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General Internal Medicine

Triage criteria and referral process for physicians

Triage category Examples
(not all inclusive)
Process Facilitators
Emergent
(patients who may require admission)
  • Oxygen
  • IV Therapy
  • Antibiotic, etc.
PHONE 902-473-2220 “Senior Internist of the day”  
Urgent
(patients who are clinically unstable)
  • Accelerated hypertension
  • Urgent pre-op assessments
  • Heart failure
Fax referral Referral note with any relevant history, lab data, discussion code status, etc.
Semi-Urgent
  • Acute inflammatory process
  • Routine surgical pre-ops
  • Poorly controlled diabetes
Fax referral Referral note with any relevant history, lab data, discussion code status, etc.
Non-Urgent
  • Cardiac risk reduction
  • Diagnostic dilemmas
  • Hypertension
  • Multiple system disease
  • Palpitations without syncope
Fax referral Referral note with any relevant history, lab data, discussion code status, etc.
Immunology Urgent /
Non-Urgent
  • Immunology
Call or send referral to
Phone: 902-425-3927
Fax: 902-425-3928
Referral note with any relevant history, lab data, discussion code status, etc.

 

Contact information

  General Internal Medicine
Fax 902-473-8430
Location 4th floor Dickson Building, VG Site
  Immunology
Phone 902-425-3927
Fax 902-425-3928
Location 5657 Spring Garden Road
   
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