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Varying uses of the ABCD2 scoring system in primary and secondary care: a qualitative study

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Objectives: To explore the usage of the ABCD2 risk stratification score by general practitioners (GPs) and hospital staff during the referral of patients with suspected transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke. Design: Qualitative study using semistructured interviews. Setting: Nine general practices and two hospital sites in England (Birmingham and Cambridge). Participants: Nine GPs and nine hospital staff (two consultants, four nurses, two ultrasonographers and one administrator). R...

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BMJ Publishing Group
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BMJ Open More from this journal
Publication date:
2012-11-28
Acceptance date:
2012-10-18
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2044-6055
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English
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2013-11-16

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