: the act, action, or an instance of referring <gave the patient a referral to a specialist>
First Known Use of REFERRAL
re·fer·ral noun \ri-ˈfər-əl\ (Medical Dictionary)
: the process of directing or redirecting (as a medical case or a patient) to an appropriate specialist or agency for definitive treatment
: an individual that is referred
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