Homeless people miss out on prescribed treatmentBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6921.135c (Published 08 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:135
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EDITOR, - In early 1993 I studied 49 consecutive prescriptions (of which I had written 45) issued from the King Square medical project six months previously. This project provides part time general practitioner care for homeless people in Bristol. Data were returned to me by the Prescription Pricing Authority.
Twenty eight forms had not been redeemed. I identified the notes relating to 21. These 21 contained 26 items and had been issued …