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The impact of hospital experiences during training on GP referral rates

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 June 2014

Hannah M McGee
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Royal College of Surgeonsin Ireland, 84, Harcourt St., Dublin 2
Michael Fitzgerald
Affiliation:
Child and Family Centre, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10

Abstract

Findings of the influence of hospital training experience in a particular medical speciality on subsequent GP referral patterns to that speciality are outlined. Specialist training appears to sensitise doctors and increase the referral rate to a given speciality. The nature of this sensitisation in medical education is discussed.

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