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Publication - Dr Fiona MacKichan

    Can continuity of primary care decrease emergency care use? A nested case-control study

    Citation

    Tammes, P, Purdy, S, Salisbury, C, Ridd, M, MacKichan, F, Lasserson, D & Morris, R, 2016, ‘Can continuity of primary care decrease emergency care use? A nested case-control study’.

    Abstract

    Background
    National Health Service emergency departments have been under considerable pressure. Many patients presenting to emergency departments could be managed in primary care, suggesting that aspects of general practice might be associated with unplanned hospital admission. Recently a government scheme introduced the concept of a named GP (general practitioner) responsible for the care of patients aged 75 and older to reduce unplanned hospital admission. We aimed to investigate whether better continuity of care is associated with lower risk of emergency hospital admission.

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