

Proportion of PCTs using referral management

Harmoni and their “Consultant Supported Healthcare Professionals”

..and criticism of same

and axed in Manchester because ‘too expensive’

Warnings that we didn’t have evidence of benefit for referral management centres back in 2006

and 2010.

Iona Heath on this, superb as usual.

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