This study describes the utilization of surgical operations, frequency and outcome of medical and surgical treatment in a group of persistent somatizers compared with a control group of non-somatizers.
The study was carried out using the Danish national medical register to identify persons in the general population (age range 17-49 yr) with at least 10 general admissions during an 8-yr period.
Persistent somatizers were defined as persons with more than six medically unexplained general hospital admissions in their lifetimes before 1985.
Conversely, non-somatizers were patients whose admissions could mainly be ascribed to well-defined somatic disorders.
Mots-clés Pascal : Conversion somatique, Diagnostic différentiel, Facteur risque, Chirurgie, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Somatic conversion, Differential diagnostic, Risk factor, Surgery, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Cost analysis, Health economy, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0388797
Code Inist : 002B18C10. Création : 199406.