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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1976 September; 26(170): 654–659.
PMCID: PMC2158362

Hospital-treated myocardial infarction and the general practitioner


Patients who had a myocardial infarction were interviewed with their spouses in hospital and after returning home. Advice about rehabilitation, such as that recently recommended by the Working Party of the Royal College of Physicians, was often not received. General practitioners have great opportunities for organising a graded programme of rehabilitation and may often communicate ideas more easily to their patients than hospital staff. However, some practitioners are reluctant to do this work.

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