When a patient bails on their medical appointment, it can be very costly for a medical practice. In hospitals, this problem is even more pronounced. With no-show rates in Canada averaging between 10-25% for clinics and hospitals, last minute cancellations and no shows are a contributing factor to the long time it takes to see a doctor. In order to prevent this, many clinics have been forced to adopt unfriendly policies like double bookings (leading to longer wait times if both patients show up) and cancellation fees. However, by putting ourselves in the patient’s shoes, we at Tap Medical have been working hard to devise a solution that addresses some of these issues. Here is a list of some of the reasons patients don’t show up to their appointments, and what Tap is doing to fix it.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
What most people know about Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is that its used to describe someone who cant focus. And when they really cant focus they have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD ; this continuum from one to the next isn’t quite how it works though.
With the longest emergency-room wait times in the western world, Quebec has been actively trying to solve the issue of access to healthcare. In order to accomplish this, the government has put policies in place that intend to improve access to front-line medical services by opening 50 super-clinics across the province. Now you might be asking, “how can these walk-in super-clinics improve access to healthcare?”
With Montreal’s Rogers Cup in full swing; Now might be a good time to speak about Tennis Elbow – AKA “Lateral Epicondylitis”. Repetitive motions, like gripping and swinging a racket, can strain your arm muscles, and place too much stress on your tendons leading to microscopic tears in the tissue. Continue reading “Tennis Elbow”