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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1976 January; 26(162): 54–60.
PMCID: PMC2157863

The work of an accident and emergency department


In a six month period 2,379 new patients were treated in a designated major accident centre. Of these cases two thirds (67·9 per cent) were thought to be appropriate for management by general practitioners. I suggest that these cases are properly treated in an accident and emergency department and that these departments should be developed as part of the primary health care teams.

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