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Emergency admissions in Stockport were exaggerated

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 17 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1672
  1. Stephen J Watkins, director of public health (,
  2. Sue Alting, head of health service development
  1. Department of Public Health, Stockport Health Authority, Springwood House, Stockport SK7 5BY

    EDITOR—Morgan et al say that the increase in emergency admissions in Avon from 1989 to 1998 may be an artefact.1 Analyses in the annual public health report for Stockport reached a similar, but not identical, conclusion.2

    We found that the increases were …

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