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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-b (Published 27 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1319

Summary of rapid responses

  1. Birte Twisselmann, technical editor
  1. BMJ

    EDITOR—The qualitative study by Ring et al on whether patients with unexplained symptoms pressurise their doctors for treatment together with the accompanying editor's choice provoked a strong response.1 2 The main criticism levelled at both is that none of the authors is a general practitioner and therefore cannot speak with authority.

    Second comes the acknowledgment that there are indeed patients who are difficult and a …

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