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)
The conclusions from recent analyses of the clinical worth of routine antenatal attendances have been used in the setting of a modern primary health care team. As a result the number of times a low risk nulliparous woman is seen by her general practitioner has been reduced from 15 to eight and a low risk multiparous woman from 15 to six. The number of(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)