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3/1/2019 at 2:54:43 PM GMT
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Referral Information?

Good Morning All,

Are any jurisdictions getting referral information within their syndromic feeds for visits taking place at ED/UC? If not a standardized field, are you seeing any information that would suggest if a referral has taken place in a different field? Perhaps triage notes?



3/5/2019 at 6:37:12 AM GMT
Posts: 89
We don't get this info in a standardized field or systematically, but I have seen notes such as "Clinic to ED" in text fields (e.g., Chief complaint). I am assuming these are indicating referrals.

3/8/2019 at 8:14:00 PM GMT
Hi Sam, In Alabama, we are seeing " doctor referral " in the chief complaint from the ED data, with sometimes a little more detail showing up in the chief complaint combo field such as the name of the clinic or physician they were referred from. However, nothing is standardized.


3/14/2019 at 8:20:47 PM GMT
Posts: 13
I definitely see referral to the ED (PCP said to go to ED, usually) sometimes in the free text fields, but I don't think I've ever seen a referral out of the ED. Not sure where that info would appear since it's an outcomes thing.

3/14/2019 at 8:28:36 PM GMT
Posts: 89
i would think sending someone *out* of the ED would be reflected in disposition...

3/19/2019 at 3:54:45 PM GMT
Posts: 7
Thanks All!

We see the referral *to* ED in chief complaints and triage notes, but we were curious about getting referrals from the ED to an outpatient/rehab clinic etc. Disposition is a good thought. I'll have to look and see if we're systematically getting any values that would align with that sort of referral.

Last edited Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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