Search Tag: GPs

Cardiology Management

Poor validity of GPs' heart failure diagnoses?

2018 10 Apr

A new systematic review of pooled data of 196,105 patients with heart failure (HF) has confirmed a phenotype of older women with hypertension rather than ischaemic heart disease as the predominant HF population in general practice. Interestingly, the review found five main approaches to identifying patients with HF in general practice."The majority... Read more

ICU Management

Post-ICU Care: Blurred Lines

2016 29 Nov

Results of a new study published in the British Journal of General Practice indicate a lack of "coordinated approach" in the care of patients after ICU discharge, impacting detrimentally on the continuity of care they received.   Data also showed that there were blurred lines of responsibility between hospital and GP staff, and patients/relatives, according... Read more

Executive Health Management

Emergency Admissions to Hospital via A&E Up, via GPs Down

2014 11 Nov

According to analysis published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the number of emergency admissions to hospital via A&E departments increased significantly in England from 2001/02 to 2010/11, while the number via GPs decreased. The analysis was conducted by researchers at Imperial College London and was funded by the National Institute... Read more