Published: 18 November 2014
Author(s): John Kellett, Breda Deane
Section: Original Article

Reconfiguration of the Irish Health Service has diverted of large numbers of acutely ill medical patients to a reduced number of hospitals and may have caused in delays in treatment. Although prompt care improves outcomes for patients with acute myocardial infarction, stroke, infection and shock, there is surprisingly little evidence for its value in other conditions.


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