Outpatient Appointment - Did not attend rates
Requested by: NZ Taxpayers Union | Response provided: 2018-09-18
Category: Medical, Surgical, Hospital Capacity
I write in response to your Official Information Act request, received by us on 03 September 2018. You requested the following information, and our responses are below each question:
1) The total number of specialist appointments funded by the DHB in the 2017/18 financial year.
2) The number of missed (i.e. the patient failed to attend) specialist appointments in the 2017/18 financial year.
3) The total cost (or an estimate of such) of missed specialist appointments missed in the 2017/18 financial year.
4) An indication of the total cost of providing specialist appointment services (including salaries, overheads, and administration).
our response is attached