Patient pressure for referral for headache: a qualitative study of general practitioners' referral behaviour

Morgan, M. and Jenkins, Linda M. and Ridsdale, Leone (2007) Patient pressure for referral for headache: a qualitative study of general practitioners' referral behaviour. British Journal of General Practice, 57 (534). pp. 29-35. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Headache accounts for up to a third of new specialist neurology appointments, although brain lesions are extremely rare and there is little difference in clinical severity of referred patients and those managed in primary care. This study examines influences on GPs' referral for headache in the absence of clinical indicators.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: doctor-patient relationship; headache; patient anxiety; referral; qualitative
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 22 May 2008 16:03
Last Modified: 27 May 2014 09:35
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2891 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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