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Persistent frequent attenders in primary care: costs, reasons for attendance, organisation of care and potential for cognitive behavioural therapeutic intervention

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Family Practice, May 2012
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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 (95th percentile)

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Title
Persistent frequent attenders in primary care: costs, reasons for attendance, organisation of care and potential for cognitive behavioural therapeutic intervention
Published in
BMC Family Practice, May 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2296-13-39
Pubmed ID
Authors

Richard Morriss, Joe Kai, Christopher Atha, Anthony Avery, Sara Bayes, Matthew Franklin, Tracey George, Marilyn James, Samuel Malins, Ruth McDonald, Shireen Patel, Michelle Stubley, Min Yang

Abstract

The top 3% of frequent attendance in primary care is associated with 15% of all appointments in primary care, a fivefold increase in hospital expenditure, and more mental disorder and functional somatic symptoms compared to normal attendance. Although often temporary if these rates of attendance last more than two years, they may become persistent (persistent frequent or regular attendance). However, there is no long-term study of the economic impact or clinical characteristics of regular attendance in primary care. Cognitive behaviour formulation and treatment (CBT) for regular attendance as a motivated behaviour may offer an understanding of the development, maintenance and treatment of regular attendance in the context of their health problems, cognitive processes and social context.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 154 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 24 15%
Researcher 22 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 10%
Student > Bachelor 15 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 9%
Other 39 25%
Unknown 27 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 55 35%
Psychology 23 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 11%
Social Sciences 8 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 2%
Other 13 8%
Unknown 37 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. 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 28 January 2016.
All research outputs
#922,819
of 15,917,403 outputs
Outputs from BMC Family Practice
#93
of 1,617 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,334
of 127,690 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Family Practice
#1
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