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2021 Jan-Dec

J Prim Care Community Health


How GPs can Recognize Persistent Frequent Attenders at Finnish Primary Health Care Using Electronic Patient Records.


Santalahti A, Luutonen S, Vahlberg T, Moen H, Salanterä S, Rautava P
J Prim Care Community Health. 2021 Jan-Dec; 12:21501327211024417.
PMID: 34109878.


The proportion of patients who are frequent attenders (FAs) varies from few percent to almost 30% of all patients. A small group of patients continued to visit GPs year after year. In previous studies, it has been reported that over 15% of all 1-year FAs were persistent frequent attenders (pFAs).