News in brief: Continuity of care key for patients

Being able to see a GP they know and trust remains important to the majority of patients, according to a study in the BJGP. A total of 1,437 patients aged between 18 and 80 years were questioned. It found that seeing someone who knows the patient and medical condition personally was important to 75.3 per cent of responders (BJGP 2007; 57: 283–90).

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