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Seeing the same GP each time can reduce emergency department attendance, review finds

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4847 (Published 28 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4847
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Enabling patients to see the same GP every time they visit their doctor’s surgery is associated with reduced emergency department attendance and fewer hospital admissions, a review has concluded.1

Researchers from the University of Bristol conducted a systematic review to try to identify features that could help stem the rise in unscheduled care in the United Kingdom. They looked at 48 studies from around the world that examined potential factors influencing emergency department visits and emergency admissions. The review, published in …

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