Acute Med. 2021;20(4):261-265. doi: 10.52964/AMJA.0875.
A seven day safety net telephone service was developed in an acute medical unit at a university hospital in London. The service attempts to provide all patients discharged from acute medicine with patient activated access to a member of the acute medical team. This allows patients to flag deterioration triggering further review in the ambulatory clinic or to ask for advice on symptoms or medication. Here we evaluate the first sixteen months of the service and report on its benefits and limitations.
PMID:35072382 | DOI:10.52964/AMJA.0875