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Primary care professionals providing non‐urgent care in hospital emergency departments

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In many countries emergency departments (EDs) are facing an increase in demand for services, long waits, and severe crowding. One response to mitigate overcrowding has been to provide primary care services alongside or within hospital EDs for patients with non-urgent problems. However, it is unknown how this impacts the quality of patient care and the utilisation of hospital resources, or if it is cost-effective. This is the first update of the original ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/14651858.cd002097.pub4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences
Department:
Nuffield Department of Medicine; Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
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ORCID:
0000-0003-2418-2091
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Name:
National Institute for Health Research
Publisher:
John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
Journal:
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews More from this journal
Volume:
2018
Issue:
2
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No.: CD002097
Publication date:
2018-02-12
Acceptance date:
2018-01-02
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ISSN:
1469-493X
Pmid:
29438575

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