self-referral

noun self-re·fer·ral \ ˌself-ri-ˈfər-əl \
|Updated on: 21 Aug 2018

Definition of self-referral

plural self-referrals
1 : the act of referring oneself to a health-care provider (such as a physician)
  • self-referrals for obstetric care
2 : the referral of a patient to a specialized medical facility (such as a medical imaging center) in which the referring physician has a financial interest

First Known Use of self-referral

1939

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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self-referral

noun self-re·fer·ral \ -ri-ˈfər-əl \

medical Definition of self-referral

: the referral of a patient to a specialized medical facility (as a medical imaging center) in which the referring physician has a financial interest

self-refer

play \-ri-ˈfər\ transitive verb self-referred; self-referring

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