Factors associated with appointment keeping in a family practice residency clinic.

@article{Smith1994FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with appointment keeping in a family practice residency clinic.},
  author={Clark M. Smith and Barbara P. Yawn},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  year={1994},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={25-9}
}
BACKGROUND Failure to keep an appointment not only affects the patient's health care, but also has an impact on the effectiveness and productivity of the medical facility. This study explored patient demographic factors associated with appointment keeping. METHODS In a Midwestern, urban family practice residency clinic serving 2500 patient visits each month, data were obtained from the computer scheduling system and chart audits for 4669 patients who kept or missed 7283 physician appointments… CONTINUE READING

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