- Attila Altiner, Rostock University
- 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
- Magdalena Morawska, BioMed Central
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.
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, 15:172
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