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Regular primary care lowers hospitalisation risk and mortality in seniors with chronic respiratory diseases

Einarsdottir, Kristjana; Preen, David B; Emery, Jon D; Kelman, Chris; Holman, C. D'Arcy J.


BACKGROUND: Exacerbations in chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) are sensitive to seasonal variations in exposure to respiratory infectious agents and allergens and patient factors such as non-adherence. Hence, regular general practitioner (GP) contact is likely to be important in order to recognise symptom escalation early and adjust treatment. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of regularity of GP visits with all-cause mortality and first CRD hospitalisation overall and within groups of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine
DOI: 10.1007/s11606-010-1361-6


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