Geoffrey Marsh

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Two hundred and twenty eight deprived children were compared with a matched sample of more endowed children living in the same urban area. Both groups were served by the same experienced primary health care team. The deprived group had a significantly higher number of general practitioner consultations and admissions to hospital (aged under 5) and a(More)
In 1983 a quarter of general practitioners in the Northern region of England cared for obstetric deliveries and half of these for a minimum of 10 deliveries a year. Most expected their intranatal work to remain at the same level or increase in the next 10 years. Most participating general practitioners did their own forceps deliveries and initiated(More)
Two doctors in a five-partner urban practice recorded details of their out-of-hours telephone calls for a year. No caller was refused a visit, but 474 of the 809 incoming calls (59%) were managed by telephone advice, an unexpectedly high proportion. Although these callers were instructed to telephone again if still worried, only 40 did so during the same(More)
A project of joint consultation between a paediatrician and several general practitioners serving a group practice of 15,000 patients has shown that outpatient clinics held at a group-practice centre (when 36 children were seen at 78 consultations over 18 months) reduced the overall work-load, eliminated dual care, and directly benefited the doctors, the(More)
A 15 month campaign by a primary health care team in Stockton on Tees raised the uptake of preventive care of its patients in a severely deprived area to a level generally exceeding that of a more endowed neighbouring community. This was achieved by opportunistic attention after unrelated consultations, writing twice to each household with a list of its(More)