• 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Read
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • issues
  • 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)
  • 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)