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4.5 Million outpatients miss appointments

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6988.1158 (Published 06 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1158

The failure of patients to keep appointments at outpatient clinics is causing longer waiting times for other patients, says an official study of hospitals in England and Wales by the National Audit Office. Last year over 1 in 10 outpatients failed …

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