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A patient who changed my practice: Out of hours

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 31 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:l
  1. Antonio Munno, general practitioner
  1. Bedford

    I hated home visits as a young GP, especially those that were requested out of surgery hours. The ring of the telephone elicited a Pavlovian response of panic and irritation. The panic, I think was a residue of my time as a junior hospital doctor, when there was always a fear that the next call I had would be to a situation I could not cope with. The irritation came as the panic settled and I was left to deal with a complaint that was often trivial or …

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