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Do patients with unexplained physical symptoms pressurise GPs for somatic treatment?

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7451.1319-a (Published 27 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1319

Sorting the wheat from the chaff

  1. Trefor J Roscoe, general practitioner for 20 years (Trefor@nhs.net)
  1. Sothall Medical Centre, Sheffield S20 5JX

    EDITOR—The qualitative study by Ring et al asks whether patients with unexplained physical symptoms pressurise their general practitioners for somatic treatment.1 It seems to be blaming the doctors for not managing the patients properly. As others have pointed out on …

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