Follow-up appointments could be arranged for a number of reasons. Appointments are anticipated to be shorter in duration than the first PROMPPT assessment (no longer than 15 minutes).
We think the most likely reasons to see a patient again will be to:
There may be other reasons and this will be important for the research team to find out.
Not all patients you will follow-up will have an existing plan to reduce or make changes to the medicines they regularly take for pain. For those patients, a follow-up appointment is an opportunity to review the following:
Further follow-up appointments can then be arranged as you and the patient feel necessary and appropriate.