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Letters Primary-secondary care divide

Putting more specialist physicians into the community is not answer to primary-secondary care divide

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 16 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4730
  1. Roger A Fisken, retired consultant physician1
  1. 1Bedale DL8 2JE, UK
  1. daardon{at}

I agree with Hughes that everyone involved with caring for elderly people should be aware that “the urgent admission to hospital of a vulnerable old person in crisis must be questioned at all times.”1 However, putting more specialist physicians into the community may not solve the problem. This proposal might improve elderly people’s …

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