From 1 November 2022, Victorian public hospitals will begin to implement the revised suite of statewide referral criteria.
These provide guidance to referring clinicians about which patients will be seen in specialist clinics and what investigations are required to support triage.
A review, conducted by Clinical Review Panels, has been completed for the statewide referral criteria published between 2018 and 2020. This brings the full suite up to date with the latest advice and clinical guidelines. Several referral criteria now also include reference to ongoing symptoms post-COVID-19.
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