A written request to a specialist outpatient service for either investigation and/or diagnosis, advice on or provision of treatment/management, and/or reassurance and second opinion for the patient.
Specialist outpatient services (hospital non-admitted patient care). This definition is not intended to apply to community based services.
Implementation in Metadata Sets
Policy Framework for the Management of Specialist Outpatient Services in Queensland Public Hospitals (January 2005).
Non-admitted patient; Outpatient clinic; Referral