Home visits by general practitioners A different experience

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6929.658a (Published 05 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:658
  1. D P B Pound
  1. Danetree Medical Practice, Health Centre, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 4EJ
  2. Easington and Peterlee Medical Group, William Brown Centre, Peterlee, County Durham SR8 1LX.

    EDITOR, - I was surprised to read Michael J Noble's letter and to see his figures on home visits in general practice.1 The age distribution of patients receiving out of hours home visits in his practice differs from that in mine, although I also practice in a semirural area. I take part in an on call rota with my four partners and two other, smaller practices; the total population at risk at nights and weekends is some 17 …

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