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Can an acute admission to hospital be an opportunity for healthcare professionals to provide physical activity advice? A qualitative study of patients’ perspectives


Abstract Physical inactivity causes morbidity, mortality and healthcare expenditure. A minority of people undertake sufficient physical activity to meet the DoH recommendations. NICE has determined that brief advice in primary care is costeffective in increasing physical activity levels but there is no current recommendation for secondary care. Acute medical admissions represent “teachable moments”…

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