outpatient attendance

outpatient attendance

An NHS term for the attendance of an outpatient at a consultant or other medical clinic, or attendance with a consultant or senior member of his or her team outside of a clinic session, either as a new outpatient or as a follow-up (return) outpatient.
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Nationally clinical malaria accounts for up to 30 per cent of outpatient attendance and 19 per cent of admissions to health facilities, and is a leading cause of death in children under five years.
Several previous studies found that telephone and SMS reminders were associated with an improvement in outpatient attendance (19-23).
This trial randomized controlled was conducted at pediatrics department PAF Hospital Islamabad which is a 300 bedded hospital with a daily child outpatient attendance of about 200-250 over a period of 06 months.
A strong professional identity in conjunction with strategic marketing might improve health literacy and facilitate physiotherapy outpatient attendance.
However, despite the benefits of referral management solutions, certain barriers such as the failure to reduce outpatient attendance, lack of skilled healthcare IT professionals, and security concerns are restraining the growth of this market.
Overall, rotavirus was diagnosed in 1.7% (6/348) of the cases, and rotavirus infections accounted for 7.7% (3/39) of the hospitalizations and 1% (3/309) of outpatient attendance due to diarrhea in 2011-2012 (Tables 1 and 2).
Long distances from the CR centre would obviously deter consistent outpatient attendance as this would incur an additional cost of traveling to and from the CR center.
"Use of SMS Text Messaging to Improve Outpatient Attendance." Medical Journal of Australia 183 (7): 366-8.
SMS text messaging improves outpatient attendance. Aust Health Rev 2006;30:389-396.
The patient's HbA1c (measured by borate affinity) was 7.5% at an outpatient attendance 3 months previously.
A team approach to the management of elderly stroke patients, allowing treatment in a geriatric day hospital, has been shown to hasten functional recovery and reduce outpatient attendance without costing more than conventional medical management [16].
The study's authors, led by Newcastle's Prof Tom Kirkwood, said: "For planners of services, on the basis of present demographic trends, we can say that in the UK by 2020 the 85-year-old population will increase by 33%, 10% of whom currently require institutional care, 32% of whom have had an outpatient attendance, and 7% an attendance at an accident and emergency department in the past three months.