Introduction Between April 2007 and March 2009, bites and stings were
managed by general practitioners at just over two contacts per
1000 encounters in the BEACH (Bettering the Evaluation and Care
of Health) program, (extrapolating to about 240 000 times per year
nationally). Included in this analysis are insect and animal bites,
infected bites, and insect and aquatic animal stings.
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