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The Middle Care Round

Br Med J 1970; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5726.46 (Published 03 October 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;4:46
  1. D. W. Bracey

    Abstract

    As an experiment in postgraduate education a 25-week course in weekly ward rounds for general practitioners and local authority nurses was established at a district general hospital of 340 beds. A total of 73 rounds were held, divided into 12-, 4-, and 9-week courses, from January to December 1969. Ninety-nine general practitioners and district nurses (including health visitors) attended one or more of these rounds. Seventeen consultants participated and there were 273 doctor attendances and 190 nurse attendances. The average attendance per round was four doctors and two nurses. The number of rounds conducted by each of the consultants throughout the course varied from two to six. This paper presents an evaluation of the course.

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