Review proposes more emergency care in the community

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 25 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:247
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The British public should be encouraged to take greater responsibility for dealing with emergencies but should know where and to whom to turn when professional help is needed, according to a Department of Health consultation document.

    At the beginning of 1996 the health secretary, Stephen Dorrell, said that there was concern that the existing system of emergency care …

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