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Safety and efficiency of triaging low urgent self-referred patients to a general practitioner at an acute care post: an observational study.

Authors
  • van der Straten, Lieke M
  • van Stel, Henk F
  • Spee, Frans J M
  • Vreeburg, Marleen E
  • Schrijvers, Augustinus J P
  • Sturms, Leontien M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Emergency medicine journal : EMJ
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2012
Volume
29
Issue
11
Pages
877–881
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/emermed-2011-200539
PMID: 22158535
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Low urgent self-referrals, with the exception of extremity problems, were shown to be treated efficiently and safely by a GP. A selected group of more urgent patients also seem to be handled adequately by the GP. Triage of low urgent patients with extremity problems and reasons for nurses not following a predefined triage allocation scheme need further elaboration.

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