Accident and emergency attendance rates: variation among patients from different general practices.

@article{McKee1990AccidentAE,
  title={Accident and emergency attendance rates: variation among patients from different general practices.},
  author={C. M. McKee and D. N. Gleadhill and James D. Watson},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={1990},
  volume={40 333},
  pages={150-3}
}
As a consequence of the 1989 National Health Service review health authorities are likely to take a greater interest in patterns of use of secondary care services by patients of different general practitioners. Use of accident and emergency departments has been shown to predict subsequent use of other hospital services. If meaningful comparisons are to be made between practices it is important to identify factors other than variation in clinical practice which influence attendance at accident… CONTINUE READING