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The withered “Medical Referral Ethics” in Myanmar and Malaysia?

October 7, 2010
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I realized that in Burma and Malaysia, only a few specialists are replying to our referral letters given to them. I have noticed this as an awkward but not quite wrong Medical Referral Ethics due to special situation here.

But it may be quite strange for a doctor in UK, if I told them that in my 35 years of GP experience, I have never received any reply letter, indicating of sending back the pt with the follow up plan or instructions.

  1. May be I have worked in Myanmar and Malaysia only and this two countries’ Medical Systems and code of practices are different from UK.
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  3. Or maybe the consultants here misunderstood our referrals as totally transferring the patients to them.
  4. Or maybe they doubted that GPs are incompetent, would not even read their letters if they instruct us with Follow Up plans.
  5. Or maybe they are not sure that GPs have the ability, skills or will to strictly follow up with their instructions for the continuous welfare of the pts
  6. Or maybe they are selfish and wish to snatch our pts for good.

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