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The prevalence of rheumatic diseases in developing countries is largely unknown. Studies which allow comparison of data within the contrasting communities of the Third World and the developed world have the potential to provide insights into disease aetiologies. The current study compared the frequency of rheumatic symptoms (point prevalence) amongst 1997(More)
The object of this work was to conduct a rapid assessment of a teaching hospital's promotion of optimal oral health among its chemotherapy patients. A pilot study was undertaken, which included focus interviews with oncology clinic staff, a review of the fellowship training curriculum, and unobtrusive observations in the clinic setting. Charts were also(More)
OBJECTIVE To review studies of the use of mortality data in quality and safety improvement in general practice. DESIGN Narrative review. METHODS Search of Medline, Embase and CINAHL for articles reporting mortality monitoring or mortality reviews in general practice. The included articles were reported in English and of any study design, excluding case(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE A UK-wide scheme to monitor mortality in general practices has been recommended to improve safety. A monitoring scheme might also have a role in improving quality by informing clinical policies. This study investigated the views of primary care teams on the desirable characteristics of mortality data to help them review and plan(More)
UNLABELLED Established renal failure as a complication of diabetes in 10 times greater in South Asians than in Caucasians. The objectives were: (1) to develop methods to increase community awareness and (2) to support general practices to improve chronic kidney disease (CKD) detection and management. The methods include: 1. Action research approach. 2.(More)
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