Research Article| Volume 2, ISSUE 3, P199-204, 1971

Work load and medical staffing in an accident service

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      • 1.
        The work load of injury presenting to the United Oxford Hospitals is described.
      • 2.
        The medical staff meeting this load is mentioned.
      • 3.
        The work load per doctor is estimated to be 5000 patients with new injuries per senior house officer per year, 6000 new patients per consultant per year, and 250 in-patients per doctor per year.
      • 4.
        Factors are discussed which would need to be taken into account to enable a more detailed assessment of work load to be made.
      • 5.
        Estimates are made of the future work load and the medical staff required to meet it.
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