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The Practice of Medical Referral: Ethical Concerns
American Journal of Public Health Research
Medical referral is the act of sending a patient by one professional care giver to another, who may be a specialist and therefore be more knowledgeable in the diagnosing and further management of the patient. Most cases of referral of patients is therefore for proper diagnosis, adequate investigations and their proper treatment by the receiving specialists. It is mostly assumed and believed that patients depend on the medical information available to their health care providers. Therefore, thedoi:10.12691/ajphr-3-1-5 fatcat:sbspdzpyfjeuzcrexy5ezh3w64