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Seven-day GP access pioneer hails cut in unnecessary A&E attendance


The truth is this initiative had no impact at all on the crude daily ED attendance rate. It therefore just pandered to Norman and his colleagues who want their own GP at their beck and call 24/7. Ivan says 'we estimate this led to a 27% reduction in primary care ED visits', whatever those weasel words mean. Why doesn't he publish the actual figures? I think we can all guess the answer to that one...

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25 Apr 2014

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