Child outpatient non-attendance may indicate welfare concerns

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7339.739 (Published 23 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:739
  1. Mando Watson, consultant paediatrician. (Mando.Watson@st-marys.nhs.uk),
  2. Martin Forshaw, team manager
  1. St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY
  2. Children and Families, Social Work Department, West Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 6AF

    EDITOR—Much effort has been put into reducing the high rates of non-attendance at outpatient clinics. 1 2 Currently there is a drive to improve the quality of outpatient services, which in itself will improve attendance rates. The laudable recommendations of the Clinical Standard Advisory Group approach the problem from a health perspective.3 Sharp …

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