Table 1

Rates of no shows and cancellations at Canadian genetics clinics

Size of centre1-150
Small (n=8)Medium (n=8)Large (n=5)Total (n=21)
Mean no show rate (%)9.34.75.76.6
Mean cancellation rate (%)7.35.97.06.7
Mean combined no show and cancellation rates (%)15.110.010.812.0
% of centres that indicated non-attendance is a problem50758067
  • 1-150 Small = <500 visits/year; medium = 500–2000 visits/year; large = >2000 visits/year.