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Identify the ratio you would use to find out how the no-shows affect the practice. explain why The ratio most appropriate for this measurement is the no show percentage to the overall number of patients expected, for example if there are booking of 100 patients and 10 do not show the we can express the ratio as 10:100, 10% or 1:10. This ratio means that for every 10 bookings, there is likelihood that 1 will not show up. The impact is that the business should make provision of 10% of all the money they make towards this endeavor. The ratio is used as it is the only realistic way of measuring the financial impact of the no-shows on the business. by analysis, the no-show will impact the business negatively and if not planned for will ruin the progress of the business and limit growth. What measures can be taken to reduce the no-show's in the medical practice Use Automated Reminders: Providing patients with a fast and courteous reminder of their upcoming appointment not only serves to jog their memory, but is also a thoughtful move which improves patient loyalty. Because of the comfort they offer, many patients rely on reminders from their physicians, and automatic reminders will save both time and money over the manual system you can use. Enable Pre-Paid Appointments: — Give patients an opportunity to appear by allowing them to prepay for their appointment. Since patients are conscious that they have already committed the money to an appointment, their willingness to appear will be increased.

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