Age, distance from a hospital, and level of deprivation are influential factors

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6983.867a (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:867
  1. Valerie Chishtya,
  2. Claire Packera
  1. Director of public health Senior registrar in public health North Worcestershire Health Authority, Kidderminster DY11 6LJ

    EDITOR,—In his editorial on the increase in emergency admissions Richard Hobbs mentions the wide variation in general practitioners' referral patterns.1 He does not, however, consider the impact of the distance from a district general hospital on these referrals, the level of deprivation, or the age …

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