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Making aftercare more than an afterthought: patient follow-up after emergency department discharge in Ontario


Is inadequate follow-up after emergency department (ED) visits a common problem? In this article, the author outlines the results of studies that examined patients discharged from the ED who required aftercare. Whether or not these patients received the follow-up care and the effect this had on their risks for further complications are discussed.



Schull MJ. Healthc Q. 2014; 17(2):11-3. Epub 2014 Apr 1.

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