REFERRAL By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 Sending a subject to another physician or organization to allow for management of specific problems. Also refers to the subject being referred. REFERRAL: "The psychiatrist gave the patient a referral to a mental health facility." Related Psychology Terms CAPITATION KNOWLEDGE BASE RECOVERY, INC DEMING MANAGEMENT METHOD CAUSE-AND-EFFECT DIAGRAM RECEIVER OPEN-BOOK EXAM GERIATRICIAN REEDUCATION SCIENTIFIC METHOD Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "REFERRAL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/referral/ (accessed January 16, 2019).