With the number of outpatient hospital appointments in England recently as high as 125 million per year and a huge elective care backlog following the Covid-19 pandemic, patient-initiated follow-up on outpatient appointments has been touted as a potential solution in appropriate cases. But can it free up much-needed capacity while maintaining quality of patient experience and outcomes? As the NHS begins to expand its use of the approach, the NIHR RSET research team has conducted a first review of the available evidence.
Nuffield Trust - Patient-initiated follow-up: will it free up capacity in outpatient care? (4 August 2022) https://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/research/patient-initiated-follow-up-will-it-free-up-capacity-in-outpatient-care?utm_source=Nuffield%2BTrust%2Bweekly%2Bnewsletter&utm_campaign=528eec1c63-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_19_04_06_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0
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