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Letters Streaming patients from emergency to primary care

Streaming patients from emergency to primary care: to what degree do patients self-triage?

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1402 (Published 07 April 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m1402
  1. D P Whitehouse, acute care common stem emergency medicine specialty trainee year 2 academic clinical fellow
  1. Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK
  1. dairewhitehouse{at}gmail.com

Cooper and colleagues discuss the underappreciated and key topic of streaming patients in emergency departments to primary care services.1 With stresses on emergency departments increasing, there is an obvious draw to use …

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