Beneath the symptom iceberg

Data came from 20 practices across the UK. A total of 2474 adults completed a questionnaire about physical or psychological symptoms.

There were 1681 people who gave complete details of symptoms they had experienced in the previous two weeks. Younger people and those with a chronic illness were more likely to report having symptoms.

These symptoms resulted in 244 consultations. Patients with chronic illness, people unable to work and those