when we take ourselves off to a clinic or a practitioner without a referral from somebody else, like an employer, medical professional etc. Self-referral patients are often viewed as more motivated for treatment than others.

SELF-REFERRAL: "By using self-referral a person shows motivation to help themselves with a problem."
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