Case study and how-to guide: telephone clinics in follow-up of renal transplant recipients
Web page from The Campaign for Greener Healthcare added 25 January 2010. Published on 19 January 2010 0 comments
Primary Topic: Renal
Secondary Topics: Travel and Transport
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Document Type: Measurement Tools & Data set
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- Renal units have traditionally used outpatient clinics to provide routine follow up to their transplanted patients, although the care required is often very simple and the patients typically feel well. The renal unit at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire has been successfully running a twice-monthly telephone clinic to provide follow up to these patients since 2006. Patients are offered the choice to remain in the traditional follow up system or switch to quarterly telephone clinic follow up, with just one annual traditional (‘face-to-face’) outpatient appointment at their local renal clinic. Green Nephrology programme 2009-10.