Letters GPs in accident and emergency

Forget quantity, think quality

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4023 (Published 27 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4023
  1. Christine E Voyce, sessional GP and hospital practitioner1
  1. 1Maltings Surgery, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 9NR, and Department of Accident and Emergency, Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust
  1. christinevoyce{at}hotmail.com

    As a hospital practitioner who has worked one session a week in accident and emergency for the past 14 years, I remain unconvinced that general practitioners working in accident and emergency can reduce the number of emergency hospital admissions.1 However, what they can do is improve the quality of the admissions process. …

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