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Study IDs factors contributing to sleep clinic no-show rates

Key clinical point: Patients who are new to the sleep clinic or have no insurance coverage have higher odds of not showing up to their appointment

Major finding: New patients were 1.96 times more likely to not show up to the sleep clinic, compared with established patients.

Study details: A retrospective chart review of 2,532 patients scheduled at a single sleep clinic.

Disclosures: The researchers reported having no financial disclosures.

Citation:

Sahrmann J et al. Sleep 2019, Abstract 0965.