GP triage could reduce attendances at emergency departments, study finds

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 08 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7525
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Getting patients who need urgent out-of-hours care to see a GP or nurse based in or near a hospital could help to reduce emergency department attendances, a report has said.

Monitor, which regulates health services in England, visited health services in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States to see if the NHS could learn from how these countries delivered core services.1

Overall, the investigation concluded that no other health system offered a way to deliver consistently higher quality …

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