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follow-up

 [fol´o up]
some further action taken after a procedure is finished, such as contact by a health care agency days or weeks after a patient has undergone treatment.
telephone f.-u. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing results of testing or evaluating patient's response and determining potential for problems as a result of previous treatment, examination, or testing, over the telephone.

follow-up

1 an act of renewing contact with sources of information and reviewing data needed to reinforce or evaluate a previous action or report, such as reexamination of an earlier diagnosis or prognosis.
2 some further action taken after a procedure is finished, such as contact by a health care agency days or weeks after a patient has undergone treatment.

follow-up

adjective Referring to post-hospitalisation or post-therapeutic surveillance intended to identify problems and/or ensure a return to health.
 
noun The constellation of future activities—e.g., return visits, imaging modalities etc.—by a patient after hospitalisation or therapy.
 
verb Follow up: to ensure that a follow-up has occurred, often expressed “to follow patient Smith up”.

follow-up

noun The constellation of future activities–eg return visits, imaging modalities etc, by a Pt after hospitalization or therapy, intended to help in return to a desired state of health verb To ensure that a follow-up has occurred. See Passive followup.

fol·low-up

, followup (fol'ō-ŭp)
Noun or adjective meaning the act of providing continuing or further attention to something.
See also: follow up

fol·low-up

, followup (fol'ō-ŭp)
Noun or adjective meaning the act of providing continuing or further attention to something.

follow-up,

n the process of monitoring the progress of a patient after a period of active treatment.

follow-up

subsequent.

follow-up plan
plan of action subsequent to the initial procedure, e.g. course of therapy, surgical procedure preventive program.
follow-up studies
ascertaining what happened to a particular patient or group after a significant lapse of time.
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