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Table 5 The information required during referrals to triage surgical patients as discussed in selected studies

From: The effectiveness of different patient referral systems to shorten waiting times for elective surgeries: systematic review

Requirements of the referral information to triage patients Selected studies
Damani et al., [38] Gabbay et al., [39] Coyle et al., [40] Do et al., [42] Logvinov et al., [41] Diamant et al., [43]
1. Include relevant clinical details
2. Identify potential surgical candidate
3. Identify potential patients who need longer pre-op optimisation     
4. Patients preferences for the scheduling time   
5. Patient reported health conditions       
6. Patient preference to change the surgeon