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Letters GP consultation cap

Learning from the Canadian experience of capping GP consultation rates

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 12 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2550
  1. Eugene Y H Yeung, medical doctor1,
  2. Roxanna S D Mohammed, medical doctor2
  1. 1Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster LA1 4RP, UK
  2. 2University of Ottawa, Canada
  1. eugeney{at}

Both sides of the Head to Head debate on whether GPs’ daily number of consultations should be capped focus on urgent situations.1 Consultation caps have been widely implemented in the Canadian primary care system for a long time.2 However, many walk-in clinics are available for patients who are unable …

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