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Concept: Anarchy in the U.K.

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Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE) is a serious medical emergency whose pathogenesis is well understood and reviewed in this paper. Summarizing the evidence for its prophylaxis and management, the authors suggest that, in the UK, there is evidence that many patients identified as being at risk of WE currently do not receive appropriate treatment, despite the availability (not universal) of guidelines and protocols.

Concepts: Illness, United Kingdom, Anarchy in the U.K., Pathologic nystagmus, Encephalopathy, Wernicke's encephalopathy, Act of Parliament, Carl Wernicke

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Studies suggest that increased breastfeeding rates can provide substantial financial savings, but the scale of such savings in the UK is not known.

Concepts: Economics, United Kingdom, Investment, Anarchy in the U.K., Decolonization

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UK Dementia Strategies prioritise fair access to mental and physical healthcare. We investigated whether there are inequalities by deprivation or gender in healthcare received by people with dementia, and compared healthcare received by people with and without dementia.

Concepts: United Kingdom, English language, German language, Anarchy in the U.K., Decolonization, Welsh language

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There are a lack of reliable data on the epidemiology and associated burden and costs of asthma. We sought to provide the first UK-wide estimates of the epidemiology, healthcare utilisation and costs of asthma.

Concepts: United Kingdom, Germany, Ethnic group, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Member of Parliament, Anarchy in the U.K., Parliament of the United Kingdom, Nationality

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Heart failure is a common long term condition affecting around 900 000 people in the UK and patients commonly present to primary care. The prognosis of patients with a code of heart failure in their primary care record is unknown.

Concepts: Time, Medical terms, United Kingdom, Medical diagnosis, English language, Term, Primary school, Anarchy in the U.K.

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To study the salt and sugars content of breakfast cereals sold in the UK between 1992 and 2015.

Concepts: United Kingdom, Anarchy in the U.K., Decolonization, Breakfast

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To determine how ‘overdiagnosis’ is currently conceptualised among adults in the UK in light of previous research, which has found that the term is difficult for the public to understand and awareness is low. This study aimed to add to current debates on healthcare in which overdiagnosis is a prominent issue.

Concepts: Understanding, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Incandescent light bulb, Radio, Anarchy in the U.K., Decolonization

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To explore public attitudes towards modifying frequency of mammography screening based on genetic risk.

Concepts: United Kingdom, Radio, Anarchy in the U.K., Decolonization

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To examine doctors' experiences of complaints, including which aspects are most stressful. We also investigated how doctors felt complaints processes could be improved.

Concepts: Research methods, United Kingdom, Birmingham, Quantitative research, Great Britain, Anarchy in the U.K., Decolonization

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Good nursing handover is central to the delivery of high-quality care. However, there are no national tools available to audit and benchmark practice standards in this area. Following a review of the literature, evidence-based best practice standards were identified and used by the author to audit nursing handover in one acute NHS trust in the UK. Results of the audit were used to assure quality of care and identify areas for improvement.

Concepts: Evaluation, United Kingdom, Area, Best practice, Anarchy in the U.K., The Delivery