Estimating the burden of minor ailment consultations in general practices and emergency departments through retrospective review of routine data in North East Scotland

@inproceedings{Fielding2015EstimatingTB,
  title={Estimating the burden of minor ailment consultations in general practices and emergency departments through retrospective review of routine data in North East Scotland},
  author={Shona Fielding and Terry Porteous and James Henry Ferguson and Vivienne Maskrey and Annie Blyth and Vibhu Paudyal and Garry Barton and Richard Holland and Christine M. Bond and Margaret C Watson},
  booktitle={Family practice},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Minor ailment attendances in general practices and emergency departments (EDs) place significant burden on health care resources. OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence and type of minor ailment consultations for adults in general practice and ED that could be managed in a community pharmacy. METHODS Retrospective review of routine data from general practices (n = 2) and one ED in North East Scotland. Two independent consensus panels assessed each consultation summary to determine… CONTINUE READING

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