Factors associated with visits to general practitioners in patients with schizophrenia in Malaga

@article{Castillejos2018FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with visits to general practitioners in patients with schizophrenia in Malaga},
  author={M. Castillejos and C. Mart{\'i}n-P{\'e}rez and F. Mayoral-Cleries and A. Bordallo-Arag{\'o}n and J. Sep{\'u}lveda-Mu{\~n}oz and B. Moreno-K{\"u}stner},
  journal={BMC Family Practice},
  year={2018},
  volume={19}
}
BackgroundPatients with psychiatric disorders have more physical problems than other patients, so their follow-up by the general practitioner is particularly important for them.MethodsWe aimed to elaborate a multilevel explanatory model of general practitioner (GP) visits made by patients with schizophrenia and related disorders (SRD). An observational, cross-sectional study was conducted from January 1, 2008 to July 1, 2011, in the area of the Clinical Management Unit of Mental Health (CMU-MH… Expand
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