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J Clin Outcomes Manage 
2003 May;10(5):257-262
The follow-up service: easing the transition from the inpatient to the outpatient setting
Pantilat SZ, Kerr K, Goldman L, Wachter RW

This article describes a service that allows inpatient physicians to schedule an outpatient visit for patients who require re-evaluation within 2 days of discharge but have no primary care physician or are otherwise at risk for a lapse in care. Physicians and patients reported being satisfied with the service and feeling more comfortable with discharge knowing a visit had been scheduled.

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