The inter-contact interval: a new measure to define frequent attenders in primary care

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BACKGROUND Frequent attenders receive much attention in primary care research. Defining frequent attendance is crucial for an adequate view on this group of demanding patients. We aimed to develop a purely contact-based definition of "frequent attendance" and to apply it to real patients. METHODS From electronic records of 123 general practices in Germany… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-14-162

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@inproceedings{Hauswaldt2013TheII, title={The inter-contact interval: a new measure to define frequent attenders in primary care}, author={Johannes Hauswaldt and Wolfgang Himmel and Eva Hummers-Pradier}, booktitle={BMC family practice}, year={2013} }