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

@article{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={S. Fielding and T. Porteous and J. Ferguson and V. Maskrey and A. Blyth and V. Paudyal and G. Barton and R. Holland and C. Bond and M. Watson},
  journal={Family Practice},
  year={2015},
  volume={32},
  pages={165 - 172}
}
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… Expand
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