This paper reviews the way in which literature describing « inappropriate » attenders at Accident and Emergency (A & E) departments in Britain has suggested that they could be provided for in General Practice and that their attendance at A & E departments therefore implies a « failure » of general practice in urban areas.
One problem with much previous research is that « inappropriate » attenders have been retrospectively identified.
The comparative survey of attenders at a London A & E department and patients visiting their GP in the same district reported here prospectively identified A & E attenders with primary care problems and examined the differences between them and the GP attenders.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Urgence, Attitude, Médecin généraliste, Service hospitalier, Etude comparative, Demande thérapeutique, Malade, Système santé, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Emergency, Attitude, General practitioner, Hospital ward, Comparative study, Therapeutical request, Patient, Health system, United Kingdom, Europe, Human
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Cote : 92-0629574
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.