Letters GPs in accident and emergency

NICE guidelines may not help

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4026 (Published 27 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4026
  1. Steve Goodacre, professor of emergency medicine1
  1. 1University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA
  1. s.goodacre{at}sheffield.ac.uk

    The Nuffield Trust suggests that the adequacy of clinical decisions to admit patients may be a factor in the rise in emergency admissions and recommends review of how decisions are made.1 2 However, it does not consider the influence of guidelines on decision making, particularly those from the National …

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