New figures show number of patients “struck off”

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 15 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:150

The first official figures giving the numbers of patients “struck off” by their family doctors in England puts the number at 78000 in 1992-3. These were patients removed from general practitioners' lists at the request of the doctors. In a memorandum to the Commons Public Accounts Committee the NHS Executive says that the total represents less than one in …

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