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Are more GPs associated with a reduction in emergency hospital admissions? A quantitative study on GP referral in England

Abstract:
Background Recent studies have found an association between access to primary care and accident and emergency attendances, with better access associated with fewer attendances. Analyses of an association with emergency admissions, however, have produced conflicting findings.
Aim This study investigated whether emergency admission rates in an area are associated with 1) the number of GPs, and 2) mean size of GP practice.
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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3399/bjgp.2020.0737

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Sub department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Sub department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-7976-7172
Publisher:
Royal College of General Practitioners Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of General Practice Journal website
Volume:
71
Issue:
705
Pages:
e287-e295
Publication date:
2021-03-26
Acceptance date:
2020-10-27
DOI:
EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
Pmid:
33685922
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1167711
Local pid:
pubs:1167711
Deposit date:
2021-04-22

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