In my former ED, we'd always give our patients discharge instructions, copies of any lab results, copies of radiology results, and copies of EKGs if applicable. We always instructed patients to take those labs/rad reports/EKGs to their docs when they follow up. In my new ED, we don't give them any results to take with them, which I think is completely silly. I was told that they are "part of the medical record," but I disagree. They are no more part of the medical record than the discharge instructions we hand them, a copy of which stays with the chart. Does this seem strange to anyone else?
So what do your patients get at discharge?