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Do longer consultations improve the management of psychological problems in general practice? A systematic literature review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, May 2007
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (80th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (66th percentile)

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Citations

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Title
Do longer consultations improve the management of psychological problems in general practice? A systematic literature review
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, May 2007
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-7-71
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Authors

Catherine Hutton, Jane Gunn

Abstract

Psychological problems present a huge burden of illness in our community and GPs are the main providers of care. There is evidence that longer consultations in general practice are associated with improved quality of care; but this needs to be balanced against the fact that doctor time is a limited resource and longer consultations may lead to reduced access to health care. The aim of this research was to conduct a systematic literature review to determine whether management of psychological problems in general practice is associated with an increased consultation length and to explore whether longer consultations are associated with better health outcomes for patients with psychological problems.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Ecuador 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 99 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 24%
Researcher 20 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 12%
Other 9 8%
Student > Bachelor 8 7%
Other 20 19%
Unknown 11 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 51 48%
Psychology 15 14%
Social Sciences 9 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 5%
Computer Science 4 4%
Other 10 9%
Unknown 13 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 December 2020.
All research outputs
#3,916,690
of 19,856,719 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,861
of 6,621 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#33,144
of 169,632 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#4
of 9 outputs
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