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Assessing the referral rate of Family Medicine Program from the first level to the second level using funnel plot in Markazi province (Iran) in 2011
Arak Medical University Journal (AMUJ)
Funnel plot is a graphical tool for investigating publication bias in meta-analysis studies. The aim of this study is to introduce another application of funnel plot that is monitoring one of the Iranian family performance indices and determining the position of each health center of Markazi province in terms of patient referral rates by general practitioners to specialists and to compare it with bar and caterpillar plots. Materials and Methods: In order to draw the funnel plot, the averagefatcat:5k5fzvy34betvnft2cr2f2525m