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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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”.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

fol·low-up

, followup (fol'ō-ŭp)
Noun or adjective meaning the act of providing continuing or further attention to something.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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