Ten per cent of GP patients account for more than two-fifths of face-to-face appointments, a major study has found, as it revealed the pressures put on services by “frequent attenders”.
Researchers at the University of Manchester analysed records of nearly 1.7 billion consultations over a 20-year period between 2000 and 2019.
I’m sure we’d find that ill people took more of the hospital slots too.
What I’m not seeing here in the reporting is the division into the classes we’d like for information purposes. Those who went to the GP for something to do and those who were actually ill…..
More research is needed to find the “main driving force” for frequent attendance in the UK, they added.
They’ve not found out what we actually want to know….