Journal article icon

Journal article

The identification in primary care of patients who have been repeatedly referred to hospital for medically unexplained symptoms: a pilot study.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVES: The study aimed (a) to test a method of identifying patients who have been repeatedly referred (RR) from primary care to medical outpatient clinics where they have received multiple diagnoses of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) and (b) to describe the prevalence and characteristics of these patients. METHODS: RR patients with MUS (RRMUS) were arbitrarily defined as those with (a) five or more referrals in a 5-year period and (b) a specialist final diagnosis of MUS for at least...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published

Actions


Access Document


Authors


McGorm, KJ More by this author
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Journal of psychosomatic research
Volume:
67
Issue:
3
Pages:
207-211
Publication date:
2009-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1879-1360
ISSN:
0022-3999
URN:
uuid:196c9a91-ef54-4907-a9b0-ab9b82ebfaa6
Source identifiers:
178830
Local pid:
pubs:178830

Terms of use


Metrics



If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP