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Table 1 Distribution of attendances, DNA, age and CNA according to the intervention

From: Impact of pre-appointment contact and short message service alerts in reducing ‘Did Not Attend’ (DNA) rate on rapid access new patient breast clinics: a DGH perspective

  Pre-intervention (Cycle 1) Post-intervention (Cycle 2) p-value
Attended clinic (total) 3274 1688 < 0.00001
DNA (total) 293 73
Attended clinic (Male) 208 110 0.906
DNA (Male) 14 7
Attended clinic (Female) 3066 1578 < 0.00001
DNA (Female) 279 66
Age (DNA) (total) Median 38
(range, 14–85)
Median 47
(range, 15–92)
0.0004
Expected (total) 3600 1782 0.369
CNA (total) 33 21
  1. DNA Did Not Attend, CNA Could Not Attend