Don’t Forget Those Discharge Sheets!

February 10, 2010

To better coordinate follow-up care after patients have been in the emergency department or hospital, instruct staff to tell patients to bring their hospital discharge sheets with them to their appointment. Surprisingly, many patients don’t think to bring these sheets, which contain invaluable information, such as test results and new medication recommendations.

To better coordinate follow-up care after patients have been in the emergency department or hospital, instruct staff to tell patients to bring their hospital discharge sheets with them to their appointment. Surprisingly, many patients don’t think to bring these sheets, which contain invaluable information, such as test results and new medication recommendations.

-- Hien Nguyen, MD
         Fairfax, Va

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