One in 100 using out-of-hours primary care needs hospital care within three days

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 08 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5974
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Nearly 1% of patients who see out-of-hours primary care services need urgent admission to hospital within three days, a retrospective study of one UK service has found, and older patients, prior users, and those presenting at less busy times are most at risk.1

Out-of-hours primary care services handled around 5.9 million cases in England in 2013-14. But it can …

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