Balance in long term follow up between secondary and primary care is necessary

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7102.255b (Published 26 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:255
  1. P J Watkins, Consultant physiciana
  1. a King's Diabetes Centre, King's College Hospital, London SE5 9RS

    Editor—Alan Rodger described the considerable gains to patients with breast cancer who are followed up in specialist hospital clinics.1 He observed the educational importance to himself and his juniors of acquiring experience especially in identifying long term morbidity, which led to developments in treatment.

    The debate about the long term follow up of diabetic patients has a similar ring to it. …

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