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Appropriateness of outpatient follow-up for patients with cardiac disease in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.\ud

By T. Scanlon

Abstract

The aim of this study was to identify and describe the outpatients with a cardiac problem in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham whose follow-up may be inappropriate.\ud Four cardiology and two medical outpatient clinics were selected. The study design was a cross sectional case note survey. The study sample comprised 184 outpatients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria and attended during the\ud week beginning July 3rd 1995.\ud The main outcome measures were; duration of follow-up, cardiac diagnoses, eo-morbidity, grade of attending staff, discharge rates, reason for attendance, reason for further follow-up.\u

Topics: RT, RA0421
Publisher: South East Institute of Public Health
Year: 1996
OAI identifier: oai:kar.kent.ac.uk:24833

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