Men and older people are less likely to use NHS Direct

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7391.710/a (Published 29 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:710
  1. Waqas Ullah (waqas.ullah@kcl.ac.uk), medical student,
  2. Andrew Theivendra, medical student,
  3. Vaneeta Sood, medical student,
  4. Aswinkumar Vasireddy, medical student,
  5. Alan Maryon-Davis, senior lecturer in public health sciences
  1. Guy's, King's, and St Thomas's School of Medicine, London SE1 3QD

    EDITOR—Last year George discussed the underuse of NHS Direct by certain groups in society.1 Other investigators have also identified variations in the use and awareness of the service. 2 3 We examined this issue by conducting a survey of people in general practice waiting rooms at two surgeries in Southwark, London. We surveyed 207 people aged 13–90 (a …

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