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Study: Ride-sharing offer did not reduce missed doctor visits

Offering complimentary ride-sharing transportation services to Medicaid patients did not reduce the volume of missed primary care appointments, researchers reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. Only 26% of patients in the intervention arm of the study took advantage of the ride-sharing offer, and the missed appointment rates for the intervention and control groups were 36.5% and 36.7% respectively.

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