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Abstract

Reading this book will show how political decisions have influenced hospitals and their A&E departments ever since the formation of the NHS. However most of the changes occurred with the consent of the medical profession and often as a result of reports written by members of the profession. For doctors and nurses working in A&E departments, these changes did not have much influence on the day-to-day working of departments.

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Triage Nurse European Working Time Directive Improve Patient Flow Ticket Machine Good Primary Care 
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© Henry Guly 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Guly
    • 1
  1. 1.Derriford HospitalPlymouthUK

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