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Most emergency attendances at hospital are appropriate, finds study

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3479 (Published 23 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3479
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Only one in seven people attending hospital emergency departments in England could have been seen by a GP in the community, research carried out by the College of Emergency Medicine has found.

The college said that the finding challenges the much quoted figure that 40% of patients who go to emergency departments are discharged requiring no treatment.

The research was based on …

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