No-shows to primary care appointments: subsequent acute care utilization among diabetic patients

@inproceedings{Nuti2012NoshowsTP,
  title={No-shows to primary care appointments: subsequent acute care utilization among diabetic patients},
  author={Lynn A. Nuti and Mark A. Lawley and Ayten Turkcan and Zhiyi Tian and Lingsong Zhang and Karen Chang and Deanna R. Willis and Laura Prouty Sands},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Patients who no-show to primary care appointments interrupt clinicians' efforts to provide continuity of care. Prior literature reveals no-shows among diabetic patients are common. The purpose of this study is to assess whether no-shows to primary care appointments are associated with increased risk of future emergency department (ED) visits or hospital admissions among diabetics. METHODS A prospective cohort study was conducted using data from 8,787 adult diabetic patients… CONTINUE READING
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