GPs must take some responsibility

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6983.867b (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:867
  1. David R Chadwicka
  1. Senior house officer in medicine Coppetts Wood Hospital, London N10 1JN

    EDITOR,—Richard Hobbs fails adequately to address two reasons, which he himself cites, for the increase in emergency admission—namely, raised expectations of general practitioners and worries over litigation.1 It would be difficult to argue that the rise in emergency admissions in recent years bears no relation to the increased demand for home visits by general practitioners, among other factors, as general practitioners pass on some of this workload to …

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