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Gibney, D;Murphy, AW;Barton, D;Byrne, C;Smith, M;Bury, G;Mullan, E;Plunkett, PK
1999
January
British Journal Of General Practice
Randomized controlled trial of general practitioner versus usual medical care in a suburban accident and emergency department using an informal triage system
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WOS: 10 ()
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We determined if care provided by general practitioners (GPs) to non-emergency patients, in a suburban accident and emergency (A&E) department using an informal triage system, differs significantly from care provided by usual A&E staff. One thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight patients participated, By comparison with usual A&E staff, GPs prescribed significantly more often (percentage relative difference [% RD] = 12 [95% confidence interval = 1-23]) and referred more patients to hospital (% RD = 21 [95% CI = 9-33]). This is the first study to report that sessional GPs working in an A&E department utilize similar or more resources than usual A&E staff. It emphasizes the need for the continued audit of initiatives that have been introduced into new settings.
0960-1643
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