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A patient who changed my practice: A unique free lunch

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 15 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:k
  1. B N Nayak, consultant physician
  1. Wigan

    In 1973 I was appointed as the only consultant physician in the elderly in an area with a population of 200 000, 10% of whom were over the age of 65. In those days a consultant for the elderly was hailed as a messiah by the public, as well as by the general practitioners. I soon discovered that I was inundated with requests for home visits. Many of these cases …

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