Longitudinal cohort study describing persistent frequent attenders in Australian primary healthcare
Carly Pymont, Peter Butterworth
BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVES: To describe patterns of frequent attendance in Australian primary care, and identify the prospective risk factors for persistent frequent attendance. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: This study draws on data from the Personality and Total Health (PATH) Through Life Project, a representative community cohort study of residents from the Canberra region of Australia. Participants were assessed on 3 occasions over 8 years. The survey assessed respondents' experience of chronic physical conditions, self-reported health, symptoms of common mental disorders, personality, life events, sociodemographic characteristics and self-reported medication use. A balanced sample was used in analys..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
PB is funded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship #FT13101444. The PATH Through Life Study is funded by National Health and Medical Research Council Grants 973302, 179805 and 418039.