Letters GPs in accident and emergency

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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4030 (Published 27 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4030
  1. Alfred P J Lake, consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine1
  1. 1Glan Clwyd Hospital, Denbighshire LL18 5UJ
  1. apjlake{at}aol.com

    The Nuffield Trust report lists many reasons for the rise in emergency admissions,1 2 but two are pre-eminent: the changes in care outside hospital and the practice of defensive medicine. Most patients would still benefit from attention by a regular general practitioner, perhaps at a central location which could logically be at …

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