Letters

Some patients seem not to have been included in census

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7308.343 (Published 11 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:343
  1. Alick J Munro, general practitioner,
  2. Mark Chambers, general practitioner,
  3. Anthony Marwaha, general practitioner
  1. Cranford Medical Centre, Cranford, Middlesex TW5 9RG

    EDITOR—Target payments to health authorities and primary care trusts are based on the number of people recorded as living in the area in the national census. Discrepancies between this figure and the number recorded as being on general practitioners' lists puts pressure on health authorities to have patients removed from lists if the authorities believe that they no longer live at the address at which they are registered.

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