Referral management schemes: good for whom?

BMJ has done some investigation into referral management systems through FOI requests. It is hoped that these schemes will reduce costs and improve the quality of referrals. Of the 184 CCGs that responded, 72 (39%) said that they currently commissioned some form of referral management scheme.

Read the report here: Referral management schemes: good for whom? BMJ 2017;356:i6856 (NHS OpenAthens ID required)
 
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