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Employing general practitioners in accident and emergency departments

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7057.628a (Published 07 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:628

Better to increase number of consultants in accident and emergency medicine

  1. Matthew Cooke
  1. Senior lecturer in accident and emergency medicine Department of General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT

    EDITOR,—Recent papers have studied the role of general practitioners in accident and emergency departments. The medical media have reported that employing family doctors in these departments may save £8 a patient.1 Dale et al showed significant differences between the care provided by general practitioners and by junior staff working in accident and emergency for primary care attenders in an accident and emergency department. …

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