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GPs asked to do more for drug misusers

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7336.501 (Published 02 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:501
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    More GPs need to get involved in providing care for drug misusers if the government's plans to overhaul and expand current drug rehabilitation services are going to succeed, the Audit Commission has said.

    Although some drug treatment services are excellent, these are thin on the ground, the report says. Most services are poorly organised, offer only limited treatments, and are understaffed. Many have such long waiting lists that more than half …

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