How have changes to out-of-hours primary care services since 2004 affected emergency department attendances at a UK District General Hospital? A longitudinal study.


BACKGROUND The delivery of out-of-hours primary medical care in the United Kingdom has changed substantially since 2004, and there has been little examination of the effect that this has on secondary care. AIM The authors aimed to quantify the change in patient type presenting to our emergency department. METHODS In this study, routinely collected… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/emj.2008.068817


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