Regular GP visits lower chance of death after MI

Risk of emergency readmission is also significantly less for patients who follow up

Visiting a GP regularly lowers a patient’s risk of dying or a return visit to hospital after an MI, researchers say.

People who follow up with a GP after an emergency hospital admission for coronary heart disease are half as likely to be readmitted than those who don't see a doctor afterwards, an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report has found.