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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1975 June; 25(155): 445–450.
PMCID: PMC2157572

Community electrocardiography


The report of the Joint Working Party on General Medical Services (1973) considered in detail the provision of electrocardiographic services for general practitioners. These are based either on primary health care teams using their own apparatus, or on hospitals offering open-access to their cardiac departments.

In this survey I attempted to compare the proportions of general practitioners using their own electrocardiographs with those using hospital-based apparatus, and with those without direct access to any electrocardiograph facilities, and to evaluate the use made of such services, when available.

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