Managing eating disorder patients in primary care in the UK: a qualitative study

Marie Reid, Sarah Williams, Richard Hammersley

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    Abstract

    It is the general practitioner's (GP's) responsibility to diagnose and manage the care of eating disorder patients but recent surveys suggest that there may be problems. In this qualitative study we have explored the perceptions of 20 GPs. In general they felt that eating disorders had little quantitative impact on their services due to low prevalence, but a high impact when they did occurr due to their complexity. Patients' needs in primary care include improved assessment, constructive holding and monitoring, staff training, referral and continuity of care.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-9
    Number of pages9
    JournalEating Disorders: the Journal of Treatment and Prevention
    Volume18
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

    Keywords

    • eating disorders
    • health psychology
    • primary healthcare

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