Online referral and OPD booking from the GP desktop

Nicholson, Caroline, Jackson, Claire L., Wright, Bernadette, Mainwaring, Paul, Holliday, Dimity, Lankowski, Andrew and Kardash, Christine (2006) Online referral and OPD booking from the GP desktop. Australian Health Review, 30 3: 397-404.


Author Nicholson, Caroline
Jackson, Claire L.
Wright, Bernadette
Mainwaring, Paul
Holliday, Dimity
Lankowski, Andrew
Kardash, Christine
Title Online referral and OPD booking from the GP desktop
Journal name Australian Health Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0156-5788
1449-8944
Publication date 2006-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 30
Issue 3
Start page 397
End page 404
Total pages 8
Editor J. Dwyer
S. Leggat
Place of publication Collingwood, VIC, Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
321208 Primary Health Care
730308 Health policy economic outcomes
Abstract The Brisbane Inner South E-referral Project (BISEP) developed an application which allowed general practitioners, from their desktop, to successfully search for and book an available hospital outpatient appointment for patients with suspected cancer, send the referral electronically, and inform the patient of both the appointment and referral during the consultation. The hospital changed their outpatient department processes to allow such functionality for local GPs with patients with suspected cancer, working from a mutually agreed set of best practice referral criteria. A group of 19 GPs participated in an 11-week pilot implementation of the application, and were enthusiastic about continuing and expanding the approach. Patient satisfaction measures post intervention indicated that they perceived no major disadvantage in this form of outpatient department referral.
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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