New referral criteria for Victorian specialist clinics
The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services introduced statewide specialist clinic referral criteria for select conditions in the following specialties: ENT, Vascular, Urology (from November 2019), and Gynaecology, Gastroenterology and Neurology (from February 2020).
Referrals that do not meet the statewide referral criteria are expected to be declined by all Victorian public hospitals.
Watch this video to learn more about what it is and why it is being implemented:
The State-wide Referral Criteria are inserted into the below local referral pathways.
- Urgent or Routine ENT, Head, and Neck Surgery Referral
- Immediate ENT, Head, and Neck Surgery Referral
Click here to visit the statewide specialist referral criteria for specialist clinics website.
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