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Scottish cooperatives to be investigated

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7126.167h (Published 17 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:167
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    The operation of family doctor out of hours services in Scotland is to be examined by the government after complaints from patients about difficulties in getting emergency home visits.

    The action has been prompted by the death of an 11 week old baby in Ayrshire from meningitis some 16 hours after the local cooperative, Ayrshire Doctors on Call (ADOC), failed to send a doctor …

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