Cognitive behavioural therapy cuts GP visits by frequent attenders, finds studyBMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5350 (Published 04 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5350
- Susan Mayor
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is acceptable to long term frequent attenders and more than halved the frequency of their visits to primary care, a study has shown.
Most people who consult their GP frequently do so for only a limited time and return to normal consultation rates within 12 months. But a small group of patients, who typically have more than one long term condition and anxiety about their health, continue to attend frequently on a long term …