NSF overload blamed as GPs miss target

March 2003
Pulse;3/17/2003, Vol. 63 Issue 11, p12
Reports that Great Britain's national service framework overload has been blamed for the failure of general practitioners to meet a key target for reviewing medicines for older people.


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