Guidelines for referral to a regional genetics service: GPs respond by referring more appropriate cases.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to see whether guidelines on whom to refer to a regional genetics service could improve the appropriateness of referrals to the service. It also aimed to assess whether the genetic clinic assessment of risk agreed with that described in the GP letter. METHODS: Referral guidelines were sent to all Oxfordshire GPs and the subsequent content of the referral letters was analysed. A retrospective assessment of referral letters sent during the 6 months before d...Expand abstract
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