Research Article

Reducing outpatient attendances.

Br Med J 1976; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.6024.1521 (Published 19 June 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;1:1521
  1. R M Kirk

    Abstract

    Outpatient attendances can be reduced by indirect contact by letter and telephone; this frees the consultant to concentrate on patients attending for the first time. Such methods have not yet been fully exploited in the National Health Service.