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Why some children hospitalized for pneumonia do not consult with a general practitioner before the day of hospitalization.

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BACKGROUND: Early consultation in primary care may provide an opportunity for early intervention in children developing pneumonia, but little is known about why some children do not consult a general practitioner (GP) before hospitalization. OBJECTIVES: To identify differences between children who consulted a GP and children who did not consult a GP before the day of hospital presentation with pneumonia or empyema. METHODS: Carers of children aged six months to 16 years presenting to hospital...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Author
Journal:
European journal of general practice More from this journal
Volume:
19
Issue:
4
Pages:
213-220
Publication date:
2013-12-01
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EISSN:
1751-1402
ISSN:
1381-4788
Language:
English
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pubs:418149
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uuid:0af28709-b97e-4c18-816a-bfcc394a0135
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pubs:418149
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418149
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2013-11-16

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