The use and limitations of SMS reminders to improve outpatient attendance rates

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323369
Title:
The use and limitations of SMS reminders to improve outpatient attendance rates
Authors:
Sheil, F; Davis, S; Lowery, AJ; Hill, ADK
Citation:
Sheil F et al. The use and limitations of SMS reminders to improve outpatient attendance rates. IMJ. 2014 June 107 (6)
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323369
Abstract:
Missed appointments and non-attendance at outpatient clinics are a major cause of inefficiency in the health service. It is estimated that this problem currently costs the Health Service Executive (HSE) up to 33 million annually; each individual non-attendance costs 80 and adds a burden to lengthening waiting lists and a potential delay in assessment and treatment of the non-attending patient. Outpatient Breast Services are currently under particular pressure with a 60% increase in referrals to the Symptomatic Breast Units (SBU) since services were centralised under the auspices of the NCCP in 2007 1 .
Item Type:
Article; Other
Language:
en
Keywords:
OUTPATIENT CARE; MOBILE PHONE
Local subject classification:
ATTENDANCE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSheil, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLowery, AJen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHill, ADKen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-17T15:57:33Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-17T15:57:33Z-
dc.date.issued2014-06-
dc.identifier.citationSheil F et al. The use and limitations of SMS reminders to improve outpatient attendance rates. IMJ. 2014 June 107 (6)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323369-
dc.description.abstractMissed appointments and non-attendance at outpatient clinics are a major cause of inefficiency in the health service. It is estimated that this problem currently costs the Health Service Executive (HSE) up to 33 million annually; each individual non-attendance costs 80 and adds a burden to lengthening waiting lists and a potential delay in assessment and treatment of the non-attending patient. Outpatient Breast Services are currently under particular pressure with a 60% increase in referrals to the Symptomatic Breast Units (SBU) since services were centralised under the auspices of the NCCP in 2007 1 .en_GB
dc.languageen-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectOUTPATIENT CAREen_GB
dc.subjectMOBILE PHONEen_GB
dc.subject.otherATTENDANCEen_GB
dc.titleThe use and limitations of SMS reminders to improve outpatient attendance ratesen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.typeOtheren
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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