Affiliation: University of Bristol
- Attitudes and behaviour of general practitioners and their prescribing costs: a national cross sectional surveyC Watkins
General Practitioner, Backwell and Nailsea Medical Group, Backwell, Bristol BS48 3HA, UK
Qual Saf Health Care 12:29-34. 2003..GPs at the top of the range have annual prescribing costs that are almost twice as much as those at the bottom of the range. This variation cannot be accounted for purely in terms of differences in underlying need for health care...
- Characteristics of general practitioners who frequently see drug industry representatives: national cross sectional studyChris Watkins
Backwell and Nailsea Medical Group, Backwell, Bristol BS48 3HA
BMJ 326:1178-9. 2003
- Factors affecting feasibility and acceptability of a practice-based educational intervention to support evidence-based prescribing: a qualitative studyChris Watkins
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
Fam Pract 21:661-9. 2004..The design of the intervention was informed by studies that have identified the pre-requisites of successful behaviour change in general practice...
- Evaluating health-care: the perspectives of sufferers with upper limb painM Calnan
MRC HSRC, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Health Expect 8:149-60. 2005..Research into patient experiences and evaluation of health-care has been neglected and the study presented here aims to fill this gap...
- Making sense of aches and painsM Calnan
MRC HSRC, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
Fam Pract 23:91-105. 2006..The uncertainty about the status of upper limb disorders (ULDs), particularly the non-specific conditions, is believed to have consequences for clinical management and patient care...
- Illness action rediscovered: a case study of upper limb painM Calnan
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Sociol Health Illn 29:321-46. 2007..Sufferers evaluated the care they received in terms of pain alleviation, and were resigned to searching for the best way of living with their pain...
- Effectiveness of ear syringing in general practice: a randomised controlled trial and patients' experiencesDavid Memel
Air Balloon Surgery, St George, Bristol
Br J Gen Pract 52:906-11. 2002..Ear syringing is a common procedure performed for a variety of symptoms in primary care. Reports of its effectiveness vary considerably and no randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have been performed...
- Disabling musculoskeletal pain and its relation to somatization: a community-based postal surveyKeith T Palmer
MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK
Occup Med (Lond) 55:612-7. 2005..Somatization (a tendency to report distress from somatic symptoms) is a little studied, but potentially important, confounder and effect modifier in occupational studies of musculoskeletal disease...