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Patients who see preferred doctor less likely to go for emergency hospital admission
Date:5/17/2011

continuity, is associated with lower emergency admission rates. "

Dr Bankart said the results demonstrated the fact that GP practices will struggle to impact on hospital admission rates given that many of the factors that influence hospital admissions were outside the GP's control eg higher proportion of elderly, white ethnicity, increasing deprivation and distance from hospital.

"This finding is important because small changes in admission rates have substantial economic consequences, and it points to potential interventions to reduce emergency admission rates."


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Contact: Dr. John Bankart
mjb65@le.ac.uk
University of Leicester
Source:Eurekalert

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