Clinic follow-up from the emergency department: do patients show up?

@article{Murray1996ClinicFF,
  title={Clinic follow-up from the emergency department: do patients show up?},
  author={Michael J Murray and Connie Leblanc},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={56-8}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE We examined the percentage of outpatient clinic appointments kept after referral from the emergency department. Several factors (age, sex, and specialty) were examined, to determine their effect on patient compliance. METHODS This study was a retrospective review of the 503 appointments made in the orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, gynecology, and urology clinics at Victoria General Hospital (VGH), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, between January 1 and March 31, 1995, that… CONTINUE READING