Where do all the GP waiting room mags go?

Pilfering patients are costing GP practices thousands of dollars and denying other patients the latest  celebrity gossip by swiping the newest magazines from waiting rooms, the BMJ reports.

Fed up with his patients complaining about the old and yellowing glossies in his clinic, New Zealand GP Professor Bruce Arroll and colleagues decided to investigate why waiting room magazines were so out-dated.

Almost half of the 87 magazines left out for pateints in an Auckland GP clinic