outpatient referral

outpatient referral

A term defined by the NHS as a referral which occurs when a patient is referred to specialist outpatient services, usually by means of a standard outpatient referral letter.

Source of outpatient referral
Patient’s GP, A&E doctor, a dental practitioner, a community dental officer, another consultant in a different specialty, a consultant in the same specialty referring on medical grounds, a consultant referring the patient to him- or herself in a different specialty, a consultant referring the patient to a joint specialty clinic, self-referral by the patient.
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Professor Jane Grimson warned a more focused system of outpatient referral is badly needed.
We are also down to a maximum wait of 17 weeks for any GP or outpatient referral and all our waiting times continue to reduce.
The hospital's new regional program serving all of Northern California provides free assessment, and outpatient referral to community-based counseling and support services.
Registration and Outpatient Referral Management will be available in July.
The adult orthotics service received in financial year 2014/2015, 569 new outpatient referrals and conducted 2 056 follow up.
In one hospital system that Gallup studied, for example, fully engaged and engaged physicians gave the hospital an average of 3% more outpatient referrals and 51% more inpatient referrals than physicians who were not engaged or who were actively disengaged.
Determinants and impact of generalist-specialist communication about pediatric outpatient referrals.
According to documents filed in the lawsuit, V&S made thousands of inpatient and outpatient referrals to the hospital during the relevant time period, resulting in several million dollars of Medicare payments.
Staff have coped with high numbers of emergency admissions, outpatient referrals and births.
Under the plans, all GP outpatient referrals in six specialties would go to a CATS centre, run by the private company Netcare.
The number of outpatient referrals has risen from 8,000 last year to 8,500 over this financial year.
Most incorporate clinical guidelines or protocols into the software to assure the use of consistent criteria to efficiently manage a variety of outpatient referrals and inpatient certification requirements.

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