College proposes better deal for acute medical patients

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 06 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1091
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    The Royal College of Physicians has set out a new blueprint for providing acute care in the NHS in what it calls “one of the most important” reports it has produced in recent years.

    The college believes its proposals will dramatically improve the quality and safety of people who are acutely ill, because it will ensure that those patients have the undivided attention of specialist acute care teams, rather than specialists in other types of care who are doing shifts on the acute ward on a rotation.

    It recommends there should be …

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