4 key reasons patients don't show up to ASC appointments

Lack of transportation accounts for about 67 percent of patient no-shows, causing about 3.6 million patients to miss their medical appointments, according to Medbridge Transport.

Medbridge Transport provides medical transportation services to ASCs in Houston.

Four key reasons patients may miss their appointments:

1. Copays or other out-of-pocket expenses
2. Nervousness about the scheduled procedure
3. Forgetfulness due to a busy schedule or age-related cognitive decline
4. Unreliable transportation

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