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U.K. hospital gets tough with patients

A recent study of 11 industrialized nations placed Canadians at the top of the list of people who were most likely to visit a hospital emergency room, and spend most of the time in the E-R waiting to see a doctor.

Some of those visits are unnecessary, and in the U.K. one hospital has launched a provocative campaign to encourage people to think twice before visiting the E-R.

Click on the link below to hear Airplay's house doctor Brian Goldman speak with Dave about the idea, and whether it would work in Canada.

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Here's the website of the program in Leicester, England.