Stick to one GP and stay out of hospital

Older patients who see the same GP over time are less likely to end up in hospital than those who see many doctors, according to a two-year study of more than 230,000 people.

Published in The BMJ, the study shows that high continuity of care resulted in 12% fewer hospital admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions.

This effect was particularly strong among patients who were heavy users of primary