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Missed clinic appointments have negative effects on the patients who skip those appointments, the clinic itself and the entire clinic population as a whole. Simply discharging those patients with flagrant absenteeism is not an option at clinics that are their only option. The targeting of strategies to those who frequently miss visits first requires their identification. This project sought to identify and characterize the "no show cohort" at the EMMC Family Medicine Center and Residency in Bangor, ME.
The Eastern Maine Medicine Center Family Medicine Center
No Shows, Cost Effective Care, Public Health, Maine, Lower Economic Status, Discharge
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Sofka, Ryan M., "Identifying the No Shows" (2016). Family Medicine Block Clerkship, Student Projects. 188.