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The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology, clinical presentation and consequences of chronic daily headache (CDH) in France. A representative nation-wide sample of the general population was identified using a stratified sampling method. Ten thousand five hundred and eight-five subjects were screened in face-to-face interviews, and data(More)
BACKGROUND Prescribing of antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) varies substantially in primary care. OBJECTIVES To describe and compare antibiotic and antipyretic/anti-inflammatory drugs use, URTI symptoms' resolution and occurrence of potentially-associated infections in patients seeking care from general practitioners (GPs) who(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is among the major contributors to worldwide disease burden and adequate modelling requires a framework designed to depict real world disease progression as well as its economic implications as closely as possible. OBJECTIVES In light of the specific characteristics associated with depression (multiple episodes at varying intervals,(More)
Objective To assess the burden of diseases and quality of life (QOL) of patients for a large variety of diseases within general practice. Design In a representative nationwide cross-sectional study, a total of 825 general practitioners (GPs) were randomly selected from across France. Independent investigators recruited 8559 patients attending the GPs'(More)
Cognitive dysfunction is increasingly recognized as a symptom in mental conditions including schizophrenia, major depressive disorder (MDD), and bipolar disorder (BPD). Despite the many available cognitive assessment instruments, consensus is lacking on their appropriate use in clinical trials. We conducted a systematic literature review in Embase,(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe and compare patients seeking treatment for sleep, anxiety and depressive disorders (SADD) from physicians in general practice (GPs) with three different practice preferences: strictly conventional medicine (GP-CM), mixed complementary and conventional medicine (GP-Mx) and certified homeopathic physicians (GP-Ho). DESIGN AND SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of information describing patients with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) using complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) and almost none distinguishing homeopathy from other CAMs. The objective of this study was to describe and compare patients with MSDs who consulted primary care physicians, either certified homeopaths(More)
This project received a financial support of the European Commission. Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for the use which might be made of the following information. The authors alone are responsible for the views expressed in this document. All rights reserved. This book or any part thereof may(More)
The purpose of this article is to examine the notion that reinsurance can stabilise the financial operation of small community based health schemes (micro-insurance) in low-income settings. Stabilisation activity focuses on counteracting adverse financial consequences of local catastrophes, the impact of excessive statistical fluctuations due to small group(More)