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Managing eating disorder patients in primary care in the UK: a qualitative study

Reid, Marie, Williams, Sarah and Hammersley, Richard (2010) Managing eating disorder patients in primary care in the UK: a qualitative study Eating Disorders, 18, (1), pp. 1-9. (doi:10.1080/10640260903439441).

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It is the general practitioner's (GP's) responsibility to diagnose and manage the care of eating disorder patients but recent surveys suggest that there may be problems. In this qualitative study we have explored the perceptions of 20 GPs. In general they felt that eating disorders had little quantitative impact on their services due to low prevalence, but a high impact when they did occurr due to their complexity. Patients' needs in primary care include improved assessment, constructive holding and monitoring, staff training, referral and continuity of care.

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Published date: January 2010
Keywords: eating disorders all - adult, eating disorders, anorexia adult, eating disorders binge eating bulimia, eating disorders obesity adult, eating disorders in children adolescents


Local EPrints ID: 148475
ISSN: 1064-0266
PURE UUID: a3741376-ab3f-45fb-a9e3-985c010f39f5

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Date deposited: 28 Apr 2010 09:21
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 19:31

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Author: Marie Reid
Author: Sarah Williams
Author: Richard Hammersley

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