A guide for ensuring good referral outcomes for your patients


Referring to other medical specialists

Referring to other medical specialists
The RACGP has developed Referring to other medical specialists: A guide for ensuring good referral outcomes for your patients to support GPs when referring to other medical specialists.

This resource provides guidance on how to choose a specialist, inform patients of cost, the MBS rules for referrals, the content of referrals, the use of secure electronic communication and expectations when referring to other medical specialists.

The guide also provides examples of how to communicate the purpose or intent of a referral to another medical specialist, including outlines of the different types of referrals used in general practice and how these should be structured.

Provided under licence

This resource is provided under licence by the RACGP. Full terms are available on the licence terms page.
In summary, you must not edit or adapt it or use it for any   commercial purposes.
You must also acknowledge the RACGP as the owner.


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 Referring to other medical specialists (PDF 538 KB)