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GPs' approach to insulin prescribing in older patients: a qualitative study.

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BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that insulin is under-prescribed in older people. Some reasons for this include physician's concerns about potential side-effects or patients' resistance to insulin. In general, however, little is known about how GPs make decisions related to insulin prescribing in older people. AIM: To explore the process and rationale for prescribing decisions of GPs when treating older patients with type 2 diabetes. DESIGN OF STUDY: Qualitative individual interviews using a g...

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10.3399/bjgp08x319639

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British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners More from this journal
Volume:
58
Issue:
553
Pages:
569-575
Publication date:
2008-08-01
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EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
Language:
English
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418244
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2013-11-16

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