Reasons for and Consequences of Missed Appointments in General Practice in the UK: Questionnaire Survey and Prospective Review of Medical Records

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Topic: Software
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Missed appointments are a common occurrence in primary care in the UK, yet little is known about the reasons for them, or the consequences of missing an appointment. This paper aims to determine the reasons for missed appointments and whether patients who miss an appointment subsequently consult their General Practitioner (GP). Secondary aims are to compare psychological morbidity, and the previous appointments with GPs between subjects and a comparison group. This study highlights a number of implications for future research.

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