Intermediate care is ageist

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7362.495 (Published 31 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:495
  1. Gerard Bulger (gerard.bulger@archway.nhs.uk), general practitioner.
  1. Archway Surgery, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire HP3 0HJ

    EDITOR—With reference to the editorial by Pencheon, intermediate care is logical if you do not want people to go to hospital.1 Since there is no other avenue to obtain rapid assessment of patients and access to diagnostic facilities, hospital remains the safest option, provided that hospital is proactive with a rapid discharge policy. The problems general practitioners have in getting …

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