Medical specialty referrals from a student health service


Journal Article

During a 10-week period, 51 referrals resulted from 3171 visits to the Student Health Service, a referral rate of 1.6%. Specialties receiving the most frequent referrals were orthopedics (31%), ophthalmology (16%), general surgery (10%), and gynecology (10%). Data from this study suggest that specialty referrals occur infrequently in the Student Health Service. It would appear that this low referral rate, along with a relatively small student population, would not justify provision of in-house specialty consultation in the Student Health Service. © 1983 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hansen, JP; Brown, SE; Sullivan, RJ; Muhlbaier, LH

Published Date

  • January 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 200 - 202

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0744-8481

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07448481.1983.9939557

Citation Source

  • Scopus