Letters Reducing hospital admissions

Apply psychology and education

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39458.489861.3A (Published 17 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:109
  1. Graeme Mackenzie, out of hours general practitioner
  1. 1North Cumbria
  1. graeme{at}papmacks.co.uk

    I am a full time, out of hours general practitioner. I admit patients to hospital for two reasons.1 Firstly, if my top differential diagnosis has a illness trajectory that might result in the patient coming to harm if he or she is not admitted. Secondly, if the functional state of the patient is such that …

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