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The disappearance of the “revolving door” patient in Scottish general practice: successful policies

Andrea E Williamson1*, Paul CD Johnson2, Kenneth Mullen3 and Philip Wilson4

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1 General Practice and Primary Care, College of MVLS, University of Glasgow, 1 Horselethill Rd, Glasgow, G12 ORR, UK

2 Robertson Centre for Biostatistics, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, College of MVLS, University Avenue, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK

3 School of Medicine, College of MVLS, University of Glasgow, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, 1055 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0XH, UK

4 University of Aberdeen, The Centre for Health Science, Old Perth Road, Inverness, IV2 3JH, UK

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BMC Family Practice 2012, 13:95  doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-95

Published: 4 October 2012

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Appendix 1. Statistical methods. Appendix 2 Using “patient scripts”.

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Appendix 3. Additional tests comparing “fast”, “medium” and “slow” revolving door patients. Appendix 4 Summary of the 3 samples of “revolving door” patients.

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