Patient Self Referral: A Guide for Therapists

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2006 - Medical - 124 pages
This exciting series is unique in providing advice on management, leadership and development for those in the Allied Health Professions (AHP). This practical and comprehensive guide contains all the information you need to set up a self referral service successfully, including answers to frequently asked questions, sample referral forms, a sample poster, datasets, guides for consistency, an anticipated referral calculator tool and a complete glossary of terms. "Over the last ten years we have lost count of the inquiries we've fielded from all over the United Kingdom and from many other countries worldwide. We've been contacted by a wide range of healthcare providers, clinical staff from a variety of professions; therapists, nurses and doctors, service managers, professional bodies and healthcare policy makers and the questions have been the same. This is a practical guide that should help to take you relatively stress-free through the very important key stages of preparation. It will provide useful hints and tips to assist you in your decision making and will ensure as successful and painless a transition as possible." - Lesley Holdsworth and Valerie Webster, in the Introduction.
 

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Contents

Background
3
Why consider patient selfreferral?
7
Legal and professional considerations
11
What do we mean by patient selfreferral?
19
Checklist
23
Useful websites
25
Further reading
27
Before you start
31
Measuring and demonstrating impact
73
Checklist
87
Further reading
89
Part IV
91
Final countdown to implementation
93
Publicising the launch of your service
95
The final countdown
97
Sample referral forms
99

Know your population
33
Know your service
35
What kind of patient selfreferral service is right for you?
37
The most frequently asked questions
45
Making critical friends
53
Checklist
57
Further reading
59
Part III
61
Preparing for implementation
63
Publicising the change in access to your service
67
Sample poster
101
National selfreferral dataset
103
Sharing effective physiotherapy practice SEPP dataset
105
Referral tool
107
Patient selfreferral anticipated referral rate calculator
109
Four abstracts
111
Glossary
115
Index
121
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