ED patients missing out on GP follow-up

More than half of patients discharged from emergency departments do not seek follow-up care from a GP despite being told to do so, a NSW study suggests.

The findings are based on a survey of 217 patients who had been admitted into the ED at St George Hospital in Sydney and told by their treating doctor they needed to see their GP.

Examples included the need for formal test report reviews, unclear diagnoses, referrals to see another