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Asthma patients in England with easier access to primary care have fewer hospital admissions

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 23 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3508
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

General practices with higher patient reported access to appointments or telephone advice have lower rates of emergency hospital admissions for asthma, a study has shown.1

Researchers analysed data from 7806 practices in England covering 2010-11, looking at associations between emergency admissions for asthma and patients’ self reported access to general practice services. They took data from the GP Patient Survey, which sampled …

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