The development of a nationwide central booking service for abortion

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Authors: Rowlands, S.

Journal: Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care

Volume: 11

Issue: 3

Pages: 210-214

ISSN: 1362-5187

DOI: 10.1080/13625180600621575

BACKGROUND: Central booking services have been proven to facilitate access to abortion services. This in turn should reduce morbidity and mortality. City-wide models have previously been described. A nationwide central booking service has been developed in the UK. DEVELOPMENT: A nationwide central booking service was introduced in 1993. Initially a manual booking system was used. In 1996 the appointment system was computerised. OUTPUT: More than a quarter of a million calls are now received each year. The highest demand weekday is a Monday. The volume of calls peaks at mid-morning. There is a sustained rise in calls from the second week in January through to mid-February, peaking in the fifth week of the year. More than a quarter of calls originate from mobile phones. CONCLUSIONS: The computerised central booking service has radically improved the efficiency of the organisation. Waiting times can be actively managed using data from the system.

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Authors: Rowlands, S.

Journal: European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care

Volume: 11

Issue: 3

Pages: 210-214

eISSN: 1473-0782

ISSN: 1362-5187

DOI: 10.1080/13625180600621575

Background: Central booking services have been proven to facilitate access to abortion services. This in turn should reduce morbidity and mortality. City-wide models have previously been described. A nationwide central booking service has been developed in the UK. Development: A nationwide central booking service was introduced in 1993. Initially a manual booking system was used. In 1996 the appointment system was computerised. Output: More than a quarter of a million calls are now received each year. The highest demand weekday is a Monday. The volume of calls peaks at mid-morning. There is a sustained rise in calls from the second week in January through to mid-February, peaking in the fifth week of the year. More than a quarter of calls originate from mobile phones. Conclusions: The computerised central booking service has radically improved the efficiency of the organisation. Waiting times can be actively managed using data from the system. © 2006 European Society of Contraception.

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Authors: Rowlands, S.

Journal: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CONTRACEPTION AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE

Volume: 11

Issue: 3

Pages: 210-214

ISSN: 1362-5187

DOI: 10.1080/13625180600621575

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Authors: Rowlands, S.

Journal: The European journal of contraception & reproductive health care : the official journal of the European Society of Contraception

Volume: 11

Issue: 3

Pages: 210-214

eISSN: 1473-0782

ISSN: 1362-5187

Central booking services have been proven to facilitate access to abortion services. This in turn should reduce morbidity and mortality. City-wide models have previously been described. A nationwide central booking service has been developed in the UK.A nationwide central booking service was introduced in 1993. Initially a manual booking system was used. In 1996 the appointment system was computerised.More than a quarter of a million calls are now received each year. The highest demand weekday is a Monday. The volume of calls peaks at mid-morning. There is a sustained rise in calls from the second week in January through to mid-February, peaking in the fifth week of the year. More than a quarter of calls originate from mobile phones.The computerised central booking service has radically improved the efficiency of the organisation. Waiting times can be actively managed using data from the system.

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