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Appointments later in week are less likely to be missed, finds study

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 17 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8534
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

Medical appointments scheduled at the beginning of the week are more likely to be missed than those later in the week, a study shows.

Researchers from the University of Glasgow found that the proportions of “did not attend” for GP and hospital appointments were highest on Mondays (6.2%) and lowest on Fridays (4.2%), with the proportion decreasing noticeably as …

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