Appointment adherence in people with multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • Excessive missed appointment adherence in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) was 4.28%, and the developed prediction model was able to identify people who were more likely to have poor appointment adherence.

Why this matters

  • Missed appointments in an MS population are associated with suboptimal adherence to disease-modifying therapy (DMT); however, little is known about appointment adherence in this population.

  • Understanding the rate of, and factors for, missed appointments in a MS population may improve clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs.