Tag: telephone triage

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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Yonder: Rosacea, youth mental health, diagnosing arthritis and telephone triage

Ahmed Rashid is an academic clinical fellow in general practice at the University of Cambridge. He writes the regular monthly column “Yonder” in the BJGP: a diverse selection of primary care relevant research stories from beyond the mainstream biomedical literature. Twitter: @Dr_A_Rashid You can download the PDF here at BJGP.org. Rosacea Rosacea is a common, chronic skin condition in adults. As it predominantly affects the face, it has the potential to cause significant psychological and social distress. The internet has provided opportunities for patients to access information as well as interact with peers and experts. A US research team...

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GP Journal Club – Sunday 20th March 2016 at 20:00 GMT

The next GP Journal Club will be discussing the BJGP paper: Telephone triage systems in UK general practice: analysis of consultation duration during the index day in a pragmatic randomised controlled trial by Holt et al.  You can download it here. The next #gpjc tweet chat will be on Sun 20/03/16 at 8pm, chaired by @jonnycoatesy Access the paper here for free: https://t.co/ISqx7BegeJ — GPjournalclub (@GPjournalclub) March 14, 2016 Suggested questions include: 1) What do you think of the selection of consultation duration as the outcome? 2) Any thoughts on the study design? 3) Does the fact that only same-day consultations are triaged change the results? 4) Are the data collection methods reliable? 5) Has this paper changed your views on phone triage? Feel free to suggest questions – via Twitter or leave them in the comments box...

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