tertiary referral

tertiary referral

The referral of a patient by an NHS consultant in one trust—usually a district general hospital—which provides secondary care to a colleague in another trust outside of the local care contract, for the evaluation or provision of highly specialised tertiary services.

For example, a tertiary referral would occur when an orthopaedic surgeon refers a patient who already had a hip replaced for a second replacement on the same side, as such is always a more complicated procedure due to various factors—e.g., due to advancing osteoporosis and reduction in supporting tissue.
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[15] In this study, 11 were direct admissions, and all others were referred from various set ups (to ours, which is a teaching hospital & a tertiary referral centre).
The infants were delivered at nine tertiary referral hospitals across Taiwan during the period 1996 to 2008.
To evaluate the experience of, and services to, patients from rural and regional Australia, referred to a large urban tertiary referral hospital for allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation and to compare their quality of life with similar populations.
The current cohort was treated from January 2004 to December 2008 in a tertiary referral center.
The tertiary referral center is 8 hours from our hospital on a winding hill road.
Instead, after a lifetime of paying his taxes and contributing to his community, Nelson has spent an uncomfortable time being passed from pillar to post in a failing public health system, which now cannot even offer him prompt diagnosis and referral because the facilities in our flagship tertiary referral hospital do not allow it.
Evaluation of resistant hypertension at tertiary referral centers shows that treatment resistance is often related to a lack or underuse of diuretic therapy, so blood pressure can often be improved simply by increasing doses of diuretics or by changing to a more potent diuretic.
Anthony is a busy urban tertiary referral center with just under 3,000 trauma admissions per year.
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is a 600 bed adult tertiary referral centre.
Patients were recruited from outpatient clinics and through media advertisements and thus did not make up a tertiary referral population.
Making a delayed diagnosis by means of unnecessary and expensive investigations at tertiary referral centres can then be avoided.

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