Assessing range of health problems and issues in GP consultations




Developers: Procter, 2014

Year of publication: 2014

Date last updated: 7 June 2024

Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: Primary care

Restriction to setting(s): Not specified

Target group: Patients visiting GPs & GPs

Language(s): English

Specific constructs/behaviours:

10 issues; 1. physical; 2. emotional/psychological; 3. Social; Administrative; 5. Medication related; 6. Order/refer to tests; 7. Dicuss test results/treatment; 8. Behavioural health prevention/maintenance; 9. Medicalized health prevention/maintenance; 10. third party issues. In addition, 17 problems/diseases are coded.

Tool topics:

Responding to patients’ requests for information/responding to questions
Task-oriented/technical/instrumental communication

Intended application: Education, Research

Reference(s) to development/validation paper(s):

Procter, S., Stewart, K., Reeves, D., Bowen, L., Purdy, S., Ridd, M., & Salisbury, C. (2014). Complex consultations in primary care: a tool for assessing the range of health problems and issues addressed in general practice consultations. BMC family practice, 15(1), 1-8.


Tool/manual available: Yes. (Included in the paper)