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In primary care, ‘safety-netting’ – a term first coined in 1987 – is a diagnostic strategy that involves monitoring patients with symptoms possibly indicative of serious illness until they are...


Globally, seasonal influenza causes an estimated 389 000 deaths from respiratory disease each year. This is cited by Kajikawa et al (2022), who highlight the importance of understanding why...


In this meta-analysis of 208 studies with 3 550 997 participants from over 32 countries, Sawadogo et al (2022) evaluated the association between overweight or obesity and COVID-19-related...

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Smith et al (2019) cite data showing that in Scotland, where 89% of older adults take one or more prescribed medications, there is a projected 25% increase in over-75s with complex health and social...

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