Doctor of Nursing Practice
Anna Goddard, Ph.D.
Jill Zabit, APRN
Background: In the United States, more than a third of patients receive specialty referrals per year, constituting more than half of outpatient visits. Patients require efficient, immediate referrals for specialty-based treatment plans and the prevention of worsening conditions.
Purpose: This evidence-based practice improvement project aimed to improve the specialty-provider referral system for a community-based outpatient primary care clinic.
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Gaznabie, K. (2022). Improving specialist referrals in outpatient primary care: An evidence-based practice quality improvement project. [Unpublished DNO project]. Sacred Heart University.
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