Follow-up visits scheduled for younger children who had been hospitalized for bronchiolitis offered reassurance for families, according to recently published study results in JAMA Pediatrics.

“Routine follow-up visits were frequently recommended following bronchiolitis hospitalization, and occurred in approximately two-thirds of patients,” Alan R. Schroeder, MD, of the pediatrics department at Stanford University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “While new visits were uncommonly provided, visits seemed to provide families with reassurance.

“Although generally considered standard practice, the value of routine post-discharge visits has not been rigorously evaluated.”