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Improving initial attendance to a child and family psychiatric clinic

  • J. Mathai (a1) and A. Markantonakis (a1)
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Recent papers regarding failure to keep appointments at child psychiatry clinics (Plunkett, 1984; Gould et al, 1985; Cottrell et al, 1988) suggest from 15% to 50% failing to keep their first appointments. Benson, Novick & Rembar (1981) calculated an attrition rate of 85.4%, obtained by considering cases of non-agreed termination of treatment at any stage of the referral/treatment-uptake process.

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Benson, R. C, Novick, J. & Rembar, J. (1981) Patterns of termination in an out-patient clinic for children and adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 20, 834844.
Cottrell, D., Dearnaley, J., Hill, P., Walk, D. & Ierotheou, A. (1988) Factors influencing non-attendance at child psychiatry out-patient appointments. British Journal of Psychiatry, 152, 201204.
Coyle, T. J., Paramjit, K. J. & Maisami, M. (1986) Prospective study of intake procedures in child psychiatry clinic. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 47, 111113.
Gould, M. S., Kaplan, D. & Shaeffer, D. (1985) The characteristics of dropouts from a child psychiatric clinic. Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 24, 316328.
Plunkett, J. W. (1984) Parents' treatment expectations and attrition from a child psychiatric service. Clinical Psychology, 40, 372377.
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Improving initial attendance to a child and family psychiatric clinic

  • J. Mathai (a1) and A. Markantonakis (a1)
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