Referral System

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Referral System

  1. 1. Referral System<br />http://crisbertcualteros.page.tl<br />
  2. 2. Referral System<br />Is an organizational structure for coordinating, linking, & transferring responsibility of care<br />May be done by:<br />a generalist to a specialist<br />a specialist to a specialist <br />one hospital to another<br />
  3. 3. Types of Referrals:<br />Interval Referral: the patient is referred for complete care for a limited period<br />Collateral Referral: the referring MD retains overall responsibility but refers patient for care of some specific problems<br />
  4. 4. 3. Cross Referral: the patient is referred to another MD, once accepted, the referring MD has no more responsibility in patient care<br />Transfer of service<br />4. Split Referral: the responsibility is divided between 2 or more MD’s<br />
  5. 5. Responsibilities of the Referring MD:<br />Informed consent: the purpose of the referral must be explained to the patient and agrees to it<br />Selection of consultant: consultant referred must be equipped with adequate knowledge & skills<br />Acceptance: necessary papers must be given to & accepted by the referred MD/hospital<br />
  6. 6. 4. Task performance: the task required by the referral must be accomplished by the consultant<br />5. The referring MD must continue to interact with the consultant unless patient is transferred to their service<br />6. Feedback: the MD referred to, must give a reply to the referring MD & must send back the patient to the referring MD<br />
  7. 7. Patient Referral Form include:<br />General data<br />Clinical abstract<br />Diagnostic procedures done<br />Assessment & reason for the referral<br />
  8. 8. Reply Form include:<br />Additional findings<br />Diagnostic work up done with the results<br />Final diagnosis<br />Plan of management<br />
  9. 9. Thank you!<br />

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