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Recognition of physical and psychological symptoms: no influence of GP demographic factors

MaGPie Research Group (Mental Health and General Practice Investigation); Kljakovic, Marjan; Dowell, Anthony; McLeod, Deborah; Bushnell, John; Salmond, Clare; Ramage, Stella; Collings, Sunny; Ellis, Pete; McBain, Lynn


AIM: To describe the relationship between general practitioner demographic factors and the recognition of psychological and physical symptoms in consultation. METHODS: A survey of a random sample of 70 GPs and their patients (n=3414) from the lower North Island of New Zealand. RESULTS: No relationship was found between GP personal and practice demographic characteristics and GP identification of psychological and physical symptoms. Patients were more likely not to present psychological symptoms...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005-08
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Family Physician 34.8 (2005): 699-702


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