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  • Carolyn Chew-Graham, Keele University
  • Norbert Donner-Banzhoff, University of Marburg
  • Mark Harris, University of New South Wales
  • Christos Lionis, University of Crete
  • Brian McKinstry, Edinburgh University
  • Harm van Marwijk, VU University Medical Centre

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    Motivating patients with COPD

    A new type of short-term intervention can help to motivate patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to better self-manage by addressing their psychosocial needs through a more holistic approach.

    BMC Family Practice 2014, 15:164
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    Quantifying health issues in primary care

    A new rating tool can assess communication between the GPs and patients to quantify the number and type of problems encountered, especially in multi-morbidity consultations, and allow reliable comparisons across studies.

    BMC Family Practice 2014, 15:105

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