• 1995
  • Including Finland who implemented the e-referral in 1990, Denmark in 1995, Norway in 1996, Netherlands in 2001, New Zealand in 2007. (wikipedia.org)
  • practice
  • I accept the point that banning (and perhaps regulation of) referral fees can be avoided in practice by a number of techniques and that, as legal service markets develop in sophistication and complexity, there will be significant difficulties posed by singling out referral fees as a commercial relationship deserving unique attention. (wordpress.com)
  • The Referral Guidelines are based on best practice and are informed by available evidence, expert opinion and current circumstances in New Zealand. (docplayer.net)
  • Benefits can also be seen beyond the patient level, e-referrals can improve practice productivity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Center
  • To inquire about self-referrals or selecting a UC Davis doctor, call the Consumer Resource Center at 1-800-2-UC DAVIS (1-800-282-3284) . (ucdavis.edu)
  • Call the Physician Referral Center at 1-800-4-UCDAVIS and choose option #2 , Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ucdavis.edu)
  • If the decision is made to refer the patient to Stanford for an in-person consultation, the child will be seen at the Children's Heart Center at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford . (stanford.edu)
  • acknowledge
  • However, what the points made do not acknowledge is the possibility that referral fees, in squeezing down on the profitability of work for solicitors (or other legal service providers), may increase the incentive towards lower quality referred to in the second paragraph. (wordpress.com)
  • provides
  • Established in November 1997 as a small animal oncology consultancy, the company provides a referral veterinary oncology service operating out of the Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre. (dmoztools.net)
  • include
  • Additional roles include establishing and maintaining positive relationships, making referrals to other agencies, providing follow-ups, fostering a non-judgmental social environment, and taking an active interest in the welfare of the client and community. (wikipedia.org)
  • locate
  • With that in mind, and recognising that we should locate referral fees in a wider context, I would like to see a stronger and more direct focus on quality in any regulatory regime for referral fees and make some suggestions in that regard towards the end of this response. (wordpress.com)
  • improve
  • improve the consistency of consultation, transfer and transport processes 3. (docplayer.net)
  • The e-referral project was put in place to allow for a more cost-effective way of treating a bigger number of patients, increase productivity and to improve access to healthcare. (wikipedia.org)
  • service
  • I also recognise that the regulatory issues posed by referral fees are both difficult and emblematic of central tensions likely to be tested further by competition and innovation in delivery and ownership of legal service entities. (wordpress.com)
  • This TeleMed project aimed to expand the electronic communication between health service parties, and e-referrals were a part of this. (wikipedia.org)
  • quality
  • Equally, however, I would emphasise the real risk that referral fees can lead to detriment in terms of quality. (wordpress.com)
  • If referral fees are to be regulated, that regulation might sensibly concentrate on incentivising quality rather than (say) disclosure to clients. (wordpress.com)
  • In any event my own client satisfaction work (with Sherr and Paterson and also for BIS more recently on tribunal claims) suggests that clients who are referred regard that referral as a recommendation and are more likely - as a result - to perceive the quality of the work as being higher (i.e. the likelihood is that the referral itself has some impact on perceptions of quality). (wordpress.com)
  • relationships
  • The position was the Aboriginal Liaison officer responsible for referral and consultation which included building relationships between the local First Nations and governments and industry as well as dealing with native issues pertaining to forestry practices. (wikipedia.org)
  • system
  • The e-referral initiative has been acknowledged globally, with many countries having successfully adopted the system. (wikipedia.org)
  • EDI - Electronic Data Interchange ** ELIN - Electronic Information Exchange Finland was the first country to implement an e-referral system, introduced in the capital city of Helsinki in 1990. (wikipedia.org)
  • Denmark was the second country to introduce an electronic referral system. (wikipedia.org)
  • documents
  • I have read the Board's consultation paper and associated documents, including those from the Consumer Panel and the associated research from Vanilla and Charles River Associates (CRA) with interest. (wordpress.com)
  • lead
  • Claims that referral fees lead to speedier conveyances, lower fees and fewer complaints are wholly or mainly based on a small survey of Estate Agents conducted by an intermediary on behalf of CRA. (wordpress.com)
  • benefits
  • Similarly, referral fees may sometimes bring benefits to consumers by encouraging efficiency and price reduction and that inhibiting them may stifle some of the innovations in delivery and intermediation developing at the moment. (wordpress.com)