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A&E should 'repatriate' non-emergency patients back to GPs


Sorry, I disagree with almost all of the above. Think of your work today. Now think what proportion of the consultation were self limiting conditions or administrative problems which didn't really need clinical input? And how much unnecessary tests and treatments did you provide in the name of defensive medicine? Problem we have is not that of lack of access. It is uncontrolled demand coupled with bureaucracy of the health, social and benefit system that's the root cause of the problems here. Turning away pyrexic baby is inhumane? How do you think our patents managed just 40 years ago when we had temperature? They certainly didn't goto AED or their GP unless we were seriously ill. If the nation expect the health system to compensate for lack of their ability to manage minor illness, then they will have to pay for it by more money or diverting resources from managing serious illnesses.

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06 Mar 2014

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