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

Peter Tammes, Sarah Purdy, Chris Salisbury, Matthew Ridd, Fiona MacKichan, Daniel Lasserson, Richard Morris

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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.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2016
EventThe Lancet Public Heath Science conference: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health -
Duration: 25 Nov 201625 Nov 2016

Conference

ConferenceThe Lancet Public Heath Science conference
Period25/11/1625/11/16

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  • Centre for Surgical Research

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