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Rethinking outpatient services, Nuffield Trust

“This is the approach Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has taken in orthopaedics. Following the realisation that many follow-up appointments add little value to patients, an entrepreneurial consultant orthopaedic surgeon started to look for ways to reduce unnecessary follow-ups. Rethinking outpatient services 13 The department established a virtual clinic, whereby patients receive an email asking them to complete a patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) questionnaire. The questionnaire uses logic-based algorithms to quantify the patient’s recovery.”

Castle-Clarke S, Edwards N (2018) Rethinking outpatient services: Learning from an interactive workshop. Nuffield Trust

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