Campaign aims to cut patients' non-attendance

Health minister Baroness Hayman has asked 'waiting-list buster' Peter Homa to look at outpatient waiting times, after official figures showed that 1.3 million outpatient appointments - 11 per cent of the total - were 'wasted' in 1998 when patients did not show up.

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