Why are GPs treating subclinical hypothyroidism? Case note review and GP survey

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Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCHo) is a common biochemical diagnosis in older age. Evidence of impact is inconclusive and guidelines are inconsistent. With increasing numbers of thyroid function tests (TFTs) performed, GPs frequently have to make management decisions regarding this diagnosis. However, little is known about how SCHo is currently being managed in primary care.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-84
Number of pages10
JournalPrimary Health Care Research & Development
Issue number2
Early online date1 Aug 2012
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013