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Predicting attendance at child and adolescent clinics

  • Rob Potter and Ahmed Dorwish (a1)
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Non-attendance rates are high in child psychiatry clinics. This potential waste of resources is coming under increasing scrutiny within the NHS. This study shows that therapists themselves are good at predicting who will attend and who will not. The family's previous attendance rate is the most reliable predictor. Why then is not more use made of this information when organising clinics? Ways are suggested how attendance rates might be improved.

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Predicting attendance at child and adolescent clinics

  • Rob Potter and Ahmed Dorwish (a1)
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