Do patients want copies of their GP letters? - our experience with 7250 patients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620090
Title:
Do patients want copies of their GP letters? - our experience with 7250 patients
Authors:
Singh, Sarvpreet; Budeda, B.; Housden, P.
Abstract:
A prospective study was performed to investigate whether patients would actively request a copy of their GP letters following an outpatient consultation. The study was performed at two sites and involved 7250 Trauma & Orthopaedic patients, and of these only 0.3% of patients requested a copy of their letter by actively filling in a stamped envelope. The estimated cost of sending a copy of the letter to all the patients seen in the NHS Outpatients was 13 million pounds in England alone. We suggest that rather than sending patients’ copies of all their correspondence as a routine, there are more secure and cost effective ways to inform patients and allow free access to all information recorded in their medical notes.
Citation:
Do patients want copies of their GP letters? - our experience with 7250 patients 2007, 61 (8):1407 International Journal of Clinical Practice
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
International Journal of Clinical Practice
Issue Date:
10-Jul-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620090
DOI:
10.1111/j.1742-1241.2007.01358.x
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1742-1241.2007.01358.x
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
13685031
Appears in Collections:
General Trauma & Orthopaedics; pre-2014 RD&E publications

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dc.contributor.authorSingh, Sarvpreeten
dc.contributor.authorBudeda, B.en
dc.contributor.authorHousden, P.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-11T12:34:37Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-11T12:34:37Z-
dc.date.issued2007-07-10-
dc.identifier.citationDo patients want copies of their GP letters? - our experience with 7250 patients 2007, 61 (8):1407 International Journal of Clinical Practiceen
dc.identifier.issn13685031-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1742-1241.2007.01358.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/620090-
dc.description.abstractA prospective study was performed to investigate whether patients would actively request a copy of their GP letters following an outpatient consultation. The study was performed at two sites and involved 7250 Trauma & Orthopaedic patients, and of these only 0.3% of patients requested a copy of their letter by actively filling in a stamped envelope. The estimated cost of sending a copy of the letter to all the patients seen in the NHS Outpatients was 13 million pounds in England alone. We suggest that rather than sending patients’ copies of all their correspondence as a routine, there are more secure and cost effective ways to inform patients and allow free access to all information recorded in their medical notes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1742-1241.2007.01358.xen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Clinical Practiceen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Practice of medicineen
dc.titleDo patients want copies of their GP letters? - our experience with 7250 patientsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Clinical Practiceen
dc.type.versionPublisheden
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