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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1976 September; 26(170): 660–664.
PMCID: PMC2158365

A general-practitioner ward in a new district general hospital


So far there are relatively few general-practitioner wards in district general hospitals in the National Health Service. The work of one such general-practitioner ward at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, is described and the advantages of this system of care for patients and doctors discussed.

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