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Journal: The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners

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Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood. According to guidelines, a diagnosis of asthma should be confirmed using lung function testing in children aged >6 years. Previous studies indicate that asthma in children is probably overdiagnosed. However, the extent has not previously been assessed.

Concepts: Medicine, Asthma, Lung, Medical terms, Retrospective, Chronic

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Emergency diagnosis of cancer is common and aetiologically complex. The proportion of emergency presenters who have consulted previously with relevant symptoms is uncertain.

Concepts: Medical terms, Physician

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The loss of GPs in the early stages of their careers is contributing to the GP workforce crisis. Recruitment in the UK remains below the numbers needed to support the demand for GP care.

Concepts: European Union, United Kingdom, Europe, England, English language, The Loss, Wales, Northern Ireland

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Women may not seek help for perinatal psychological distress, despite regular contact with primary care services. Barriers include ignorance of symptoms, inability to disclose distress, others' attitudes, and cultural expectations. Much of the evidence has been obtained from North American populations and may not, therefore, extrapolate to the UK.

Concepts: United States, Sociology, United Kingdom, Europe, English language, Canada, North America, Caribbean

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