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Choosing GP lowers hospital admissions

20th April 2012

Researchers from the University of Leicester’s Department of Health Sciences have published findings from a study which suggest that allowing patients to see a specific doctor in the GP surgery reduces hospital admissions.

Writing in the Journal of Public Health, they say that continuity of care can produce real savings. While elective hospital admissions have increased by 28% to 9.4 million over the last decade, the researchers found that a 1% increase in the proportion of patients able to see a particular doctor was associated with a reduction of elective admissions.

 

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Article Information

Title: Choosing GP lowers hospital admissions
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 21706
Date Added: 20th Apr 2012

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