Someone to talk to? The role of loneliness as a factor in the frequency of GP consultations.

@article{Ellaway1999SomeoneTT,
  title={Someone to talk to? The role of loneliness as a factor in the frequency of GP consultations.},
  author={Anne Ellaway and Stuart Wood and Stuart Macintyre},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={1999},
  volume={49 442},
  pages={363-7}
}
BACKGROUND There are many reasons why people frequently consult their general practitioner (GP). Although loneliness is increasingly recognized as a problem affecting well-being for elderly people, it has rarely been addressed as a predictor of frequency of consultation. AIM To examine whether loneliness is associated with rates of GP consultations (home and surgery visits). METHOD Analysis of data collected in face-to-face interviews at the second wave of a longitudinal health survey of… CONTINUE READING
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