Referring wisely aims to promote streamlined referral processes within general internal medicine and the medical specialties. In seeking to better define referral patterns, the RCP invited all medical specialties to contribute via their joint specialty committee.
We asked all medical specialties to provide two lists:
The lists in Referring wisely highlight that many referrals are made to specialist physicians which specialists consider should be in the domain of all physicians. Potential reasons might include:
The lists are not intended to be used didactically but should provide a useful resource to generate conversation about referral patterns, leading to more uniform practice where possible.
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