Existing general practitioner based system is adequate

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6947.127d (Published 09 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:127
  1. Iona Heath,
  2. W McN Styles
  1. Chairman, Inner City Task Force Chairman of council Royal College of General Practitioners, London SW7 1PU.

    EDITOR,—Jackie Morris acknowledges that general practitioners are responsible for the health care of 95% of older people.1 Regrettably, and with insufficient evidence, Morris then casts doubt on the quality of that care by proposing the creation of the post of community geriatrician. This suggestion could undermine the harmonious relationship that exists between most general practitioners and their colleagues in geriatric medicine; it strikes at the heart of the referral system.

    The continuing care …

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