AskDefine | Define referral

Dictionary Definition

referral

Noun

1 a recommendation to consult the (professional) person referred to; "this patient is a referral from Dr. Bones"
2 the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency)

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. The act or process of transferring to another, of sending by reference, or referring.
    The insurance company insists I get a referral from my regular doctor, I can't just go to the specialist, a doctor has to refer me.

Translations

Extensive Definition

Refer can mean:
  • To refer a patient is to transfer their care from one clinician to another
  • Refer (software), the troff preprocessor for citations
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