Access to Primary Care and Visits to Emergency Departments in England: A Cross-Sectional, Population-Based Study – PLoS One 12 June 2013

Posted on June 18, 2013. Filed under: Emergency Medicine, General Practice, Primary Hlth Care |

Access to Primary Care and Visits to Emergency Departments in England: A Cross-Sectional, Population-Based Study – PLoS One 12 June 2013

“Background

The number of visits to hospital emergency departments (EDs) in England has increased by 20% since 2007-08, placing unsustainable pressure on the National Health Service (NHS). Some patients attend EDs because they are unable to access primary care services. This study examined the association between access to primary care and ED visits in England.”

Citation: Cowling TE, Cecil EV, Soljak MA, Lee JT, Millett C, et al. (2013) Access to Primary Care and Visits to Emergency Departments in England: A Cross-Sectional, Population-Based Study. PLoS ONE 8(6): e66699. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066699

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