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Several issues need to be considered before all patients are followed up by telephone

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 05 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1595
  1. Wai-Ching Leung, Senior registrar in public health medicine (
  1. Sunderland Health Authority, Sunderland SR3 4AF

    EDITOR—Pal found that telephone follow up of outpatients can be effective for patients,1 but several issues need to be considered before his results can be generalised.

    Firstly, a detailed clinical assessment and investigations …

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