Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 178, Issue 1, pp 121–122 | Cite as

Clinic appointment reminders among rheumatology patients

  • M. B. O’Connor
  • U. Bond
  • M. J. Regan
  • M. J. Phelan
Letter to the Editor

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Copyright information

© Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. B. O’Connor
    • 1
  • U. Bond
    • 2
  • M. J. Regan
    • 2
  • M. J. Phelan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineSouth Infirmary-Victoria University HospitalCorkIreland
  2. 2.Arthritis and Osteoporosis Centre, Department of RheumatologySouth Infirmary-Victoria University HospitalCorkIreland

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