Factors affecting missed appointment rates for pediatric patients insured by medicaid in a traditional hospital-based resident clinic and hospital-owned practice settings.

Title

Factors affecting missed appointment rates for pediatric patients insured by medicaid in a traditional hospital-based resident clinic and hospital-owned practice settings.

Creator

Specht Elizabeth M; Powell Keith R; Dormo Cynthia A

Publisher

Clinical pediatrics

Date

2004
2004-10

Description

Missed appointment rates (MAR) of pediatric patients insured by Medicaid and seen in a traditional hospital-based continuity (teaching) clinic were compared to the rates for the same patients after their care had been transitioned to a community practice. The hypothesis is that when rewarded with shorter waiting times, a less chaotic environment, and more pediatrician continuity, the MAR for patients insured by Medicaid would be lower in the practice setting than it had been in continuity clinic. The MAR decreased from 33% in the continuity clinic in 1999 to 18% in the community practice in 2001 (p\textless0.01). It was also hypothesized that the MAR for patients insured by Medicaid would be higher in practices with a higher percentage of Medicaid appointments. Among 15 hospital-owned pediatric practices, the MAR for patients insured by Medicaid was positively correlated with the percentage of total appointments that were made by patients insured by Medicaid (correlation coefficient 0.706 [p\textless0.01]).

Subject

*Appointments and Schedules; *Medicaid; *Pediatrics; Chi-Square Distribution; Continuity of Patient Care; Hospitals; Humans; Office Visits/*statistics & numerical data; Pediatric/*statistics & numerical data; United States

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

749–752

Issue

8

Volume

43

Citation

Specht Elizabeth M; Powell Keith R; Dormo Cynthia A, “Factors affecting missed appointment rates for pediatric patients insured by medicaid in a traditional hospital-based resident clinic and hospital-owned practice settings.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 28, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4786.

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