Letters Reducing emergency admissions

Strengthen the weakest link in the chain of care

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6911 (Published 17 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6911
  1. Terry Kemple, general practitioner1
  1. 1Horfield Health Centre, Bristol BS7 9RR, UK
  1. tk{at}elpmek.demon.co.uk

Attempts to reduce emergency hospital admissions should focus on all people (patients, carers, and clinicians) at high risk.1 Better care is needed outside of hospital for patients with chronic conditions. It is the weakest link in a chain of people …

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