You should have an appointment with a primary care provider within 2 weeks of returning home, plus a follow-up appointment with the hospital’s orthopaedic service within 12 weeks of your surgery.
Contact your patient’s primary care provider before the patient is discharged from hospital to schedule an appointment within 2 weeks to coordinate transfer of accountability. At discharge, a summary of the patient’s hospital stay should be sent to the primary care provider.
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Ensure that systems, processes, and resources are in place to allow all postoperative hip fracture patients to access a follow-up appointment with a primary care provider within 2 weeks of discharge and to access a follow-up appointment with the orthopaedic service within 12 weeks of surgery.