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GPs set for incentives to screen for atrial fibrillation

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To Sanjeev Junela - Or you could spend a little money on an ECG machine for the practice. My practice has had one since the 1980's. I am gobsmacked that GP practices still do not have this most basic diagnostic tool on site. Our waiting time for ECGs is until there is a spare 5 minutes on the couch in one of the treatment rooms. Usually no more than 30 minutes. On a broader note- when did pulse taking become a complicated technical intervention worthy of additional payment- I would argue a clinician not taking the pulse of an appropriate person is in my opinion potentially negligent. What a low level we are stooping to as a profession- shame on us!

Posted date

03 Aug 2016

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1:30pm

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