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A qualitative study of patient choices in using emergency health care for long-term conditions: The importance of candidacy and recursivity

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Objective: We aimed to explore how patients with long-term conditions choose between available healthcare options during a health crisis. Methods: Patients in North-West England with one or more of four long-term conditions were invited to take part in a questionnaire cohort study of healthcare use. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a sub-sample of fifty consenting patients. Data were analysed qualitatively, using a framework approach. Results: Patients described using emergency ...

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10.1016/j.pec.2013.06.001

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Journal:
Patient Education and Counseling
Volume:
93
Issue:
2
Pages:
335-341
Publication date:
2013-11-05
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EISSN:
1873-5134
ISSN:
0738-3991
URN:
uuid:df886cb0-c4da-4db0-a7a5-be70f8a86679
Source identifiers:
436615
Local pid:
pubs:436615

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