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BACKGROUND: Nurses in general practice are increasingly managing minor illness. This literature review examines the management of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) as one area of patient care where nurses can make a major contribution. CONCLUSION: The challenge for nurses is to respond to the changing healthcare environment creatively and in collaboration with doctors and patients.


Journal article


Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)

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