Primary care in accident and emergency departments

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7017.1438 (Published 25 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1438
  1. Jane Fothergill,
  2. R Touquet,
  3. P Ward
  1. Consultant Consultant Registrar Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY

    Outcomes of study cast doubt on sensitivity of triage decisions and triage criteria

    EDITOR,--Jeremy Dale and colleagues highlight the difficult and unresolved problem of appropriate triage for patients attending accident and emergency departments with “primary care” type problems.1 We have had a primary care service in our accident and emergency department since February 1993, which we recently analysed.2

    At St Mary's …

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