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Communication between GPs and cooperatives is poor for terminally ill patients

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 08 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1235
  1. Stephen Barclay, Macmillan general practice facilitatora,
  2. Margaret Rogers, PhD studenta,
  3. Chris Todd, Directora
  1. a Health Services Research Group, General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit, University of Cambridge, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge CB2 2SR

    Editor—In a study of a general practice cooperative, Salisbury pointed out that pressure for change in out of hours care has come almost entirely from the medical profession and that it is important to consider the patients' perspective.1 Our work has identified that continuity and familiarity of professional carers are particularly important to terminally ill patients in the community.23

    By looking at medical records, we undertook a retrospective audit of palliative care in the Cambridge general practice cooperative, …

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