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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In the study, patients aged 20-64 years with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder were recruited from several outpatient referral centers.
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.
POPULATION STUDIED The investigators of this study recruited 120 subjects from an outpatient referral center.
The hospital's new regional program serving all of Northern California provides free assessment, and outpatient referral to community-based counseling and support services.
general practices' outpatient referral rates and rates of
He created the mindfulness-based stress reduction clinic there 20 years ago as an outpatient referral service in the department of medicine.
Registration and Outpatient Referral Management will be available in July.
Relation between general practices' outpatient referral rates and rates of elective admission to hospital.
The successful provider will triage and clinically assess all new glaucoma outpatient referrals, Undertake clinically appropriate diagnostics and treatment (excluding surgical interventions) and then onward refer or discharge as appropriate.
Comparison of the handling of neurological outpatient referrals by general physicians and a neurologist.

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