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Medical referrals: Closing the communication loop to improve care and avoid delays



Individuals are frequently referred by their primary care physician to medical specialists—oncologists, orthopedic surgeons, cardiologists, or dozens of others—but for a significant number of these patients, the referral fails, adversely affecting their health care. A new study addresses breakdowns in the referral process and presents a prototype template using evidence-based design to improve communication about referrals among clinicians.

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