Gatekeeper version 2BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4030 (Published 27 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4030
- Alfred P J Lake, consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine1
- 1Glan Clwyd Hospital, Denbighshire LL18 5UJ
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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