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Letters GP control of out of hours care

Rise in emergency department attendances not caused by changes to GP contract

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 26 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f989
  1. Matthew John Dunn, consultant emergency physician1
  1. 1Warwick Hospital, Warwick CV34 5BW, UK
  1. matthew.dunn{at}

Benger links the rise in emergency department attendances to the 2003 General Practitioner Contract.1 2 However, GPs were not able to opt out of out of …

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