A classification which is used to identify the source of referral of each PROFESSIONAL STAFF GROUP EPISODE.
|a.||Hospital clinical specialty (if the referral is by a hospital consultant or junior staff)|
|c.||Other medical referral eg a clinical medical officer|
|d.||Self-referral or referral by a parent or relation of the patient|
|e.||Referral from PROFESSIONAL STAFF GROUP staff of another HEALTH CARE PROVIDER|
|g.||Local authority social services|
|i.||Community nursing service|
|k.||Primary care, other than the above|
Note: Where the referral comes from the private sector it should be recorded under 'a', even if it is from one of those listed above.
This attribute is also known by these names:
|plural||SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR PROF STAFF GROUPS|