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Ultrasound scanning by general practitioners: is it worthwhile?

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BACKGROUND: There are several alternatives for providing ultrasound scanning, besides traditional hospital-based services. One such alternative is for general practitioners (GPs) to perform scanning in the community. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of GP ultrasound scanning on the use of National Health Service (NHS) resources in the United Kingdom (UK), and elicit patients' preferences for having an ultrasound scan. METHODS: A cost analysis and an assessment of quality of G...

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10.1093/pubmed/24.2.88

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of public health medicine
Volume:
24
Issue:
2
Pages:
88-94
Publication date:
2002-06-05
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EISSN:
1464-3782
ISSN:
0957-4832
URN:
uuid:4c87fb39-5b40-4144-97da-806556ab23a6
Source identifiers:
162749
Local pid:
pubs:162749

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