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Why are GPs treating subclinical hypothyroidism? Case note review and GP survey.

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BACKGROUND: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCHo) is a common biochemical diagnosis in older age. Evidence of impact is inconclusive and guidelines are inconsistent. With increasing numbers of thyroid function tests (TFTs) performed, GPs frequently have to make management decisions regarding this diagnosis. However, little is known about how SCHo is currently being managed in primary care. AIM: To explore management of SCHo in primary care and GP reported rationale for treatment of SCHo in older...

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10.1017/s1463423612000230

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Journal:
Primary health care research and development
Volume:
14
Issue:
2
Pages:
175-184
Publication date:
2013-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1477-1128
ISSN:
1463-4236
URN:
uuid:61cf999f-e16f-42f0-96d3-bc51eded70bb
Source identifiers:
365540
Local pid:
pubs:365540

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