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Factors associated with No-Shows and rescheduling MRI appointments

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, December 2016
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Title
Factors associated with No-Shows and rescheduling MRI appointments
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1927-z
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Authors

Majeed O. AlRowaili, Anwar E. Ahmed, Hasan A. Areabi

Abstract

One of the major challenges facing global radiology services comes from delays connected to long waiting lists for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures. Such delays in diagnostic procedures could lead to poorer patient care outcomes. This study intended to estimate the rate of "No-Shows" or "Reschedule" MRI appointments. We also investigated the factors correlating No-Shows and Reschedule MRI appointments. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Saudi Arabia using data obtained via MRI schedule reviews and self-administrated questionnaires. Clinical and demographic data were also collected from the study participants. Stepwise binary logistic regression was used to analyze the data. A total of 904 outpatients were asked to participate in the study, and we enrolled 121 outpatients who agreed to complete the study questionnaire. Of the 904 outpatients, the rate of No-Shows or Reschedule was 34.8% (95% Confidence Interval: 31.7-38.1%). Of the 121 outpatients studied, the rate of No-Shows or Reschedule was 49.6% (95% CI: 40.4-58.8%). Those of the female gender (OR = 6.238; 95% CI: 2.674-14.551, p-value = 0.001) and lack of education (OR = 2.799; 95% CI: 1.121-6.986, p-value = 0.027) were highly associated with No-Shows for the MRI appointments. There was no clarification of the MRI instructions (OR = 31.396; 95% CI: 3.427-287.644; p-value = 0.002), and family member drivers (OR = 15.530; 95% CI: 2.637-91.446, p-value = 0.002) were highly associated with rescheduling the MRI appointments. We noted higher rates of No-Shows and Rescheduling of MRI appointments in females, those with a lack of formal education, those who had not received the procedure instructions, and those who lacked transportation. We recommend setting targets and developing strategies and policies to improve more timely access to MRI, and thus reduce the waiting time.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 71 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 15%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Other 5 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Other 13 18%
Unknown 26 37%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 10%
Social Sciences 3 4%
Engineering 3 4%
Computer Science 2 3%
Other 12 17%
Unknown 29 41%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 December 2016.
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#4,098,218
of 14,548,149 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#2,040
of 4,973 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#118,061
of 380,282 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#182
of 430 outputs
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