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GP services in Ireland are not adequate to cope with rise in number of old people

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7374.1194/d (Published 23 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1194
  1. Muiris Houston
  1. Galway

    The Republic of Ireland has neither the right geographical spread of family doctors nor an adequate number to meet future demographic changes, the chairman of the Irish College of General Practitioners said last week.

    Dr Richard Brennan was responding to preliminary figures from the 2002 Irish census, which predict a doubling by 2031 of people …

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