Patient Access To Chosen GP Is Key To Reducing Non-Emergency Hospital Admissions

There are 2 comments on the MediLexicon story from Apr 22, 2012, titled Patient Access To Chosen GP Is Key To Reducing Non-Emergency Hospital Admissions. In it, MediLexicon reports that:

A University of Leicester study has provided clear evidence that allowing a patient to see a particular doctor in the GP surgery has an important impact on reducing hospital admissions.

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Harry Longman

London, UK

#1 Apr 24, 2012
This is very significant in demonstrating a causal link, and is a call to action.
How to measure and improve continuity in general practice? We work with GPs, enabling them to adopt the Patient Access method, where one has shown an improvement from 48% to 97% continuity in just three weeks. www.patient-access.org.uk

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#2 Apr 24, 2012
I'd choose Dr Shipman any day!

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