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Out-of-hours care in West Kent

Wainwright, David, Adams, Catherine, Milewa, Timothy (1999) Out-of-hours care in West Kent. Centre for Health Services Studies, 24 pp. (KAR id:24524)


The provision of medical services outside of normal surgery hours was once considered a key feature of the general practitioner's duties. In recent years, however, there has been a fundamental shift in the organisation of 'out of hours' care. Research has shown a long-term trend towards increased patient demand, but a decline in GPs' willingness to provide that service personally. Many in the profession have questioned whether the increased volume of out of hours work reflects a growth in genuine health need, or, in unreasonable demand from patients.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R729 Types of medical practice > R729.5.G4 General practice
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 14:12 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:03 UTC
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Wainwright, David.

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