Out of hours visits

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6978.533c (Published 25 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:533
  1. Richard Baker,
  2. Robert McKinley
  1. Director, Eli Lilly National Clinical Audit Centre Senior lecturer Department of General Practice, University of Leicester, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester LE5 4PW

    EDITOR,—In his editorial on home visits out of hours Brian Hurwitz points out that “no studies have documented a difference in medical outcome between night visits performed by general practitioners and those performed by deputies, though this topic is poorly researched.”1 The satisfaction of patients is one outcome that should be taken into account when different methods of providing out of hours care are being planned and evaluated. It …

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