referred care

referred care

Healthcare provided to a patient when referred by one healthcare professional to another with more specialised knowledge. Referred care can be secondary (e.g., provided by general surgeon, obstetrician) or tertiary (e.g., provided by a neurosurgeon or neuroradiologist).
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For the entire study group of 1,374 randomized patients, participation in the group eligible for referred care cut the primary endpoint by a relative 41%, compared with the controls, a statistically significant difference.