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2.  Vocational training and recruitment into general practice 
A recent survey of doctors in the practice year of vocational training indicates a strong preference for group practice from purpose-built premises (health centre and other) with multidisciplinary staffing and attachments. While it might be assumed that the introduction of mandatory vocational training would provide a continuing supply of well trained recruits into general practice, it may well raise recruitment problems for those areas where practice facilities and opportunities do not meet with expectations. This possibility is of particular concern for those metropolitan regions encompassing inner city areas which have traditionally been highly dependent on hospital-based services, but where deficiencies in primary care provision, particularly in terms of practice structure and premises, have been identified repeatedly over the past 30 years. In view of the present policies for changing the balance of care away from the hospitals, there is an urgent need to develop primary care facilities which will accord with the expectations of vocationally trained general practitioners and their population of patients.
PMCID: PMC2159775  PMID: 7230105
3.  Postneonatal mortality in children from abusing families. 
British Medical Journal  1980;281(6233):102-104.
The postneonatal death rate was studied for 332 infants from 160 families, ascertained through an abused proband. There were nine deaths compared with 2.9 expected from the legitimacy, social class, age, and parity distribution (p = 0.003). All but one of the babies died at home, and all were referred to a coroner or procurator fiscal. No adequate explanation of death could be found in four cases. Bonding problems probably existed in most of the nine families before death occurred.
PMCID: PMC1713579  PMID: 7427200
4.  Circulation versus photocopy: Quid pro Quo? 
Information thought necessary for assessing the potential impact of a limited journal circulation policy at the University of California, San Francisco, included the effects on seating, on in-house photocopying, and on circulation. An initial survey during a "typical circulation" week showed journal circulation to be 71% of the total, with journals issued during the past five years comprising 45% of the total. A survey of user photocopying practice suggested that circulation limited to journals more than five years old might result in a 90% increase in photocopying, and results of the circulation survey were used to predict a 45% decrease in circulation. Results of implementing a limited circulation policy were a 41% decrease in circulation and a 136% increase in photocopy. Differences between prediction and results may be accounted for by the effect of duplicate copy subscriptions and by provision of convenient photocopy facilities.
PMCID: PMC226507  PMID: 7417731

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