Table

Attendance at first appointment

OutcomeRCT 1RCT 2
Usual method (no SAE) (n = 31)Partial booking method (n = 31)Usual method (with SAE) (n = 42)Partial booking method (n = 44)
*Expressed as a percentage of those participants that replied to the initial letter and for whom appointments were made.
First appointment attendance14/30 (47%)23/27 (85%)*28/41 (68%)35/39 (90%)*
Did not attend without notice13/30 (43%)0/2710/41 (24%)0/44
Cancelled appointment
    Rearranged2024
    Refused1011
Other (died, unfunded, seen at other units)1410