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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.13.NQ88001

Management and referral strategies of patients with motion sickness in primary care

Dr. María Gabriela Balarezo García, Dr. María Isabel Fong Betancourt, Dr. Viviana Alejandra Beltrán Culqui

Abstract

Introduction: Dizziness is a common problem in primary care; the symptoms pose a diagnostic challenge, as there are many potential causes. Objective: To determine the management of patients with symptoms of dizziness in primary care. Methods: A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted on managing 503 patients who visited their general practitioner complaining of dizziness. Results: The number of visits ranged from one to more than 15, with 53% (n=269) attending once, 22% (n=113) twice, and 24% (n=121) visiting on three or more occasions. Conclusions: More than one in six patients who visited their primary care physician for dizziness did not meet the patient management criteria.

Keywords

dizziness, vertigo, primary care, management, general medicine source: DeCS

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