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From: What is important, what needs treating? How GPs perceive older patients’ multiple health problems: a mixed method research study

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Themes for unimportant problems. The circles represent the categories inductively developed by qualitative content analysis. The size of the circles is proportional to the frequency of quotes in this category. The colour indicates the perspective that GPs tend to assume in this category. Themes identified: Theme 1: no need for further attention. Theme 2: doctor is fatalistic. Theme 3: doctor has no mandate. Theme 4: not a doctor’s responsibility. Theme 5: problem well under control. Theme 6: not important to patient. Theme 7: patient is not compliant.

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