Understanding why patients skip appointments

Richard A Meyer
May 25, 2023

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The high cost of patients skipping doctor’s appointments is a growing problem in the United States. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly one in five Americans (18%) missed a doctor’s appointment in the past year. This equates to over 100 million missed appointments each year.

There are a number of reasons why patients skip doctor’s appointments. Some common reasons include:

The high cost of patients skipping doctor’s appointments has a number of negative consequences. These consequences include:

There are a number of things that can be done to reduce the number of patients who skip doctor’s appointments. These include:

By taking these steps, we can help to reduce the number of patients who skip doctor’s appointments and improve the overall health of the population.

Originally published at https://worldofdtcmarketing.com on May 25, 2023.

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Richard A Meyer

Marketing and Political thought leader — Writer- Audiophile