Guidelines are needed on when to visit

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6974.263a (Published 28 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:263
  1. Bruce Court
  1. Senior registrar Institute of Public and Environmental Health, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT

    EDITOR,—I share Brian Hurwitz's scepticism that emergency centres will become realistic alternatives to home visits.1 Despite 69% of British households having access to at least one car or van2 difficulties with transport are not easily overcome. There is a cultural gap between the public, who desire increasing convenience, and general practitioners, who personally (and understandably) want to be inconvenienced less—as much as anything so that they can provide a more efficient service …

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