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Access to investigations is needed 7 days a week

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 24 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1692
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    More consultants, access to hospital investigations seven days a week, and closer links with intensive care specialists, are urged in a report from the Federation of Medical Royal Colleges in the United Kingdom.

    The report, written by a working party looking at the problems surrounding acute medial emergencies, says that the number of such admissions has increased every year for the past two decades.

    The number of non-elective finished consultant episodes has increased from 3.5 million in 1992–3 to 4.6 million in 1998-9, with more than 40% of acute medical …

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