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The Leading Factors Cardiologists Consider When Referring Patients to Hospitals

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Cardiologists consider several factors when referring their patients to hospitals, according to a survey of U.S. cardiologist members on the CardioSurve panel.

Sixty percent of survey participants responded that the reputation of hospital-based physicians and specialists practicing at the hospital drove their referral. Another 59 percent responded that the hospital's reputation was a driving force.

Patient-centered concerns were also prominent for the cardiologist when deciding upon a hospital for the referral. Fifty-nine percent of respondents cited convenience of the hospital for patient and family as the predominant influencer, while past experience of patients comprised another 54 percent.

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Source: September 2011 CardioSurve, n=157 

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