The objectives of this study were to determine the magnitude of and factors associated with failure to attend appointments at a Family Practice Clinic.
We studied patients at the family practice clinic of King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, who were given appointments during a full year (1991).
A subsample of the no-shows was compared with randomly selected attenders during September to November 1991.
The participants were 17 598 patients of both sexes aged 16 years and above and age-matched randomly selected attenders as described above.
We used interviews and a questionnaire on sociodemographic data, and noted relevant features of clinic setting such as day, session and duration between appointments and the reasons for non-attending the clinic.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement rendez vous, Enquête socioéconomique, Etude familiale, Hôpital, Arabie Saoudite, Homme, Consultation hospitalière, Ambulatoire, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dating behavior, Socioeconomical inquiry, Family study, Hospital, Saudi Arabia, Human, Hospital consultation, Ambulatory, Asia
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Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.