Emergency call service

J R Coll Gen Pract. 1976 Jan;26(162):74-5.


Of 153 home visits I made when employed by an emergency call service only 21 (14 per cent) were in my opinion medically essential. Thirty two (21 per cent) patients had no symptoms when visited. A nocturnal visiting fee payable by the patient is suggested to reduce unnecessary requests.

MeSH terms

  • Emergency Medical Services / statistics & numerical data*
  • England
  • Family Practice
  • Humans
  • Night Care*