Survey of Home Visiting by General Practitioners in North-east EnglandBr Med J 1972; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5798.487 (Published 19 February 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;1:487
- G. N. Marsh,
- R. A. McNay,
- J. Whewell
A total of 190 general practitioners in North-east England recorded the details of each home visit they made during a two-week period towards the end of 1969. Altogether 17,200 visits were made and these have been analysed. Two major points emerge: firstly, the extreme variation in visiting habits by general practitioners; and, secondly, the feeling that many home visits were unnecessary.