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Implications of urban drift on health care resources in inner London

  • A. J. Montgomery (a1) and A. M. Parshall (a2)
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All 34 patients admitted from a central area of London over a 10-week period were identified. The 25 (73%) who were subsequently interviewed were questioned about their whereabouts at various points in the past. Eleven (44%) of the interviewed patients had arrived in the area within one month prior to admission, nine (36%) within the last week. Seven (28%) of the total were identified as not being the responsibility of the local authority. Patients who have recently arrived provide a significant proportion of the clinical workload in this area.

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Implications of urban drift on health care resources in inner London

  • A. J. Montgomery (a1) and A. M. Parshall (a2)
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