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Monday Blues

A study has found that Monday is the worst day of the week to book an appointment as you are likely to miss it due to the Monday blues.

Dr Rob Jenkins, from Glasgow University and the author of the study, said: “Mondays are worst for missed appointments but over the course of the week attendance steadily improves.  Fridays have the fewest no-shows”.

The team reviewed attendance records for over 4.5million outpatient appointments across Scotland for a two year period between 2008 and 2010.  Dr Jenkins further commented: “Recent psychological studies have shown that different days of the week evoke distinct emotional responses.  Mondays have the most negative response; Fridays the most positive.  And emotional tone brightens steadily over the intervening days”.


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