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Appointments at beginning of week more likely to be missed

14th December 2012

A team of researchers from Glasgow University has suggested "Monday blues" is one of the reasons why patients miss medical appointments.

After findings showed a trend of patients being more likely to keep an appointment with their GP or hospital towards the end of the week, they have recommended moving more appointments to Thursdays and Fridays. In addition the Glasgow team, writing in the online journal PLoS One, suggest there will be health benefits and savings of £60m a year.

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Article Information

Title: Appointments at beginning of week more likely to be missed
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 23374
Date Added: 14th Dec 2012


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