re-referral

re-referral

A UK term for the referral to a health professional in a specific specialty, of a patient who was previously referred to the same specialty for the same condition at the same location.
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Re-referral to the hospital eye service was made at this stage, with the patient reviewed within one month of referral.
Supervisor Colleen Yurtman admitted there were struggles with the department's increasing re-referral rate and said there were "lessons to be learned" from Laura's death.
As described earlier, the review included process steps in phases of care delivery such as at referral, intake, care transitions, discharge and re-referral and clinical steps in care such as routine care, complex care, self-management and functional health management supports, and community care and supports (12-15).
Sen Fraser adamantly disagrees with the content of the bill and had no intention of passing it, and he did not ask for a re-referral.
Data available from assessment forms included age, ethnicity, smoking behaviour, LSIL/HSIL diagnosis, combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) usage, parity, gravida, biopsy, treatment type, number of treatments, treatment type at each follow-up appointment, cancer, genital warts, re-referral, weight and height, and 'did not attend' (DNA) status.
Social care managers wanted to reduce the re-referral rate to 25 per cent, but a 30 per cent figure is described as "more realistic" in the cabinet report.
Unless these problems were tackled systematically, the rates of reoffending and re-referral among young people are unlikely to fall, the report found.
Collins remarked, "This bill would make it easier for our servicemembers to access immediate mental healthcare services by eliminating the re-referral process and the burdens associated with it.
The rate for re-referral to the HomeCare Program after discharge averages 15 percent.
Moreover, programme families were less likely to experience a re-referral to child welfare authorities after they were reunified.
This was followed by printed guidelines, expedited re-referral to specialists, and telephone or mail advice from the specialist.