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PURPOSE Although many new patients are seen at small hospitals, there are few reports of new health problems from such hospitals in Japan. Therefore, we investigated the reasons for encounter (RFE) and diagnoses of new outpatients in a small hospital to provide educational resources for teaching general practice methods. METHODS This observational study(More)
METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted at two Japanese sites and one US site in 1991, and repeated in 1995 at these sites, as well as two additional US sites. Family practice residents completed a self administered, Likert scale format questionnaire containing items on demographics, identity as a family physician, resident education, the(More)
PURPOSE General practitioners have an important role in diagnosing a variety of patients, including psychiatric patients with complicated symptoms. We evaluated the relationship between physical symptoms and psychiatric disorders in general internal medicine (GIM) outpatients in a Japanese university hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS We coded the symptoms(More)
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