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Referral Criteria for Specialist Outpatient Services

These referral criteria have been specifically developed for Medical Practitioners who are referring patients for specialist outpatient care at the Women's and Children's Health Network.

The referral criteria have been developed to ensure that patients are treated in order of relative priority and in a consistent manner throughout our outpatient services and should be used as a guide only.

 

The information provided within the referral criteria will assist in referral management from Medical Practitioners to hospital specialists. This process will facilitate the following improvements in referral management for WCHN:

  • reduce number of inappropriate referrals
  • provide specialist assessment and treatment more efficiently
  • reduce waiting time for outpatient based on clinical need

 

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

 

A

Abdominal Pain – Acute (General Surgical)

Abdominal Pain – Acute (Urology)

Abdominal Pain – Chronic

Abnormal Pupil Reaction and Size

Abnormal Red Reflex And Or White Pupil

Acute Eye Trauma

Acute Suppurative Otitis Media (ASOM)

Apnoea

Asthma (over 2 years)

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B

Balanitis (General Surgery)

Balanitis (Urology)

Behavioural Issues (under 6 years)

Behavioural Issues (Over 6 years)

Bilious Vomiting

Bow Legs

Burns

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C

Cervical Lymph Nodes

Chalazion Or Stye

Chronic Cough (>4 weeks’ duration)

Constipation

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D

Developmental Delay (under 6 years)

Developmental Disability (over 6 years)                       

Developmental Dysplasia Of The Hip (DDH)

Chronic Diarrhoea (more than 2 weeks duration)

Droopy Eye Lid – Ptosis

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E

Ear, Nose and Throat

Encopresis

Enuresis (bedwetting over 7 years)

Epigastric Hernia

Epistaxis - Recurrent

Eye Turns / Squints / Strabismus

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F

Failure to Thrive (under 5 years)

Flat Feet

Foreskin Adhesions / Smegma Cysts (General Surgical)

Foreskin Adhesions / Smegma Cysts (Urology)

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G

Suspected Gastro-oesophageal Reflux                          

General Surgery

Genitourinary Tract Haemorrhage Or Haematuria

Glue Ear

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H

Headaches

Hoarseness

Hydronephrosis

Hypospadias

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I

Suspected Immunodeficiency            

Infection - Bone

Infection – Joint

Infections

Ingested Caustic and Acid Substances

Ingrown Toenail

Inguinal Hernia – Indirect and Irreducible

In-Toeing

Intussusception

Iron Deficiency

Irritable Infant / Infant with Suspected Gastro-oesophageal Reflux

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J

K

Knocked Knees

 

L

Learning Difficulties / Developmental Disability (over 6 years)      

Limping Child

 

M

Macrocephaly, Microcephaly, Unusual Head Shape, or Fontanelle Size/Closure

Midline Neck Swelling

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N

Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction

Neck Mass

Neurology

Neurosurgery

Nose/Sinus

Nystagmus Or Wobbly Eye

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O

Obstetrics

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Ophthalmology

Orthopaedics and Spine

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Otitis Externa

Otitis Media with effusion (glue ear)

Out-Toeing

Overweight (BMI percentile over 85th percentile, or BMI over 30)

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P

Paraphimosis (General Surgical)

Paraphimosis (Urologyl)

Perforated Eardrum

Perthes Disease

Phimosis (General Surgical)

Phimosis (Urology)

Plastic Surgery - Referral Guidelines

Plastic Surgery - Clinical Priority Access

Pyloric Stenosis Or Vomiting

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Q

R

Recurrent infections

Red Eye Or Pink Eye

Renal And Ureteric Calculi

Rhinorrhoea

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S

Scrotal Pathology – Acute (General Surgical)

Scrotal Pathology – Acute (Urology)

Seizures

Sinus

Sinusitis

Sleep Apnoea

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Spine

Sticky and/or Watery Eyes

Swallowed Foreign Bodies

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T

Throat

Toe Walking

Tonsilitis - recurrent

Tumour - Bone And Soft Tissue

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U

Umbilical Granuloma

Umbilical Hernia

Underweight (over 5 years)

Undescended/Retractile Testes (General Sugical)

Undescended/Retractile Testes (Urology)

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Tract Infection – Recurrent

Urology

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V

Voiding Dysfunction

W

Wheezing (over 2 years)

X

Y

Z

 

 

last modified: 10 Mar 2017