Immediate GP strategies in cases of poisoning
Poisoning is a common problem for GPs. The challenge is to identify 1-2 per cent of patients who have taken enough toxin to be at serious risk and to start appropriate management as early as possible, especially if there is going to be a significant delay in getting them to hospital.
Jones, A. L. (1999). Immediate GP strategies in cases of poisoning. Clinical Pulse, June 73-79.