NURSING DIRECTOR MS. JIN JIANGFEN (MIDDLE) AND THE NURSING TEAM
Eight Group Standards of Hospital Quality and Safety Management released by Chinese Hospital Association earlier this year has officially come into effect on Oct. 1. Among them, the national standard for follow-up was set and authored by SAHZU Nursing Department.
Follow-up in this national standard specifically refers to medical follow-up. It is a method for hospitals to observe treatment outcome or change of condition on discharged patients, or to monitor their rehabilitation. Hospitals would stay in touch with discharged patients by phone calls or other preferred means of communication, or arrange routine re-examination for them according to their needs.
To address the problems identified in the current follow-up services, SAHZU Nursing Department has asked for public advices and submitted the draft for peer review. After revised for 40 times in 18 months, the national standard for follow-up finally came into being. This standard can be used to regulate and evaluate the quality and safety of follow-up services delivered to discharged patients by medical workers and managers.