• In addition to our initial efforts previously described, we pulled a list of patients who have not been in the clinic for greater than 9 months or who were lost to follow up. These patients were invited to attend a full day retreat with activities designed to address retention and the lack of it. We hope to have re-energized interest in regular medical care and empowered patients to take charge and even help each other. 19 patients attended this retreat, and better appointment keeping behavior was highly encouraged.
• There was significant patient interest in this activity, but funding would prohibit this from being held on even an annual basis.
• Unsure of the long term impact that retention retreats will have on patient behavior