Adherence to treatment and related factors among patients with chronic conditions in primary care: a cross-sectional study
Adherence to treatment, a public health issue, is of particular importance in chronic disease therapies. Primary care practices offer ideal venues for the effective care and management of these conditions. The... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Cesar I. Fernandez-Lazaro, Juan M. Garc ía-González, David P. Adams, Diego Fernandez-Lazaro, Juan Mielgo-Ayuso, Alberto Caballero-Garcia, Francisca Moreno Racionero, Alfredo Córdova and Jose A. Miron-Canelo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An educational study to investigate the efficacy of three training methods for infiltration techniques on self-efficacy and skills of trainees in general practice
Research shows that few general practitioners perform intra- and periarticular infiltrations. Lack of good training strategies to teach these skills would be an important reason for this observation. In this s... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Nele R. Michels and Els Vanhomwegen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Determinants of intentions to monitor antihypertensive medication adherence in Irish community pharmacy: a factorial survey
Community pharmacy represents an important setting to identify patients who may benefit from an adherence intervention, however it remains unclear whether it would be feasible to monitor antihypertensive adher... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Paul Dillon, Ronald McDowell, Susan M. Smith, Paul Gallagher and Gr áinne Cousins Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A global picture of family medicine: the view from a WONCA Storybooth
Family Medicine is a novel discipline in many countries, where the motivation for training and value added to communities is not well-described. Our purpose was to understand the reason behind the choice of Fa... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 12, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Vincent K. Cubaka, Clayton Dyck, Russell Dawe, Baraa Alghalyini, Molly Whalen-Browne, Gabriel Cejas and Christine Gibson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Identifying policies and strategies for general practitioner retention in direct patient care in the United Kingdom: a RAND/UCLA appropriateness method panel study
The United Kingdom (UK) is experiencing a general practitioner (GP) workforce retention crisis. Research has focused on investigating why GPs intend to quit, but less is known about the acceptability and effec... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 12, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Rupa Chilvers, Suzanne H. Richards, Emily Fletcher, Alex Aylward, Sarah Dean, Chris Salisbury and John Campbell Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Diagnostic methods for acute otitis media in 1 to 12  year old children: a cross sectional study in primary health care
Otoscopy alone has low sensitivity and specificity for acute otitis media (AOM). Otomicroscopy and pneumatic methods are superior to otoscopy. However, these methods require clinical skills. The use of differe... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: P är-Daniel Sundvall, Chrysoula E. Papachristodoulou and Lena Nordeman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Tinkering at the margins: evaluating the pace and direction of primary care reform in Ontario, Canada
Primary care reform has been on the political agenda in Canada and many industrialized countries for several decades; it is widely seen as the foundation for broader health system transformation. Federal inves... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Monica Aggarwal and A. Paul Williams Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Capturing pharmacists ’ impact in general practice: an e-Delphi study to attempt to reach consensus amongst experts about what activities to record
In the UK, there is ongoing integration of pharmacists into general practice as a new healthcare service in primary care. Evaluation of the service involves national measures that require pharmacists to record... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Georgios Dimitrios Karampatakis, Kath Ryan, Nilesh Patel and Graham Stretch Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Nutrition and physical activity counselling by general practitioners in Lithuania, 2000 –2014
Primary health care plays a crucial role in providing recommendations on a healthy diet and physical activity to assist patients in weight management. (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Vilma Kriaucioniene, Janina Petkeviciene and Asta Raskiliene Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Designing the relational team development intervention to improve management of mental health in primary care using iterative stakeholder engagement
Team-based models of care are efficacious in improving outcomes for patients with mental and physical illnesses. However, primary care clinics have been slow to adopt these models. We used iterative stakeholde... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Danielle F. Loeb, Danielle M. Kline, Kurt Kroenke, Cynthia Boyd, Elizabeth A. Bayliss, Evette Ludman, L. Miriam Dickinson, Ingrid A. Binswanger and Samantha P. Monson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of rural address and distance from clinic on depression outcomes within a primary care medical home practice
Depression is the second leading cause of death among young adults and a major cause of disability worldwide. Some studies suggest a disparity between rural and urban outcomes for depression. Collaborative Car... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 5, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Hailon Wong, Kyle Moore, Kurt B. Angstman and Gregory M. Garrison Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Health TAPESTRY: co-designing interprofessional primary care programs for older adults using the persona-scenario method
Working with patients and health care providers to co-design health interventions is gaining global prominence. While co-design of interventions is important for all patients, it is particularly important for ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ruta Valaitis, Jennifer Longaphy, Jenny Ploeg, Gina Agarwal, Doug Oliver, Kalpana Nair, Monika Kastner, Ernie Avilla and Lisa Dolovich Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acceptability of the BATHE technique amongst GPs and frequently attending patients in primary care: a nested qualitative study
BATHE is a brief psychosocial intervention designed for physician use in patient consultations. The technique has gained some international recognition, but there is currently limited research evidence to demo... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 3, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Clare Thomas, Helen Cramer, Sue Jackson, David Kessler, Chris Metcalfe, Charlie Record and Rebecca K. Barnes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Self-management support for chronic disease in primary care: frequency of patient self-management problems and patient reported priorities, and alignment with ultimate behavior goal selection
To enable delivery of high quality patient-centered care, as well as to allow primary care health systems to allocate appropriate resources that align with patients ’ identified self-management problems (SM-Pro... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - August 29, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Danielle M. Hessler, Lawrence Fisher, Vicky Bowyer, L. Miriam Dickinson, Bonnie T. Jortberg, Bethany Kwan, Douglas H. Fernald, Matt Simpson and W. Perry Dickinson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

General practitioners ’ perspectives on chronic care consultations for patients with a history of cancer: a qualitative interview study
General practitioners (GPs) are responsible for managing chronic care in the growing population of patients with comorbid chronic conditions and cancer. Studies have shown, however, that cancer patients are le... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - August 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Anne Beiter Arreskov, Anette Hauskov Graungaard, Mads Toft Kristensen, Jens S øndergaard and Annette Sofie Davidsen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Direct access CT for suspicion of brain tumour: an analysis of referral pathways in a population-based patient group
Brain tumour patients see their primary care doctor on average three or more times before diagnosis, so there may be an opportunity to identify ‘at risk’ patients earlier. Suspecting a brain tumour diagnosis i... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - August 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: K. Zienius, Ip Chak-Lam, J. Park, M. Ozawa, W. Hamilton, D. Weller, D. Summers, L. Porteous, S. Mohiuddin, E. Keeney, W. Hollingworth, Y. Ben-Shlomo, R. Grant and P. M. Brennan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Feasibility of referral to a therapist for assessment of psychiatric problems in primary care – an interview study
Depression and anxiety disorders are common in primary care. Comorbidities are frequent, and the diagnoses can be difficult. The Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) can be a support in the cli... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - August 19, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Agneta Pettersson, Sonja Modin, Henna Hasson and Ingvar Krakau Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Psychological intervention at a primary health care center: predictors of success
Few studies in Portugal have attempted to assess the impact of psychological interventions in primary health care regarding the problems shared by clients, and which variables predicted the success of this int... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - August 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Miguel Ricou, S ílvia Marina, Paula Marinho Vieira, Ivone Duarte, Inês Sampaio, Joana Regalado and Catarina Canário Tags: Research article Source Type: research

General practitioners who never perform Pap smear: the medical offer and the socio-economic context around their office could limit their involvement in cervical cancer screening
In France, with the growing scarcity of gynecologists and a globally low and socially differentiated coverage of cervical cancer screening (CCS), general practitioners (GPs) are valuable resources to improve s... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - August 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Chiara Maj, Lorraine Poncet, Henri Panjo, Arnaud Gautier, Pierre Chauvin, Gwenn Menvielle, Emmanuelle Cadot, Virginie Ringa and Laurent Rigal Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Are German family practitioners and psychiatrists sufficiently trained to diagnose and treat patients with alcohol problems?
Harmful alcohol consumption in Germany is a serious public health problem: About 7.7 million adults in Germany can be classified as risky alcohol consumers, about 74,000 deaths per year are related to alcohol ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - August 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: T. Hoffmann, K. Voigt, J. Kugler, L. Peschel, A. Bergmann and H. Riemenschneider Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Which positive factors give general practitioners job satisfaction and make general practice a rewarding career? A European multicentric qualitative research by the European general practice research network
General Practice (GP) seems to be perceived as less attractive throughout Europe. Most of the policies on the subject focused on negative factors. An EGPRN research team from eight participating countries was ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - August 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: B. Le Floch, H. Bastiaens, J. Y. Le Reste, H. Lingner, R. Hoffman, S. Czachowski, R. Assenova, T. H. Koskela, Z. Klemenc-Ketis, P. Nabbe, A. Sowinska, T. Montier and L. Peremans Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Preventive Evidence into Practice: what factors matter in a facilitation intervention to prevent vascular disease in family practice?
This study aimed to identify factors explaining variations in the impact ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - August 8, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Grant Russell, Riki Lane, Sharon Parker, John Litt, Danielle Mazza, Jane Lloyd, Nicholas Zwar, Mieke van Driel, Chris Del Mar, Jane Smith and Mark F. Harris Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Communication practices for delivering health behaviour change conversations in primary care: a systematic review and thematic synthesis
Clinical guidelines exhort clinicians to encourage patients to improve their health behaviours. However, most offer little support on how to have these conversations in practice. Clinicians fear that health be... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - August 3, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: C. Albury, A. Hall, A. Syed, S. Ziebland, E. Stokoe, N. Roberts, H. Webb and P. Aveyard Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The association between PaTz and improved palliative care in the primary care setting: a cross-sectional survey
The PaTz-method (acronym for Palliatieve Thuiszorg, palliative care at home) is perceived to improve coordination, continuity and communication in palliative care in the Netherlands. Although important for fur... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - August 3, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ian Koper, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Annicka G. M. Van der Plas, Bart P. M. Schweitzer and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Medication errors in primary health care records; a cross-sectional study in Southern Sweden
This study, which was conducted in Swedish primary health care, aimed to assess how well the medication lists in ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 31, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Sofia S äfholm, Åsa Bondesson and Sara Modig Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patient perspectives on colorectal cancer screening and the role of general practice
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most frequent cause of cancer death in Australia. Early detection can reduce incidence and mortality. General practice-based initiatives have been proposed to improve CRC ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 29, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Lynsey J. Brown, S. Leigh Roeger and Richard L. Reed Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prioritising physical and psychological symptoms: what are the barriers and facilitators to the discussion of anxiety in the primary care consultation?
Anxiety is under-recorded and under-treated in the UK and is under-represented in research compared with depression. Detecting anxiety can be difficult because of co-existing conditions. GPs can be reluctant t... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: M. C. Barnes, D. Kessler, C. Archer and N. Wiles Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of training general practitioners to improve the implementation of brief stop-smoking advice in German primary care: study protocol of a pragmatic, 2-arm cluster randomised controlled trial (the ABCII trial)
The German clinical guideline on tobacco addiction recommends that general practitioners (GPs) provide brief stop-smoking advice to their patients according to the “5A” or the much briefer “ABC” method, but it... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Sabrina Kastaun, Verena Leve, Jaqueline Hildebrandt, Christian Funke, Stephanie Becker, Diana Lubisch, Wolfgang Viechtbauer, Olaf Reddemann, Linn Hempel, Hayden McRobbie, Tobias Raupach, Robert West and Daniel Kotz Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Process evaluation of a cluster randomised intervention in Swedish primary care: using care managers in collaborative care to improve care quality for patients with depression
The collaborative care model with a care manager has previously generated beneficial results for patients with depression in terms of decreased burden of depression symptoms. A care manager function has been t... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: I. Svenningsson, E-L Petersson, C. Udo, J. Westman, C. Bj örkelund and L. Wallin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence of hazardous alcohol use among Spanish primary care providers
The objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence of ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 26, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Esperanza Romero-Rodr íguez, Luis Ángel Pérula de Torres, Juan Manuel Parras Rejano, Fernando Leiva-Cepas, Francisco Camarelles Guillem, Rodrigo Fernández Márquez and José Ángel Fernández García Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Discontinuation of antidepressant medication in primary care supported by monitoring plus mindfulness-based cognitive therapy versus monitoring alone: design and protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial
Antidepressant use continues to rise, mainly explained by an increase in the proportion of patients receiving long term treatment. Although treatment guidelines recommend discontinuation after sustained remiss... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 26, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Carolien Wentink, Marloes J. Huijbers, Peter Lucassen, Cornelis Kramers, Reinier Akkermans, Eddy Adang, Jan Spijker and Anne E. M. Speckens Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Assessing quality improvement capacity in primary care practices
Healthy Hearts Northwest (H2N) is a study of external support strategies to build quality improvement (QI) capacity in primary care with a focus on cardiovascular risk factors: appropriate aspirin use, blood p... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Michael L. Parchman, Melissa L. Anderson, Katie Coleman, Le Ann Michaels, Linnaea Schuttner, Cullen Conway, Clarissa Hsu and Lyle J. Fagnan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Understanding the influence of parent-clinician communication on antibiotic prescribing for children with respiratory tract infections in primary care: a qualitative observational study using a conversation analysis approach
Acute respiratory tract infections (RTI) in children are a common reason for antibiotic prescribing. Clinicians ’ prescribing decisions are influenced by perceived parental expectations for antibiotics, however... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 19, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Christie Cabral, Jeremy Horwood, Jon Symonds, Jenny Ingram, Patricia J. Lucas, Niamh M. Redmond, Joe Kai, Alastair D. Hay and Rebecca K. Barnes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Can patients with low health literacy be identified from routine primary care health records? A cross-sectional and prospective analysis
People with low health literacy (HL) are at increased risk of poor health outcomes, and receive less benefit from healthcare services. However, healthcare practitioners can effectively adapt healthcare informa... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 18, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Paul Campbell, Martyn Lewis, Ying Chen, Rosie J. Lacey, Gillian Rowlands and Joanne Protheroe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Barriers and facilitators to screening and treating malnutrition in older adults living in the community: a mixed-methods synthesis
Malnutrition (specifically undernutrition) in older, community-dwelling adults reduces well-being and predisposes to disease. Implementation of screen-and-treat policies could help to systematically detect and... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Philine S. Harris, Liz Payne, Leanne Morrison, Sue M. Green, Daniela Ghio, Claire Hallett, Emma L. Parsons, Paul Aveyard, Helen C. Roberts, Michelle Sutcliffe, Si ân Robinson, Joanna Slodkowska-Barabasz, Paul S. Little, Michael A. Stroud and Lucy Yardley Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Difficult-to-treat and severe asthma in general practice: delivery and evaluation of an educational program
Asthma, a common yet complex airway disorder affecting about 11% of Australians, is well-controlled in only 54% of people with asthma. Those with difficult-to-treat and severe asthma are more likely to experie... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Isla Hains, Josh Meyers, Kirsten Sterling, Jeannie Yoo, Helen Reddel and Clare Weston Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Awareness of limited joint mobility in type 2 diabetes in general practice in the Netherlands: an online questionnaire survey
Next to the well-known micro- and macrovascular complications, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities referred to as limited joint mobility (LJM),... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Login Ahmed S. Alabdali, Jasmien Jaeken, Geert-Jan Dinant and Ramon P. G. Ottenheijm Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Shared medical appointments and patient-centered experience: a mixed-methods systematic review
Shared medical appointments (SMAs), or group visits, are a healthcare delivery method with the potential to improve chronic disease management and preventive care. In this review, we sought to better understan... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 8, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Kim H. Wadsworth, Trevor G. Archibald, Allison E. Payne, Anita K. Cleary, Byron L. Haney and Adam S. Hoverman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patients ’ health literacy in relation to the preference for a general practitioner as the source of health information
For many patients, the general practitioner (GP) is the most important point of contact for obtaining information about a wide range of health topics. However, patients with different characteristics may seek ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Monika Oedekoven, Wolfram J. Herrmann, Clemens Ernsting, Susanne Schnitzer, Melanie Kanzler, Adelheid Kuhlmey and Paul Gellert Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors affecting the work competency and stability of family doctors in Shanghai: a tracking study
Family doctors can fulfill the gatekeeper duty to protect the residents ’ health, which depends on their work competency and stability. The study aimed to identify factors influencing work competency and stabil... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Shanshan Liu, Luan Wang, Tao Zhang, Chengjun Liu, Hong Liang, Yimin Zhang and Dongfeng Guo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effects of gatekeeping on the quality of primary care in Guangdong Province, China: a cross-sectional study using primary care assessment tool-adult edition
Developed countries have widely implemented a gatekeeping system as a core policy of primary care, also known as the system of first visit in the community. As gatekeepers, general practitioners are responsibl... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Cuiying Liang, Jie Mei, Yuan Liang, Ruwei Hu, Li Li and Li Kuang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Concordance of care processes between medical records and patient self-administered questionnaires
The objective of this study is to assess the concordance of cardiovascular care p... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 3, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Cynthia Khanji, Mireille E. Schnitzer, C éline Bareil, Sylvie Perreault and Lyne Lalonde Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections in the United States outpatient setting
Acute respiratory tract infections (ARIs) are common in the outpatient setting. Although they are predominantly viral, antibiotics are often prescribed for the treatment of ARIs. (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - July 2, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Amy L. Shaver, David M. Jacobs, Michael J. LaMonte and Katia Noyes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Understanding the diagnosis of pre-diabetes in patients aged over 85 in English primary care: a qualitative study
This study aims to understand how clinicians are... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - June 29, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Patrick Burch, Thomas Blakeman, Peter Bower and Caroline Sanders Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors associated with patients ’ and GPs’ assessment of the burden of treatment in multimorbid patients: a cross-sectional study in primary care
The objective of our study was to identify factors asso... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - June 28, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Lilli Herzig, Andreas Zeller, J érôme Pasquier, Sven Streit, Stefan Neuner-Jehle, Sophie Excoffier and Dagmar M Haller Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Danish general practitioners have found their own way of using point-of-care ultrasonography in primary care: a qualitative study
General practitioners increasingly use point-of-care ultrasonography despite a lack of evidence-based guidelines for their appropriate use in primary care. Little is known about the integration of ultrasonogra... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - June 28, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Camilla Aakj ær Andersen, Annette Sofie Davidsen, John Brodersen, Ole Graumann and Martin Bach Jensen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Improving continuity by bringing the cancer patient, general practitioner and oncologist together in a shared video-based consultation – protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Strengthening the coordination, continuity and intersectoral cooperation for cancer patients ’ during cancer treatment is being underlined by international guidelines and research. General practitioners have as... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - June 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Theis Bitz Trabjerg, Lars Henrik Jensen, Jens S øndergaard, Jeffrey James Sisler and Dorte Gilså Hansen Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Patient-centered communication and shared decision making to reduce HbA1c levels of patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus - results of the cluster-randomized controlled DEBATE trial
Does an intervention designed to foster patient-centered communication and shared decision making among GPs and their patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus reduce the level of HbA1c. (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - June 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Anja Wollny, Attila Altiner, Anne Daubmann, Eva Drewelow, Christian Helbig, Susanne L öscher, Michael Pentzek, Sara Santos, Karl Wegscheider, Stefan Wilm and Christin Löffler Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessing system-based trainings for primary care teams and quality-of-life of patients with multimorbidity in Thailand: patient and provider surveys
Strengthening primary care is considered a global strategy to address non-communicable diseases and their comorbidity. However, empirical evidence of the longer-term benefits of capacity building programmes fo... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - June 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Paibul Suriyawongpaisal, Wichai Aekplakorn, Borwornsom Leerapan, Fatim Lakha, Samrit Srithamrongsawat and Suparpit von Bormann Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence and predictors of having no general practitioner - analysis of the German health interview and examination survey for adults (DEGS1)
Although patients in Germany are generally free to choose their primary healthcare provider, this role should mainly be assumed by general practitioners (GPs). While some predictors of the frequency of use of ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - June 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Judith Tillmann, Marie-Therese Puth, Klaus Weckbecker, Manuela Klaschik and Eva M ünster Tags: Research article Source Type: research