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The Accuracy, Quality and Timing of Referrals to the Ophthalmology Division at the University Hospital of the West Indies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.063
Synopsis: 
This study determined accuracy, quality and timing for ophthalmic referrals to the University Hospital of the West Indies. Ophthalmologist referrals were 89% accurate and general practitioners were 29% accurate. Only 20% of referrals contained all essential information for proper assessment.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the accuracy, quality and timing of ophthalmic referrals.

Design: This was a prospective study. The data was collected using a pro forma. All patients gave voluntary written consent.

Setting: The Ophthalmology Division at the University Hospital of the West Indies

Accepted: 
09 May, 2018
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e-Published: 08 Mar, 2019

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices, Perceptions and Expectations of Clients Attending a Primary Care Based Tobacco Cessation Clinic in Trinidad

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.415
Pages: 
86–100
Synopsis: 
Among clinic attendees the most popular perceived methods for promoting tobacco cessation were joining a Tobacco Cessation clinic (n=23), followed by Quitting on your own (n=13) and seeing a Physician (n=8). Willpower (n=11) was cited as the most common method that assisted in smoking cessation.

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Accepted: 
11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 02 Nov, 2015

Are Primary Care Physicians Equipped to Help Persons with Depression? An Exploration of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in Kingston, Jamaica

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.189
Synopsis: 
This paper explores the knowledge, attitudes and practices of primary care physicians from Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica. The findings are suggestive of some scope for further training and sensitization of these physicians with regard to depression. 

ABSTRACT

Objective: To explore the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of primary care physicians with regard to depression, as well as the association of personal and professional factors with these parameters. 

Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 30 Jun, 2016

Disclaimer

Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

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