referral type

referral type

A UK term of art which defines the reason for the patient’s referral—e.g., for consultation, consultation and management, or follow-up/return outpatient.
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Reduced labor costs and improved service levels: Since many of the referrals are automated, fewer MCO staff members are required to handle referral type calls.
The first step is to decide what types of referrals to automate and what parameters or "rules" to apply to each referral type.