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Team work load in an English general practice. I.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4819156     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A survey of the total care provided by a general practitioner and his paramedical team for 3,137 patients in Teesside in 1972 showed that even in this area of high morbidity and mortality the work load was very small. The doctor held an average of 2.3 consultations per patient per year, and the overall average for the team of doctor, nurse, and health visitor was only 3.1. By delegating work to a team of trained paramedical workers, by increasing the proportion of personal medicine, and by engaging the co-operation of his patients, the general practitioner reduced his work load considerably, without any apparent reduction in standard of care.
G N Marsh; R A McNay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0007-1447     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J     Publication Date:  1974 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1974-05-29     Completed Date:  1974-05-29     Revised Date:  2012-05-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372673     Medline TA:  Br Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Allied Health Personnel
Family Practice*
Mental Disorders / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Patient Care Team*
Referral and Consultation
Respiratory Tract Infections / epidemiology
Sex Factors
Social Class

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