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A cognitive analytic framework for understanding and managing problematic frequent attendance in primary care

  title={A cognitive analytic framework for understanding and managing problematic frequent attendance in primary care},
  author={Deborah Pickvance and Glenys Parry and Amanda Howe},
  journal={Mental health in family medicine},
Aim To develop and demonstrate the use of a systematic approach to identifying and managing problematic frequent attendance in primarycare. Study type Phase I: development of intervention. Setting Two urban primary care practices. Method Patients were identified whose attendance at the practice was inappropriately frequent, using a statistical method djusting for age and sex and an operational definition of ‘problematic’ attendance. Three in-depth interviews were conducted with a subsample of… 

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