Referral Status

Communicare defines the following statuses for a referral.
  • Recall (awaiting referral). The patient has not actually been referred yet. This status is used to indicate those patients that you wish to refer when the service becomes available. In a remote community, for example, children that need to see the ear specialist may have a recall for a referral added until the specialist's next visit.
  • Referred (referred and waiting for a response). The patient has been referred, that is the referral letter (or similar) has been sent. An appointment may or may not have been made, but the treatment has not been performed.
  • Complete. The patient has been treated by the specialist.