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Are there time limits within which the visiting doctor must reach the patient?

This depends on the judgement of the patient’s condition. In cases requiring real urgency – for instance if the patient’s life is or could be in danger – the rule is applied that a medical expert must arrive within 15 minutes. This could be the GP on duty at the GP Emergency Post or it could be an ambulance. If the patient’s condition is less critical, the GP on duty will try to reach the patient as soon as possible. Naturally, emergency cases take precedence over less urgent visits, as is the case for your own GP.