After-hours boom easing ED presentations, says deputising service

A national after-hours deputising service claims it has proof the boom in home visits is easing pressure on EDs.

National Home Doctor Service (NHDS), which advertises its bulk-billed services directly to patients, is the country's biggest after-hours operator.

It has put together a report that concludes that for every additional after-hours home visit carried out per person the number of low acuity ED presentations fall by 0.4.