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Publication - Dr Gemma Lasseter

    Stool submission by general practitioners in SW England - when, why and how?

    A qualitative study

    Citation

    McNulty, CAM, Lasseter, G, Newby, K, Joshi, P, Yoxall, H, Kumaran, K, O'Brien, SJ & Evans, M, 2012, ‘Stool submission by general practitioners in SW England - when, why and how?: A qualitative study’. BMC Family Practice, vol 13., pp. 77

    Abstract

    We know little about when and why general practitioners (GPs) submit stool specimens in patients with diarrhoea. The recent UK-wide intestinal infectious disease (IID2) study found ten GP consultations for every case reported to national surveillance. We aimed to explore what factors influence GP's decisions to send stool specimens for laboratory investigation, and what guidance, if any, informs them.

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