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Hospitals hit by high rate of did not attends'

Almost 40,000 patients failed to show for scheduled hospital appointments during the first two months of this year.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
11th May, 2014

By Susan Mitchell

Almost 40,000 patients failed to show for scheduled hospital appointments during the first two months of this year.

New figures show that the “did not attend” (DNA) rate exceeded 20 per cent at some hospitals.

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