A private referral letter is a written document prepared by a healthcare professional, typically a general practitioner or specialist, to refer a patient to another healthcare provider or specialist for further evaluation, treatment, or consultation. It includes relevant medical information, the reason for referral, and any pertinent details to facilitate the transfer of care and provide context for the receiving healthcare professional.


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