Scholarly Works - Public Health and Primary Care - Primary Care Unit
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The Primary Care Unit is based within the Department of Public Health and Primary Care which is one of Europe’s premier university departments of population health sciences. Staff from the unit make a major contribution to clinical teaching within the Cambridge Clinical School, to postgraduate education by supporting Masters and PhD students and Academic Clinical Fellows, and to research. Research hosted within the unit includes the Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease Group, the Behavioural Science Group, a Department of Health Policy Research Unit on Behaviour and Health, the Cancer, Genetics and Palliative Care Group, and the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research.
Perceptions of self-rated health among stroke survivors: a qualitative study in the United Kingdom. (BioMed Central, 2018-04-02)Abstract Background Self-rated health predicts health outcomes independently of levels of disability or mood. Little is known about what influences the subjective health experience of stroke survivors. Our aim was to ...
Long-Term Costs and Health Consequences of Issuing Shorter Duration Prescriptions for Patients with Chronic Health Conditions in the English NHS. (Open Mind Journals, 2018-06)Background: The NHS in England spends over £9 billion on prescription medicines dispensed in primary care, of which over two thirds is accounted for by repeat prescriptions. Recently, GPs in England have been urged to limit ...
OPtimising Treatment for MIld Systolic hypertension in the Elderly (OPTiMISE): A protocol for a randomised controlled trial (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017-05)Hypertension is the number one co-morbid condition in older people with multiple chronic conditions, and over half of those aged >80 years are prescribed two or more antihypertensive medications (equivalent to approximately ...