Pickin, M., Sampson, F., Munro, J.F. and Nicholl, J. (2001) General practitioners' reasons for removing patients from their lists: postal survey in England and Wales. BMJ, 322 (7295). pp. 1158-1159. ISSN 0959-8138Full text available as:
The removal of patients from doctors' lists causes con siderable public and political concern, with speculation that patients are removed for inappropriate, including financial, reasons. In 1999 the House of Commons Select Committee on Public Administration noted that little evidence was available on either the frequency of, or the reasons for, removal of patients. National statistics do not distinguish between patients removed after moving out of a practice area and those removed for other reasons. Two postal surveys have reported why general practitioners might, in general, remove patients, and one small study has described the reasons doctors give for particular removals. We therefore determined the current scale of, and doctors' reasons for, removal of patients from their lists in Eng land and Wales.
|Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information:||© BMJ 2001|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||Repository Officer|
|Date Deposited:||25 Feb 2005|
|Last Modified:||08 Feb 2013 16:47|
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