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Doctors in Scotland must change working patterns, report says

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 06 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:65
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Changes are needed in the way doctors work if the ever rising demand for health care is to be met, a review of future medical workforce requirements in Scotland has concluded.

    It says that more doctors will be needed in Scotland, but they will have to work differently. The report says that more effective partnership working is needed in primary care, together with a redesign of hospital services—including a separation of “cold units,” specialising in elective work, and “hot units,” handling acute and emergency cases. More integrated team working based on managed …

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