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Quality improvement in action. Direct general practitioner referrals to audiology for the provision of hearing aids: a single centre review.

Abstract:

Direct referral audiology clinics (DRACs) for the assessment and provision of hearing aids in those over 60 years of age were initially introduced in the National Health Service (NHS) as a method to decrease outpatient waiting times and reduce demand on ear, nose and throat (ENT) appointments. We retrospectively reviewed the electronic records of 353 patients referred to the DRACs at our hospital over a four-month period to determine the continued benefits of a DRAC service, in terms of impac...

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Fitzgerald, JE More by this author
Journal:
Quality in primary care
Volume:
18
Issue:
3
Pages:
201-206
Publication date:
2010
EISSN:
1479-1064
ISSN:
1479-1072
URN:
uuid:3fc2c6f8-24e7-43bc-a374-17cbf69c1c6b
Source identifiers:
299940
Local pid:
pubs:299940

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