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(p. 77) The biopsychosocial approach: a note of caution 

(p. 77) The biopsychosocial approach: a note of caution
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(p. 77) The biopsychosocial approach: a note of caution
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George Davey Smith

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10.1093/med:psych/9780198530343.003.0005
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date: 17 September 2019

This chapter provides a critique of whether the biopsychosocial model is useful in understanding aetiological factors in chronic diseases. It illustrates the arguments by referring to studies on peptic ulcer and ischaemic heart diseases, and shows that bias and confounding can generate spurious findings and associations, especially in observational studies.

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