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Research Article

Delivery of wheelchairs to disabled children.

Br Med J 1978; 2 doi: (Published 02 September 1978) Cite this as: Br Med J 1978;2:688
  1. P Dorsett,
  2. K S Holt,
  3. A Wisbeach


    In a follow-up study from a children's wheelchair clinic the delivery times for 120 wheelchairs ordered during 1973--7 were analysed. Delivery delays were considerable: only 22 of the 120 chairs were delivered within one month and 69 within three months, while 21 took over six months to arrive. Factors such as the type of chair ordered, the need for modifications, and the centre handling the transaction did not influence delivery time. Administrative delays may be an important contributory factor.