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Letters Stress of sending patients home

Sending patients home: we need data to support decision making

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 19 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4233
  1. Gillian M MacDougall, consultant in otorhinolaryngology
  1. NHS Lothian ENT Department, Lauriston Building, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9HA, UK
  1. gillian.macdougall{at}

Oliver is not alone in losing sleep over decisions to discharge patients from hospital.1 I trained in the 1990s, and at no time in my career has there been training available on how to manage patients with multiple morbidities and …

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