Designing Effective Clinic-to-Community Referral Systems

June 2013

Designing Effective Clinic-to-Community Referral Systems (PDF)

In June 2013, LIFT conducted a literature review of processes and tools that have been used to establish clinic-to-community referral systems, as well as on identifying previous or anticipated challenges in establishing and implementing referral systems. This technical brief summarizes the findings of this review and offers a summary of eight essential elements needed to optimize referral networks as well as recommendations for how LIFT can address common challenges in the context of the project’s objectives and working model.