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Top 10 most read BJGP research articles published in 2016

These are the top 10 most read research articles based on full text downloads from bjgp.org in 2016. 1. Overdiagnosis of asthma in children in primary care: a retrospective analysis.  http://bjgp.org/content/66/644/e152 Overdiagnosis of childhood asthma is common in primary care, leading to unnecessary treatment, disease burden, and impact on quality of life. However, only in a small percentage of children is a diagnosis of asthma confirmed by lung function tests. 2. Telephone triage systems in UK general practice: analysis of consultation duration during the index day in a pragmatic randomised controlled trial.  http://bjgp.org/content/66/644/e214 Telephone triage is not associated with a...

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Being patient-centred – who are we trying to please?

Peter Aird is a GP in Bridgwater, Somerset. This week I’ve received some good news. I’ve been ‘liked’ by the GMC. Well I say liked, I mean of course ‘revalidated’ but it comes to the same thing. I posted a few comments of questionable value on an appraisal website and, lo and behold, I’ve been affirmed by no less an organisation than the GMC. Yet the experience left me feeling somewhat flat. Curiously, being approved of by a faceless organisation, which demands certain requirements that I must satisfy in order to have their approval bestowed upon me, turns out...

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