Understanding patients' choice at the point of referral

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What did we do in this project?

  • This project explored the factors which influence patients when making choices about which hospital to attend for treatment.
  • The project, a joint venture between The King's Fund, City Health Economics Centre of City University, and RAND Europe, was commissioned by the Department of Health in 2005 in response to the (then) new choice at the point of referral policy.
  • The research for the project was completed in 2005 and the final report, Understanding Patients' Choices at the Point of Referral, was published in 2006.

Project team

  • John Appleby
  • Peter Burge, RAND Europe
  • Nancy Devlin, City University