self-referral

noun
self-re·​fer·​ral | \ ˌself-ri-ˈfər-əl \
plural self-referrals

Definition of self-referral 

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

Other Words from self-referral

self-refer \ -​ri-​ˈfər \ transitive verb self-referred; self-referring

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