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Medically unexplained symptoms in patients attending medical clinics 

Medically unexplained symptoms in patients attending medical clinics
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Medically unexplained symptoms in patients attending medical clinics
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Michael Sharpe

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.260503
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date: 22 October 2017

Patients commonly present to doctors with symptoms, and doctors seek disease to explain these symptoms. However, in about one-third of medical outpatients the symptoms remain inadequately explained by disease, even after exhaustive assessment. The size of the problem of medically unexplained symptoms, their cost to services, and public health importance are all becoming increasingly clear....

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