Can primary care work for alcohol-related admissions to tertiary care?
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Can primary care work for alcohol-related admissions to tertiary care?

This article examines a liaison service between an inner London hospital and primary care. It looks at the service's model and examines how this works and identifies patients who will engage with primary care services. It is hoped the service can capture patients in hospital and engage them effectively in community services, preventing future hospital care admissions. This is illustrated using data collected from a three-month snapshot of the service and two case studies.

Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2017.e1248

Correspondence

jfernandez@nhs.net

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Received: 14 November 2016

Accepted: 23 January 2017

Published online: 17 May 2017

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