DominoesBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7571.761-a (Published 05 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:761
- Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
- University College London
The bus was crowded and running late. An elderly man struggled on with shopping bags and made his way—red faced, panting, apologetic—to the back. Had I been his general practitioner, I would have targeted his smoking—first with the evidence based menu (goal setting, nicotine replacement therapy), and if that didn't work, I would have milked our relationship. I'd know him unusually well, of course, because of the flare-ups of his chronic bronchitis. Continuity of care, “the doctor …
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