Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Open Access Scheduling Study

A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine used case studies to review the outcomes from open access schedules. The study is just a case series so it's subject to the normal bias that comes with it but the outcomes where mixed.

Go to Canadian Medicine for a complete review of the study and a Canadian perspective. Based on the review that I did of open access management changes are just as important as the scheduling changes. Without control of the variation in need, provider availability and length of appointment you're sunk.

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