Patient Initiated Follow-up: how it works and why it matters?
In this blog post we go deep on how to apply Patient Initiated Follow-up (PIFU) as a strategy to empower patients to detect red flags and help providers to identify early signs of decompensation, reducing unnecessary appointments and preventable hospitalizations.
“Under current practice, the timing of follow-up care is not necessarily decided by a change in a patient’s condition, or when a patient requires or wants extra support. Conversely, when a patient’s symptoms or circumstances do change, they may experience long waits for an appointment as capacity has been devoted to routine follow-up.” 12
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