Effect of Telephone Followups on Post Vasectomy Office Visits
Vasectomies are considered minor outpatient procedures. Yet, many patients return to their urologist's office for rechecks because of complications or the need for reassurance of normal healing sequela. This study suggests that use of a tool for telephone followup can increase patient satisfaction and benefit urologic practice by curtailing the incidence of needless followup visits.
Emerson C, Gibbs L, Harper S, Woodruff C. Effect of telephone followups on post vasectomy office visits. Urologic Nursing. April 2000;20(2):125.