Can we develop wait lists for public health issues?
- Independent Nurse: Opinion - Do patients really want to have a choice? Bower, Emma // GP: General Practitioner;7/15/2005, p78
This article reports that patients were willing to sacrifice faster access to treatment in favor of better hospital care. The report was part of an evaluation of the London Patient Choice Project, one of the first government schemes to offer patients on waiting lists better access to hospital...
- 'No plans' to fine patients for DNAs in Scotland. // GP: General Practitioner;11/19/2004, p20
The article presents information on the Scottish Executive that has dismissed reports that it plans to bring in powers for general physicians (GPs) to fine patients who miss appointments. Over a million appointments are missed each year in Scotland, costing the NHS an estimated pounds 16...
- Analysis of health appointment no-shows. Zeber, John; Pearson, Dana; Smith, Danielle // Primary Health Care;Mar2009, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p25
The article discusses the factors on why patients do not show up to appointments in community health centers in Great Britain. It is noted that health appointment no-shows affect medical care in several ways, including adverse health consequences and substantial lost revenue. It is suggested...
- Effect of Language Barriers on Follow-up Appointments After an Emergency Department Visit. Sarver, Joshua; Baker, David W. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Apr2000, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p256
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether patients who encountered language barriers during an emergency department visit were less likely to be referred for a follow-up appointment and less likely to complete a recommended appointment. DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: Public hospital emergency department....
- Urologists see many sides to limiting residency hours. Nash, Karen // Urology Times;Feb2008, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p32
The article provides an answer to a question of what effect have restrictions on resident work hours had on patient care and training.
- Waiting times for outpatient appointments. Pope, Catherine // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);2/13/93, Vol. 306 Issue 6875, p408
Focuses on the limitation of medical appointments by hospitals until the start of the fiscal year in Great Britain. Pledges of hospitals to patients; Diversity and complexity of the demand for health care; Attention given by hospital administrators to inpatient waiting times.
- Long waiting-list a headache. // British Medical Journal;2/25/1978, Vol. 1 Issue 6111, p525
Discusses several problems faced by patients related to medical appointments and schedules in Great Britain. Problems related to the casualty services and waiting lists; Physicians' concern regarding their pay structure; Importance of interprofessional relations between patients and practitioners.
- Military Health Care: Factors Affecting Contractors' Ability to Schedule Appointments: HEHS-00-137. // GAO Reports;7/14/2000, p1
GAO analyzed data for appointment scheduling in the four TRICARE regions in November 1999 and found that only about one-quarter of the TRICARE contractors have appointment-making responsibility. In general, these contractors scheduled a higher percentage of appointments for clinics that provide...
- Effect of two-level provider capacities on the performance of open access clinics. Xiuli Qu; Jing Shi // Health Care Management Science;Mar2009, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p99
The successful implementation of open access scheduling requires the match of daily healthcare provider capacity and patient demand at the high level of total capacity and the low levels of individual capacities for different types of appointments. In this paper, we introduce 12 scheduling rules...