referral


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a person whose case has been referred to a specialist or professional group

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a recommendation to consult the (professional) person or group to whom one has been referred

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the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency)

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Although research shows that 83 percent of customers would be comfortable providing a referral for a business service or product they like, only 29 percent actually do, largely because those customers are never asked for a referral.
Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and home healthcare agencies receive most of their referrals from healthcare entities, whereas assisted living facilities (ALFs) receive a significant percentage of inquiries from professional referral sources, both in healthcare and others areas, such as elder law attorneys and geriatric care managers.
The Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics spent more than a year studying the findings and recommendations of the Special Committee on Lawyer Referral Services.
One such trend that emerged as a clear winner was Automation, with a whopping 75% of the participating organizations reporting to have recently adopted an automated or at least a semi-automated process to manage their referral program.
Maintaining and expanding a referral network is one of the most important business development activities for attorneys.
Both the primary care providers and the specialists quickly saw the value in using an established set of guidelines to facilitate the referral process.
I've never heard someone respond to a request for a referral by saying, "I know just the company that can help, but I won't tell you because they aren't paying me.
Asking for a referral is not a risk (as some authors promote) where you risk a relationship or a friendship.
The pilot scheme, part of the Informing Healthcare project to improve IT in the NHS, has been credited with helping to reduce referral times by a few days.
4) It is essential to adhere to guidelines for good medical practice during the referral process, as incomplete assessments and poor quality of referral could have detrimental consequences for both the person referring the patient as well as for the practitioner receiving the patient.
The best referral sources are people who are in regular contact with persons needing appraisals.
Patient Placement Systems' Web-based Referral Management System enables nursing homes, home health agencies, hospices, rehab facilities, and other extended care organizations to more efficiently track and manage all inbound patient referrals and their associated medical documents, automating the entire process.