General practitioners' responses to the initial presentation of medically unexplained symptoms: a quantitative analysis

@article{Kappen2008GeneralPR,
  title={General practitioners' responses to the initial presentation of medically unexplained symptoms: a quantitative analysis},
  author={Teus H. Kappen and Sandra van Dulmen},
  journal={Biopsychosocial Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={22 - 22}
}
BACKGROUND Physicians in primary and secondary care are frequently confronted with patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). In order to solve their patients' problems and out of a fear of overlooking a serious disease, many physicians give their patients full physical examinations and interventions, thereby incorrectly confirming the somatic nature of their condition. Preventing somatization could be achieved by examining the patient's symptom presentation for clues to underlying… CONTINUE READING
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