Most patients failing to see their GP post-discharge

Fewer than half of all hospital patients follow advice to see a GP within a fortnight of discharge, new Australian research suggests.

In NSW, it is current practice for hospitals to provide at-risk patients with a discharge letter recommending a follow-up consultation with a GP within seven days.

However, a study by the University of NSW shows that just 40% of patients admitted to hospitals in central and eastern Sydney had seen a GP within a