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Children who miss appointments may be at risk from lack of follow-up

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2983 (Published 21 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2983
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London

Hospitals often fail to tell GPs when children miss appointments, and most practices have no protocol for dealing with such children when they become aware of them, a study has found.1

Poor communication between primary and secondary care has important implications for child protection, as doctors may miss the opportunity to identify children at risk, said researchers from the University of Bristol.

To learn more about the characteristics of children who do not attend, the …

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