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Which features of primary care affect unscheduled secondary care use? A systematic review
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    Dear Editors

    We agree with Michael Soljak and colleagues that the studies he quotes in his response are helpful additions to the literature on the topic included in this systematic review.[1] As a result of this rapid response, we re-examined our searching and screening process and can confirm that two studies were neither picked up in our original searches nor through any of the iterative searching processe...

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    Systematic review of features of primary care which affect unscheduled secondary care use: relevant evidence missed by the review
    • Michael A Soljak, Clinical Research Fellow
    • Other Contributors:
      • Amaia Calderon-Larranaga, Elizabeth Cecil, Azeem Majeed
    Primary care sensitive conditions (PCSCs), management of which in primary care might affect risk of hospital admission, are an important aspect of current national health policies. Evidence on primary care factors affecting them is therefore an important issue. We are writing to query why three of our very relevant reports,1-3 which were published in fairly high impact journals (combined impact factor 15.49) were missed by the sy...
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