Is general practice a land of the lonely?
A new study has found lonely people don’t use GP services any more than anyone else. Really?
In Eleanor Rigby, the Beatles famously asked where all the lonely people come from?
Half a century later, new research has questioned where they go, at least when it comes to accessing medical services.1
It turns out that lonely older people spend more time in hospital. Not surprisingly, the systematic review of 126 studies in 19 countries found