hcq volume 18, issue 3, P11-13 2015 DOI: 10.12927/hcq.2015.24438 View full text
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Mark McPherson, Hani Abushomar, Sharon Gushue, Chelsea Taylor, Xi-Kuan Chen, Katerina Gapanenko

Abstract: The period immediately after discharge from hospital can potentially be high risk and a vulnerable transition point for patients. This analysis from the Canadian Institute for Health Information assessed adherence to best practices for patient follow-up in the community after hospitalization in Alberta and Saskatchewan. For three selected conditions-acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-the majority of patients (77-92%) saw a physician within a month of their disc…

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