Medical Practice

Survey of Home Visiting by General Practitioners in North-east England

Br Med J 1972; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5798.487 (Published 19 February 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;1:487
  1. G. N. Marsh,
  2. R. A. McNay,
  3. J. Whewell

    Abstract

    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.

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