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BACKGROUND There is a paucity of research about patients' attitudes towards their doctor's recommending over-the-counter (OTC) remedies or about how patients respond to the doctor's suggestion to try an OTC remedy. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to ascertain the attitudes of patients to OTC drugs. METHODS 505 consecutive patients from each of six(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate short and long term effects of giving nebulised budesonide early in respiratory syncytial viral (RSV) bronchiolitis. DESIGN A multicentre randomised double blind placebo controlled trial. SUBJECTS Infants admitted to hospital with their first episode of RSV positive bronchiolitis. INTERVENTION Randomisation to receive either 1 mg(More)
BACKGROUND Recent changes in the organization of the National Health Service have created new roles and responsibilities for academic general practice. Previous work on the constraints and opportunities of a career in academic general practice is largely anecdotal and is often based on the views of more senior members of the profession. AIM To survey the(More)
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