To describe the time distribution of visits at night and to evaluate trends in night visits from 1982 to 1992.
Design-Analysis of a sample of one in 12 claim forms for night visits submitted over one year beginning 1 july 1991, and estimation of the number of night visits in previous years from data on payment.
Further information was obtained from performance indicators from the Department of Health.
Setting-General practices responsible to Berkshire family health services authority. ' Main outcome meeasures-Times of night visits, proportion performed by deputies, and trend in number of night visits after adjusting for the increased hours during which visits are claimed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Système santé, Epidémiologie, Homme, Médecine générale, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Visite nuit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Health system, Epidemiology, Human, Internal medicine, England, Great britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0376087
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.