Night calls in a single-handed rural practice

J R Coll Gen Pract. 1980 Dec;30(221):745-7.


Night calls attended by one doctor during five consecutive years (1973 to 1977) in a single-handed rural practice, were analysed and divided into two categories: (a) reasonable; (b) unreasonable. Half the night calls were genuine emergencies but 17 per cent were quite unnecessary.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • England
  • Family Practice
  • House Calls*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Middle Aged
  • Rural Health*