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Referral to hospital in Nepal: 4 years' experience in one rural district

Furber, A.S. (2002) Referral to hospital in Nepal: 4 years' experience in one rural district. Tropical Doctor, 32 (2). pp. 75-78. ISSN 0049-4755

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Formal referral systems have been proposed as a strategy to improve access to secondary care, yet their implementation can be problematic. This paper describes data from referrals in one rural district in Nepal over a four year period. Whilst the characteristics of those patients attending hospital after referral were similar to those described in other developing countries, the rate (1.0 per 1,000 population per year) is much lower, especially when compared to estimated need. Geographical and other barriers to access to secondary care in rural Nepal are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: This is an author produced version of an article published in Tropical Doctor (Royal Society of Medicine Press). This paper has been peer-reviewed but does not include the final publisher proof-corrections or journal pagination.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2005
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 13:10
Published Version: http://www.rsmpress.co.uk/td.htm
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/554

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