TITLE

Why patients miss primary care appointments: involving patients in research

AUTHOR(S)
Maggs, Christopher; Langley, Carole
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Primary Health Care;Mar2008, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how and why health personnel involved patients when developing a research proposal to understand why some patients miss appointments in primary care. A number of studies which have attempted to explain why this should be the case have pointed to characteristics such as gender, age and social deprivation as indicators of likelihood to miss an appointment. It has been claimed that missed appointments cost the National Health Service approximately 162 million pound yearly.
ACCESSION #
31404424

 

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