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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1978 January; 28(186): 46-47, 49-52.
PMCID: PMC2158698

The recognition of family and social problems by general practitioners: towards developing a taxonomy


A short feasibility study to investigate the recognition rate and precision of family problems by general practitioners is described. The need for such work in preparing a taxonomy of family and social problems, and the difficulties involved are discussed. Further support by general practitioners is invited.

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