Flawed assumptions have hampered emergency careBMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6852 (Published 30 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6852
- John R Heyworth, consultant in emergency medicine1
- 1College of Emergency Medicine, London, UK
The demise of the polyclinic is predictable given the largely evidence-free nature of this initiative.1 Much of the pressure to impose these models was predicated on the incorrect assumption that 60% of emergency department attendances are “primary care.” The College of Emergency Medicine advised repeatedly that this figure was …
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