Missing scheduled visits in the outpatient clinic as a marker of short-term admissions and death.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION It is not uncommon for patients with HIV infection to miss scheduled visits in outpatient clinics without justifying the failure to appear or reschedule the appointment. Few studies have assessed the impact of inconsistent follow-ups on resource use and disease outcomes in this patient population. OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of missing… (More)
DOI: 10.1310/hct1305-289

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