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Familiarity breeds neglect? Unanticipated benefits of discontinuous primary care

Broom, Dorothy


Background. Continuity of medical care is generally considered to be beneficial to patients. Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility that familiarity with patients may sometimes discourage case finding. Methods. Extensive qualitative interviews were carried out with a sample of Australian adults with type 2 diabetes, focusing in particular on their experience of diagnosis. Results. Interviews were conducted with 119 participants, 75% of whom supplied sufficient...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Family Practice
DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmg501


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