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You never know what’s coming through the door. You never know what’s coming through the door. Folkstone42

Confessions of a US emergency doctor

Walking into each room to greet my next patient often reminds me of Forrest Gump: “You never know what you’re going to get.” It’s challenging to have only one chance to get it right but I love being an…
Four hours in A&E? Haven’t you got homes to go to? Four hours in A&E? Haven’t you got homes to go to? Rui Vieira/PA

Attacking GPs for A&E crisis ignores roots of the problem

Politicians and policy makers are blaming failures in out-of-hours GP care for the rising demand on accident and emergency (A&E) units. The number of attendances at A&E departments in England rose…
ED congestion is due to the combination of growing demand for care, sicker patients and access block. ED congestion is due to the combination of growing demand for care, sicker patients and access block. Image from shutterstock.com

Targets alone won’t solve long waits for emergency care

Data released today by the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) shows just 54% of major metropolitan hospitals and 63% of major regional hospitals are treating or admitting patients within the…

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