Reviews Soundings

Dominoes

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7571.761-a (Published 05 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:761
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
  1. 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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