Studies Using the Nottingham Health Profile in General Practice
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Patients present complaints or problems to the (family) doctor. After assessing the problem the doctor intervenes. Usually, the patient is sent on his way and will only come back for the same problem in the case of insufficient response to his treatment. This is particularly true for an acute, less serious illness such those that are predominantly treated in primary care. The monitoring of outcome is mainly implicit and rests with the patient. If he is satisfied with the final result, he does not return to the practice. Medical follow-up is by and large restricted to cases in which there is a discrepancy between expected and experienced outcome.
KeywordsFamily Physician Health Profile Nottingham Health Profile Illness Episode Childhood Morbidity
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