follow-up outpatient

follow-up outpatient

A UK (Scottish) term of art for an outpatient so designated on his/her 2nd and subsequent attendances after an outpatient referral; or his/her 1st and subsequent attendances after an inpatient/day-case episode.
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Studies have identified inpatient facility practices related to higher rates of patients keeping follow-up outpatient appointments.
We calculated the rates for follow-up outpatient appointments held within 7 days of inpatient discharge for all facilities with at least 25 psychiatric admissions in 2004, and we selected the 10 with the highest rates and the 10 with the lowest.