Anxiety levels, patient satisfaction and failed appointment rate in anxious patients referred by general practitioners to a dental hospital unit

@article{Griffiths1998AnxietyLP,
  title={Anxiety levels, patient satisfaction and failed appointment rate in anxious patients referred by general practitioners to a dental hospital unit},
  author={Helen Sylvia Griffiths and Melissa A Wilson and John Kincey},
  journal={British Dental Journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={185},
  pages={134-136}
}
Objective: To reduce the high failed appointment rate and anxiety levels among previously identified anxious new patients referred by general practitioners to a unit of restorative dentistry. A letter was drawn up which contained more explanatory information about the purpose and content of the initial dental appointment.Design: The study was a single centre, double blind trial.Setting: Referrals of nervous/anxious patients from general practitioners to the Manchester Dental Hospital.Subjects… CONTINUE READING