Too many heart patients discharged without follow-up care

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 09 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1346
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

Too many patients who are treated in hospital for heart disease are being discharged without appropriate advice on how they can improve their health and with little follow-up care, show results of a patient survey done by the NHS inspection body, the Healthcare Commission.

Responses to a postal questionnaire completed by almost 4000 patients who had been hospitalised with coronary heart disease show that nearly half of the people who had …

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