medico di accoglienza

15:15 Dec 19, 2010
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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Health Care / University paper on patient satisfaction in Oncology services
Italian term or phrase: medico di accoglienza
"L’accesso al Centro di Accoglienze e Servizi può avvenire su richiesta del proprio medico di medicina generale oppure di uno specialista territoriale o per invio da un reparto presso cui si è ricoverati. Presso il CAS la persona trova accoglienza e viene informata riguardo ai servizi disponibili. Il ***medico di accoglienza***, nel caso il percorso sia già chiaro e definito, invia il paziente al trattamento indicato; diversamente completa l’iter diagnostico, effettuando per conto della persona tutte le prenotazioni necessarie."
This sounds like "triage doctor" to me, but I would prefer confirmation/ better alternatives. "Reception" for "accoglienza" would sound wrong to me (like the person behind the front desk who answers the phone, or like a "reception centre" for immigrants), as would "welcome" (as the person is actually doctor who, presumably, is therefore carrying out some kind of initial clinical assessment).
TIA :).
Oliver Lawrence
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reception physician

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A reception physician shall perform a physical examination on each inmate within 7 days of the inmate's arrival at the reception center. ...

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After a concise illustration of both the organizational and operating aspects of the Emergency Room, with special regard to a few specific professions (first-aid physician, reception physician, physician on duty, etc.), and the complex regulations in the matter, the Authors debate the main medical-legal aspects of the services rendered by the Emergency Room.

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receiving physician

Explanation: probably the term you're looking for?

Referring a patient to another physician generally relieves the original physician of responsibility for the patient's care and reduces his or her liability. However, if the referral is not made correctly, the liability of the referring physician may increase. The referral must be acceptable to all three parties involved: the referring physician, the receiving physician, and the patient.

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