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Table 3 Total attendance, DNA and age distribution as per clinic session

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
Morning
 Attended clinic 1249 732 0.0001
 DNA 129 37
Afternoon
 Attended clinic 1527 854 < 0.00001
 DNA 135 31
Evening
 Attended clinic 498 102 0.728
 DNA 29 5
Morning
 Age (DNA) Median 38
(Range, 14–85)
Median 47
(Range, 19–92)
0.009
Afternoon
 Age (DNA) Median 40
(Range, 14–73)
Median 40
(Range, 15–83)
0.251
Evening
 Age (DNA) Median 29
(Range, 16–65)
Median 52
(Range, 46–65)
0.002