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Predictors of patient-initiated reconsultation for lower respiratory tract infections in general practice

Cals, Jochen W. L., Hood, Kerenza, Aaftink, Nienke, Hopstaken, Rogier M., Francis, Nicholas Andrew, Dinant, Geert-Jan and Butler, Christopher Collett 2009. Predictors of patient-initiated reconsultation for lower respiratory tract infections in general practice. British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) 59 (567) , pp. 761-764. 10.3399/bjgp09X472656

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Abstract

Reconsultation for lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is common in general practice, but those who reconsult rarely have more significant illness warranting antibiotics. Knowledge of factors that predict patient-initiated reconsultation may allow clinicians to address specific issues during the initial consultation that could reduce reconsultations. Thirty-three per cent of a cohort of 431 LRTI patients in a randomised controlled trial reconsulted. Excluding 35 patients with GP-requested reconsultation left 28% (112/396) with a patient-initiated reconsultation during 28-day follow-up. Patient-reported dyspnoea and concerns that persisted after the initial consultation independently predicted patient-initiated reconsultation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Systems Immunity Research Institute (SIURI)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: communication, family practice, respiratory tract infections
Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners
ISSN: 0960-1643
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2019 21:53
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/29499

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