A health centre survey of rheumatism.

@article{Eade1979AHC,
  title={A health centre survey of rheumatism.},
  author={A. W. T. Eade and Ian M Morris and C. Grant Nicol},
  journal={Rheumatology and rehabilitation},
  year={1979},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          148-52
        }
}
In order to assess the size and nature of the workload in general practice resulting from rheumatic diseases and to assess the value of the National Insurance 'Sick Note' as an index of this, a prospective survey was carried out. The survey was based upon a health centre which provides the primary medical care for the majority of the inhabitants of a small town. During four periods of two weeks at a different season of the year, all patients considered by the family doctor to be suffering from… 
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