Monday, June 5, 2023

Allergy launches a project to reduce referrals

The Allergology Service of Ciudad Real Hospital has launched a project to improve the coordination of allergists with primary care physicians. The initiative includes facilitating communication with family doctors to address doubts that will be resolved with a single call, sometimes avoiding referring the patient to a hospital.

It’s a pilot initiative that seeks to improve referrals between the hospital service and the health center, explained Jesús Borja, head of allergy at the hospital. The idea is that the family doctor can consult with the allergist in an agile way when the patient is in his office and resolve any doubts that may arise between requests for diagnostic tests and treatment or hospitalization. Potential referrals can arise in both.
“Primary physicians will be able to consult with us.” Thus there will be an email and a pager from the allergology service which provides a very rapid possibility of contact and which will be attended by an allergist who works in the day hospital. It provides quick consultation to the doctor. “This communication has always been scarce because they send the patient to us, we look at it, we issue reports and each is in its own field,” Borja explained. As an example, the chief of allergology recalled that a primary care physician might find himself with a patient for whom he would need to consult “something specific” but not know who to call or Whom to talk to, the only option is referral.

For a month now, the hospital has been approached by allergists who travel to health centers to meet with coordinators to offer them possibilities of improving contacts and referrals. “We have already started with health centers 1, 2 and 3 in Ciudad Real, and with Miguelturra, to expand to others such as Damiel, Almagro, Bolaños, Villarubia and Malagon by mid-June.” “We’re going to have meetings with all of these health centers so that we can coordinate better and get that comprehensive care that’s going to be of great benefit to the patient,” Borja said.

other services.

The head of allergy recalled that the service’s service portfolio includes allergy care not only for pollen, but also for a number of maladies such as severe asthma, for which there is a recognized unit, and food insensitivity (milk, egg, LTP) and cancer. Medicines used in the treatment of. “There are drugs that are essential to cancer treatment, and if it’s not through desensitization, patients who are allergic to them can’t get them,” Borja said.

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