Healthcare costs incurred by patients repeatedly referred to secondary medical care with medically unexplained symptoms: a cost of illness study

Christopher Burton, Kelly McGorm, Gerry Richardson, David Weller, Michael Sharpe

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Abstract

Some patients are repeatedly referred from primary to secondary care with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). We aimed to estimate the healthcare costs incurred by such referrals and to compare them with those incurred by other referred patients from the same defined primary care sample.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-7
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Psychosomatic Research
Volume72
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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