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High referral rates to secondary care by general practitioners in Norway are associated with GPs’ gender and specialist qualifications in family medicine, a study of 4350 consultations

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, April 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

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5 tweeters

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Title
High referral rates to secondary care by general practitioners in Norway are associated with GPs’ gender and specialist qualifications in family medicine, a study of 4350 consultations
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, April 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-147
Pubmed ID
Authors

Unni Ringberg, Nils Fleten, Trygve S Deraas, Toralf Hasvold, OlavHelge Førde

Abstract

Referral rates of general practitioners (GPs) are an important determinant of secondary care utilization. The variation in these rates across GPs is considerable, and cannot be explained by patient morbidity alone. The main objective of this study was to assess the GPs' referral rate to secondary care in Norway, any associations between the referral decision and patient, GP, health care characteristics and who initiated the referring issue in the consultation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Norway 1 2%
Unknown 63 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 12%
Researcher 6 9%
Student > Postgraduate 6 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 8%
Other 16 25%
Unknown 11 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 45%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 9%
Unspecified 5 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 5%
Computer Science 3 5%
Other 7 11%
Unknown 12 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 July 2021.
All research outputs
#2,664,168
of 19,914,721 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,180
of 6,650 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,635
of 169,466 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#2
of 9 outputs
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