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Being seen within 48 hours - what do patients think?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Kanthimathin Sankar


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A questionnaire survey of 1000 patients was carried out to determine the proportion of patients attending a large genitourinary medicine department in Newcastle upon Tyne who wish to be seen within 48 hours. The Department of Health target for patients offered an appointment within 48 hours is 100%. Its target for the proportion of patients seen within 48 hours is 95%. Patients were surveyed to ascertain their preference about waiting times for appointments within the clinic. In total, only 33% stated that they wished always to be seen within the government's target of 48 hours.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Handy P, White J, Sankar KN

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of STD & AIDS

Year: 2008

Volume: 19

Issue: 7

Pages: 480-481

ISSN (print): 0956-4624

ISSN (electronic): 1758-1052

Publisher: Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd.


DOI: 10.1258/ijsa.2008.008002


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