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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

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.
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fol·low-up

, followup (fol'ō-ŭp)
Noun or adjective meaning the act of providing continuing or further attention to something.
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First, of the 437 patients, 169 patients (38.7%) were not included because of insufficient US follow-ups. Further, only patients who underwent lobectomy because of PTMC were included; thus, a selection bias was possible.
That, alone, can stimulate follow-ups. "What I see is a singular lack of curiosity on part of the young folks," Simpson said.
Worse, the evaluators lost track of more than 50 percent of the kids before the follow-ups were completed.
And a General Accounting Office report reveals that because of "resource constraints," fewer than 5 percent of OSHA's 1991 inspections were follow-ups to check on whether existing problems had been resolved.
Sales and service follow-ups, arising from the campaign itself, can be allocated to users of the CRM.
Johns Hopkins University, where Sandler conducted her radium-therapy study, has just begun a follow-up of the population she investigated.
"Prospective follow-up suggests that alcoholic heredity affects whether someone develops alcoholism and a chaotic family life affects when someone develops alcoholism," Vaillant asserts.
The former group also experienced more severe depression over a one-year follow-up, regardless of past alcohol abuse or anxiety disorders.
The longest follow-up study to date comparing the effectiveness of two common approaches to marital therapy has yielded "quite unexpected" results, according to psychologist Douglas K.
During the four-year follow-up, saysGoldberg, over half of them were rehospitalized at least once.
Only 40 percent of the subjects reported full-time employment in the previous year, but this may have been due primarily to their age, which averaged 61 years at follow-up, points out Harding.
The initiative will help entrench the culture of medical visits and follow-ups among women after childbirth, to check on the health of the mother and child and to conduct necessary tests.