Letters Reducing emergency admissions

Shortage of services in the community must be dealt with

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6908 (Published 17 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6908
  1. Siddappa Gada, general practitioner1
  1. 1Holbrook and Shotley Practice, Shotley Surgery, Ipswich IP9 1ND, UK
  1. drgada{at}doctors.org.uk

The approach that has been taken in primary care to reduce emergency admissions is somewhat naive.1 Most patients would prefer to be managed in the community. Because of the high cost of emergency admissions, commissioning groups are trying to …

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