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Study TitleGeneral Practitioners' Referrals and Investigations, 1991-1992: File A
Primary InvestigatorReid, A. Hensley, M.
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00779-A
AbstractThe rate at which General Practitioners (GPs) refer patients to specialists and order pathology tests and imaging varies considerably between individual GPs. This study examines patterns of and reasons for referral, pathology and imaging in a group of randomly selected general practitioners in the Hunter Valley. The doctors who agreed to participate in the study were asked to sign a consent form and fill in a demographic questionnaire, which included questions about sex, age, postgraduate qualifications, years in practice, size of practice and practice characteristics. Every doctor was provided with a recording booklet based on one used by the Birmingham Research Unit of the Royal College of General Practitioners. The booklet was designed to record information about the patients age, sex and ,if applicable, details of referral, reason for referral, type of investigation and reason for ordering the investigation. The booklet results in four seperate data files, one each for the details of GP , patient, referral(s) and investigation(s).
Production Date (documentation)2004-08-27
Bibliographic CitationReid, A. and Hensley, M. General Practitioners' Referrals and Investigations, 1991-1992 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, .
CopyrightCopyright © 2004, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
Study Scope Content
Topic ClassificationsAustralian studies;Health;Health services and medical care
KeywordsMedical practitioners;Medicine;Patients
Population (Universe)General Practitoners in the Hunter Valley
Date of Collection
Start date - Data Collection: End date - Data Collection:
Time Period
Time Period - Start: Time Period - End:
Methodology Content
Sampling Proceduresimple random sample Once the sample of doctors was selected, there was no further selection of the patients, i.e. all patients of the sampled doctors were recorded. Number of units in original sample: 192
Data Kindsurvey
Data Access Content
Deposit Information Content
DepositorLea Petrovic
Other Content
Mode of Data Collectionself-completion (distribute, collect)
CommentThe rate at which General Practitioners (GPs) refer patients to specialists and order pathology tests and imaging varies considerably between individual GPs. This study examines patterns of and reasons for referral, pathology and imaging in a group of randomly selected general practitioners in the Hunter Valley. The doctors who agreed to participate in the study were asked to sign a consent form and fill in a demographic questionnaire, which included questions about sex, age, postgraduate qualifications, years in practice, size of practice and practice characteristics. Every doctor was provided with a recording booklet based on one used by the Birmingham Research Unit of the Royal College of General Practitioners. The booklet was designed to record information about the patients age, sex and ,if applicable, details of referral, reason for referral, type of investigation and reason for ordering the investigation. The booklet results in four seperate data files, one each for the details of GP , patient, referral(s) and investigation(s).
Study Creation Date2011-04-18 18:14:10 UTC
Bibliographic Citation (documentation)Reid, A. and Hensley, M. General Practitioners' Referrals and Investigations, 1991-1992 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, .
Copyright (documentation)Copyright © 2005, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
Producer (documentation)Australian Data Archive
Title (documentation)General Practitioners' Referrals and Investigations, 1991-1992: File A
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00779-A
LabelGeneral Practitioners' Referrals and Investigations, 1991-1992: File A
Languageen
ADA Processing LevelLevel 2
Production Date2004-08-27
ADA Study LevelLevel 2
Version ResponsibilityAustralian Data Archive
Time Methodcross-sectional (one-time) study
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