Table 2 Information regarded by GDPs as essential or useful to include in their referral letters

From: Facilitators and barriers to improving the quality of referrals for potential oral cancer

  Essential (Group A) Essential (Group B) Useful (Group A) Useful (Group B)
Date 8 10 2  
GDP Name 10 10   
GDP Address 10 10   
GDP Phone No. 9 10 1  
Patient's Name 10 10   
Patient's Address 10 10   
Reason for Referral 10 10   
Patient's DOB 10 10   
Patient's Phone No. 9 8 1 2
Description of Lesion 7 7 3 3
More detailed description 5 7 5 3
Treatment details 8 9 2 1
Risk factors 4 6 6 3
  1. Dentists' responses (10 in each group)