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Inpatient use and usefulness of a district general hospital neurologist
  1. A S Fitzpatrick1,
  2. M O McCarron2
  1. 1
    Neurology Department, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  2. 2
    Department of Neurology, Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry, Northern Ireland
  1. Dr Mark McCarron, Department of Neurology, Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry BT47 6SB, Northern Ireland; markmccarron{at}doctors.org.uk

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The Association of British Neurologists (ABN) has suggested that neurologists “make a valuable contribution to the diagnosis and management of acute neurology through the medium of neurological ward referrals”.1 However, most of the supporting data for this have come from ward referrals in teaching hospitals.25 There has been relatively little study of inpatient neurology in district general hospitals (DGHs).6 7 In a prospective study we sought to assess the diagnostic and management roles of a neurologist in a cohort of DGH ward referrals.

All new adult inpatient referrals to a single DGH consultant neurologist in northwest Northern Ireland …

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