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Michael J. Schull

President and CEO, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

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Why You Must See Your Doctor After a Trip to the ER

Studies have shown that inadequate follow-up care after emergency room visits is common, with up to 30 per cent of patients with chronic illnesses not seeing a doctor within 30 days after they've been sent home from the ER. Why? In part, it's because fewer than one in three primary care physicians in Canada report being notified when their patients visit an emergency department.
09/30/2014 09:07 EDT