Care of long-term mentally ill patients by British general practitioners
Burns, T. and Kendrick, T. (1997) Care of long-term mentally ill patients by British general practitioners. Psychiatric Services, 48, (12), 1586-1588.
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In the United Kingdom, patients gain access to psychiatric care through general practitioners (GPs). The first of three studies conducted to assess the role of GPs in managing patients with long-term mental illness found that such patients were unevenly distributed in general practices and that GPs preferred to care for them in collaboration with psychiatric specialists. A more detailed study of 16 general practices yielded information on characteristics and care of long-term mentally ill patients, including a high rate of GP consultations for them. A third, controlled study examined the impact of teaching GPs to provide a structured assessment of long-term mentally ill patients every six months; after the intervention, only a small number of patients actually received such assessments
|Keywords:||antipsychotic agents, middle aged, physician's practice patterns, role, mentally ill, psychiatry, general-practice, general practice,agents, teaching, attitude of health personnel, gps, therapeutic use, health surveys, referral and consultation, physician's role, therapy, questionnaires, statistics & numerical data, patients, trial, mental disorders, family practice, great britain, male, long term mental illness, humans, clinical-trial, london, controlled trial, illness, practitioners, controlled-trial, chronic disease, education, mental illness, care, female, england, morbidity, drug therapy|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine
|Date Deposited:||10 Sep 2008|
|Last Modified:||25 Apr 2013 18:20|
|Contributors:||Burns, T. (Author)
Kendrick, T. (Author)
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