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Factors influencing decisions to consult a GP (Anne Townsend)

The aim of this study was to examine why some people with many illnesses are frequent consulters with their GPs, while others are not.

The study involved interviews with 23 respondents from the 1950s cohort in 2001-2002.


Townsend, A., S. Wyke, et al. (2006). Self-managing and managing self:practical and moral dilemmas in accounts of living with chronic illness. Chronic Illness 2(3): 185-194

Townsend, A., K. Hunt, et al. (2003). Managing multiple morbidity in mid-life:  a qualitative study of attitudes to drug use. British Medical Journal 327: 837-840.