Assessing the performance of centralized waiting lists for patients without a regular family physician using clinical-administrative data
With 4.6 million patients who do not have a regular family physician, Canada performs poorly compared to other OECD countries in terms of attachment to a family physician. To address this issue, several provin... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - January 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Mylaine Breton, M élanie Ann Smithman, Astrid Brousselle, Christine Loignon, Nassera Touati, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Kareen Nour, Antoine Boivin, Djamal Berbiche and Danièle Roberge Source Type: research

A nurse-led clinic for patients consulting with osteoarthritis in general practice: development and impact of training in a cluster randomised controlled trial
Despite a lack of service provision for people with osteoarthritis (OA), each year 1 in 5 of the general population consults a GP about a musculoskeletal condition such as OA. Consequently this may provide an ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - December 21, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Emma L. Healey, Chris J. Main, Sarah Ryan, Gretl A. McHugh, Mark Porcheret, Andrew G. Finney, Andrew Morden and Krysia S. Dziedzic Source Type: research

What influences general practitioners ’ use of exercise for patients with chronic knee pain? Results from a national survey
Exercise is a recommended ‘core’ treatment for chronic knee pain (CKP), however it appears to be underused by general practitioners (GPs). While behavioural theories suggest that attitudes and beliefs influenc... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - December 19, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Elizabeth Cottrell, Edward Roddy, Trishna Rathod, Mark Porcheret and Nadine E. Foster Source Type: research

Erratum to: Scoring and psychometric validation of the ‘Determinants of Intentions to Vaccinate’ (DIVA©) questionnaire
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Source: BMC Family Practice - December 19, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Luc Martinez, Fatoumata Fofana, Fran çois Raineri, Pascale Arnould, Khadra Benmedjahed, Guillaume Coindard, François Denis, Didier Duhot, Jean-Luc Gallais, Didier Seyler, Béatrice Tugaut and Benoit Arnould Source Type: research

Disenrollment from general practitioners among chronic patients: a register-based longitudinal study of Norwegian claims data
Norwegian general practitioners (GPs) consult on a variety of conditions with a mix of patient types. Patients with chronic diseases benefit from appropriate continuity of care and generally visit their GPs mo... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - December 15, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Anastasia Mokienko and Knut Reidar Wangen Source Type: research

The clinically excellent primary care physician: examples from the published literature
Clinical excellence is the ultimate goal in patient care. Exactly what the clinically excellent primary care physician (PCP) looks like and her characteristics have not been explicitly described. This manuscri... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - December 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Kimberley Lee, Scott M. Wright and Leah Wolfe Source Type: research

Relations between task delegation and job satisfaction in general practice: a systematic literature review
It has for years been discussed whether practice staff should be involved in patient care in general practice to a higher extent. The research concerning task delegation within general practice is generally in... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 30, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Helle Riisgaard, J ørgen Nexøe, Jette V. Le, Jens Søndergaard and Loni Ledderer Source Type: research

Long term condition morbidity in English general practice: a cross-sectional study using three composite morbidity measures
This study aimed to determine the characteristics of general practices with high... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 29, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Charlotte Weston, Alexander Gilkes, Stevo Durbaba, Peter Schofield, Patrick White and Mark Ashworth Source Type: research

Having a usual source of care and its associated factors in Korean adults: a cross-sectional study of the 2012 Korea Health Panel Survey
Usual source of care (USC) is one of the hallmarks of primary care. We aimed to examine the status of having a USC and its patient-related sociodemographic factors among Korean adults. (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 29, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ah Reum An, Kyoungwoo Kim, Jae-Ho Lee, Nak-Jin Sung, Sang-il Lee and Min Kyung Hyun Source Type: research

Impact of financial incentives on alcohol intervention delivery in primary care: a mixed-methods study
Local and national financial incentives were introduced in England between 2008 and 2015 to encourage screening and brief alcohol intervention delivery in primary care. We used routine Read Code data and inter... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 25, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Amy O ’Donnell, Catherine Haighton, David Chappel, Colin Shevills and Eileen Kaner Source Type: research

Do primary care professionals agree about progress with implementation of primary care teams: results from a cross sectional study
Primary care is the cornerstone of healthcare reform with policies across jurisdictions promoting interdisciplinary team working. The effective implementation of such health policies requires understanding the... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 22, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: E. Tierney, M. O ’Sullivan, L. Hickey, A. Hannigan, C. May, W. Cullen, N. Kennedy, L. Kineen and A. MacFarlane Source Type: research

Lesbian womens ’ access to healthcare, experiences with and expectations towards GPs in German primary care
Lesbian women have higher rates of physical and psychiatric disorders associated with experiences of discrimination, homophobia and difficulties with coming out. Therefore, easy access to specialized healthcar... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 21, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Oliver Hirsch, Karina L öltgen and Annette Becker Source Type: research

The need to scale up HIV indicator condition-guided testing for early case-finding: a case-control study in primary care
European guidelines recommend offering an HIV test to individuals who display HIV indicator conditions (ICs). We aimed to investigate the incidence of ICs in primary care reported in medical records prior to H... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 17, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ivo K. Joore, Denise E. Twisk, Ann M. Vanrolleghem, Maria de Ridder, Suzanne E. Geerlings, Jan E. A. M. van Bergen and Ingrid V. van den Broek Source Type: research

Identification of priorities for improvement of medication safety in primary care: a PRIORITIZE study
In this study, we aimed to identify the main causes of, and so... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 16, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Lorainne Tudor Car, Nikolaos Papachristou, Joseph Gallagher, Rajvinder Samra, Kerri Wazny, Mona El-Khatib, Adrian Bull, Azeem Majeed, Paul Aylin, Rifat Atun, Igor Rudan, Josip Car, Helen Bell, Charles Vincent and Bryony Dean Franklin Source Type: research

Non-coronary chest pain does not affect long-term mortality: a prospective, observational study using a matched population control
Chest pain assumed to be of non-coronary origin (NCCP) may be linked to enhanced mortality due to coronary heart disease (CHD). The aim of this study was to follow NCCP patients, as defined in primary care, wi... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 16, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Staffan Nilsson and Petter J äremo Source Type: research

Developing cultural competence in general practitioners: an integrative review of the literature
Cultural competence is a broad concept with multiple theoretical underpinnings and conflicting opinions on how it should be materialized. While it is recognized that cultural competence should be an integral p... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 15, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Kelly Watt, Penny Abbott and Jenny Reath Source Type: research

More primary care patients regret health decisions if they experienced decisional conflict in the consultation: a secondary analysis of a multicenter descriptive study
We sought to estimate the extent of decision regret among primary care patients and identify risk factors associated with regret. (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 10, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Maria-Margarita Becerra-Perez, Matthew Menear, Stephane Turcotte, Michel Labrecque and France L égaré Source Type: research

A screening protocol for child abuse at out-of-hours primary care locations: a descriptive study
Child abuse is often unrecognized at out-of-hours primary care (OOH-PC) services. The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of the screening instrument SPUTOVAMO-R2 for child abuse (checklist),... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 8, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Maartje C. M. Schouten, Henk F. van Stel, Theo J. M. Verheij, Edward E. S. Nieuwenhuis and Elise M. van de Putte Source Type: research

Ill and substance-abusing parents: how can the general practitioner help their children? A qualitative study
Severe illness among parents may interfere with their parenting. Children having ill or substance-abusing parents are at risk of own health problems and psychosocial difficulties. The health care system should... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 8, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Fr øydis Gullbrå, Tone Smith-Sivertsen, Guri Rortveit, Norman Anderssen and Marit Hafting Source Type: research

Factors influencing deprescribing for residents in Advanced Care Facilities: insights from General Practitioners in Australia and Sweden
General Practitioners (GPs) are responsible for primary prescribing decisions in most settings. Elderly patients living in Advanced Care Facilities (ACFs) often have significant co-morbidities to consider when... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 5, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Beata Borgstr öm Bolmsjö, Anna Palagyi, Lisa Keay, Jan Potter and Richard I. Lindley Source Type: research

Quality of primary health care in Poland from the perspective of the physicians providing it
Primary care (PC) allows patients to address most of their health needs and is essential for high quality healthcare systems. The aim of the study was to analyze the insight of nine core dimensions of Polish P... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 4, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Anna Krzto ń-Królewiecka, Marek Oleszczyk, Willemijn LA Schäfer, Wienke GW Boerma and Adam Windak Source Type: research

Exploring the barriers and facilitators to use of point of care tests in family medicine clinics in the United States
Point-of-care tests (POCTs) are increasingly used in family medicine clinics in the United States. While the diagnostics industry predicts significant growth in the number and scope of POCTs deployed, little i... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 3, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Victoria Hardy, Matthew Thompson, William Alto, Gina A. Keppel, Jaime Hornecker, Adriana Linares, Beth Robitaille and Laura-Mae Baldwin Source Type: research

The burden of cardiovascular morbidity in a European Mediterranean population with multimorbidity: a cross-sectional study
The objective of this stud... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - November 3, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Concepci ón Violán, Néker Bejarano-Rivera, Quintí Foguet-Boreu, Albert Roso Llorach, Mariona Pons-Vigués, Miguel Martin Mateo and Enriqueta Pujol-Ribera Source Type: research

The differential diagnosis of tiredness: a systematic review
Tiredness is one of the most frequent complaints in primary care. Although often self-limiting and frequently associated with psychosocial stress, patients but also their physicians are often uncertain regardi... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - October 20, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Rebekka Stadje, Katharina Dornieden, Erika Baum, Annette Becker, Tobias Biroga, Stefan B ösner, Jörg Haasenritter, Christian Keunecke, Annika Viniol and Norbert Donner-Banzhoff Source Type: research

Prescribing differences in family practice for diabetic patients in Germany according to statutory or private health insurance: the case of DPP-4-inhibitors and GLP-1-agonists
The objective of this study was to analyze prescription decisions for family practice (FP) patients with Diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) using the case of the incretin mimetics Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DDP-4) in... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - October 19, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Gunter Laux, Sarah Berger, Joachim Szecsenyi, Petra Kaufmann-Kolle and R üdiger Leutgeb Source Type: research

Severity and management of psoriasis within primary care
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network and National Institute of Health and Care Excellence guidelines stress the importance of assessing patients with psoriasis for psoriatic arthritis, comorbidities ass... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - October 14, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Alan G. Wade, Gordon M. Crawford, David Young, Joyce Leman and Neil Pumford Source Type: research

Sex and age differences in the achievement of control targets in patients with type 2 diabetes: results from a population-based study in a South European region
We aimed to determine the degree to which control targets of glycaemia and cardiovascular risk factors were achieved among patients with type 2 diabetes and to investigate sex- and age-related differences in t... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - October 12, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: K. Cambra, A. Galbete, L. Forga, O. Lecea, M. J. Ariz, C. Moreno-Iribas, F. Aizpuru and B. Iba ñez Source Type: research

Scoring and psychometric validation of the ‘Determinants of Intentions to Vaccinate’ (DIVA©) questionnaire
Primary care physicians (PCPs) play a key role regarding vaccination in France. The aims of the present study were to define the scoring rules and to assess the measurement properties of the ‘Determinants of I... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Luc Martinez, Fatoumata Fofana, Fran çois Raineri, Pascale Arnould, Khadra Benmedjahed, Guillaume Coindard, François Denis, Didier Duhot, Jean-Luc Gallais, Didier Seyler, Béatrice Tugaut and Benoit Arnould Source Type: research

Using program evaluation to support knowledge translation in an interprofessional primary care team: a case study
Evaluation is a fundamental component in building quality primary care and is ideally situated to support individual, team and organizational learning by offering an accessible form of participatory inquiry. T... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - October 6, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Catherine Donnelly, Lyn Shulha, Don Klinger and Lori Letts Source Type: research

Developing physical activity counselling in primary care through participatory action approach
Many adults are insufficiently physically active for health. Counselling is the main method to promote physical activity (PA) in primary care but often implemented inadequately. The aim of this study was to in... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - October 4, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Minna Aittasalo, Katriina Kukkonen-Harjula, Erja Toropainen, Marjo Rinne, Kari Tokola and Tommi Vasankari Source Type: research

Safer drug use in primary care - a pilot intervention study to identify improvement needs and make agreements for change in five Swedish primary care units
There is an urgent need to improve patient safety in the area of medication treatment among the elderly. The aim of this study was to explore which improvement needs and strengths, relating to medication safet... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - October 4, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Sara Modig, Cecilia Lenander, Nina Viberg and Patrik Midl öv Source Type: research

The implications of living with heart failure; the impact on everyday life, family support, co-morbidities and access to healthcare: a secondary qualitative analysis
The aim of this study was to use secondary analysis to interrogate a qualitative data set to explore the experiences of patients living with heart failure. (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 26, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Mirella Fry, Sarah McLachlan, Sarah Purdy, Tom Sanders, Umesh T. Kadam and Carolyn A. Chew-Graham Source Type: research

An explorative qualitative study on acceptability of physical activity assessment instruments among primary care professionals in southern Sydney
There are a substantial number of instruments for primary-care clinicians to assess physical-activity (PA). However, there are few studies that have explored the views of clinicians regarding comparative accep... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 22, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Shona Nicole Dutton, Sarah May Dennis, Nicholas Zwar and Mark Fort Harris Source Type: research

Developing interprofessional care plans in chronic care: a scoping review
The number of people suffering from one or more chronic conditions is rising, resulting in an increase in patients with complex health care demands. Interprofessional collaboration and the use of shared care p... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 21, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Jer ôme Jean Jacques van Dongen, Marloes Amantia van Bokhoven, Ramon Daniëls, Trudy van der Weijden, Wencke Wilhelmina Gerarda Petronella Emonts and Anna Beurskens Source Type: research

A longitudinal study on the information needs and preferences of patients after an acute coronary syndrome
Research has shown that the provision of pertinent health information to patients with cardiovascular disease is associated with better adherence to medical prescriptions, behavioral changes, and enhanced perc... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 20, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Andrea Greco, Erika Rosa Cappelletti, Dario Monzani, Luca Pancani, Marco D ’Addario, Maria Elena Magrin, Massimo Miglioretti, Marcello Sarini, Marta Scrignaro, Luca Vecchio, Francesco Fattirolli and Patrizia Steca Source Type: research

Impact of the primary care curriculum and its teaching formats on medical students ’ perception of primary care: a cross-sectional study
Switzerland is facing an impending primary care workforce crisis since almost half of all primary care physicians are expected to retire in the next decade. Only a minority of medical students choose a primary... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 15, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Christopher Chung, Hubert Maisonneuve, Eva Pfarrwaller, Marie-Claude Aud état, Alain Birchmeier, Lilli Herzig, Thomas Bischoff, Johanna Sommer and Dagmar M. Haller Source Type: research

A qualitative study of perceived needs and factors associated with the quality of care for common mental disorders in patients with chronic diseases: the perspective of primary care clinicians and patients
The prevalence of comorbid anxiety and depressive disorders is high among patients with chronic diseases in primary care, and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates. The detection and treat... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Pasquale Roberge, Catherine Hudon, Alan Pavilanis, Marie-Claude Beaulieu, Annie Benoit, H élène Brouillet, Isabelle Boulianne, Anna De Pauw, Serge Frigon, Isabelle Gaboury, Martine Gaudreault, Ariane Girard, Marie Giroux, Élyse Grégoire, Line Langlois Source Type: research

Which positive factors determine the GP satisfaction in clinical practice? A systematic literature review
Looking at what makes General Practitioners (GPs) happy in their profession, may be important in increasing the GP workforce in the future. The European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN) created a rese... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: B. Le Floch, H. Bastiaens, J. Y. Le Reste, H. Lingner, R. D. Hoffman, S. Czachowski, R. Assenova, T. H. Koskela, Z. Klemenc-Ketis, P. Nabbe, A. Sowinska, T. Montier and L. Peremans Source Type: research

The impact of substituting general practitioners with nurse practitioners on resource use, production and health-care costs during out-of-hours: a quasi-experimental study
The pressure in out-of-hours primary care is high due to an increasing demand for care and rising health-care costs. During the daytime, substituting general practitioners (GPs) with nurse practitioners (NPs) ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Mieke Van Der Biezen, Eddy Adang, Regi Van Der Burgt, Michel Wensing and Miranda Laurant Source Type: research

Clinician-identified problems and solutions for delayed diagnosis in primary care: a PRIORITIZE study
Delayed diagnosis in primary care is a common, harmful and costly patient safety incident. Its measurement and monitoring are underdeveloped and underutilised. We created and implemented a novel approach to id... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 9, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Lorainne Tudor Car, Nikolaos Papachristou, Adrian Bull, Azeem Majeed, Joseph Gallagher, Mona El-Khatib, Paul Aylin, Igor Rudan, Rifat Atun, Josip Car and Charles Vincent Source Type: research

The role of alcohol in the management of hypertension in patients in European primary health care practices – a survey in the largest European Union countries
Even though addressing lifestyle problems is a major recommendation in most guidelines for the treatment of hypertension (HTN), alcohol problems are not routinely addressed in the management of hypertension in... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 8, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: J ürgen Rehm, Jose Angel Arbesu Prieto, Markus Beier, Didier Duhot, Alessandro Rossi, Bernd Schulte, José Zarco, Henri-Jean Aubin, Michael Bachmann, Carsten Grimm, Ludwig Kraus, Jakob Manthey, Emanuele Scafato and Antoni Gual Source Type: research

What do general practitioners know about ADHD? Attitudes and knowledge among first-contact gatekeepers: systematic narrative review
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder with international prevalence estimates of 5  % in childhood, yet significant evidence exists that far fewer children receive ADHD ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 7, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Mimi Tatlow-Golden, Lucia Prihodova, Blanaid Gavin, Walter Cullen and Fiona McNicholas Source Type: research

Comorbidities treated in primary care in children with chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis: A nationwide registry linkage study from Norway
Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a complex condition. Causal factors are not established, although underlying psychological or immunological susceptibility has been proposed. We s... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 2, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Inger J. Bakken, Kari Tveito, Kari M. Aaberg, Sara Ghaderi, Nina Gunnes, Lill Trogstad, Per Magnus, Camilla Stoltenberg and Siri E. H åberg Source Type: research

Patient capacity and constraints in the experience of chronic disease: a qualitative systematic review and thematic synthesis
Life and healthcare demand work from patients, more so from patients living with multimorbidity. Patients must respond by mobilizing available abilities and resources, their so-called capacity. We sought to su... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 1, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Kasey R. Boehmer, Michael R. Gionfriddo, Rene Rodriguez-Gutierrez, Abd Moain Abu Dabrh, Aaron L. Leppin, Ian Hargraves, Carl R. May, Nathan D. Shippee, Ana Castaneda-Guarderas, Claudia Zeballos Palacios, Pavithra Bora, Patricia Erwin and Victor M. Montori Source Type: research

Contribution of extended family history in assessment of risk for breast and colon cancer
Family history is important for identifying candidates for high risk cancer screening and referral for genetic counseling. We sought to determine the percentage of individuals who would be eligible for high ri... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 1, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Benjamin L. Solomon, Todd Whitman and Marie E. Wood Source Type: research

General Practitioners ’ and patients’ perceptions towards stratified care: a theory informed investigation
Stratified primary care involves changing General Practitioners ’ (GPs) clinical behaviour in treating patients, away from the current stepped care approach to instead identifying early treatment options that a... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - August 31, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Benjamin Saunders, Bernadette Bartlam, Nadine E. Foster, Jonathan C. Hill, Vince Cooper and Joanne Protheroe Source Type: research

The respiratory research agenda in primary care in Portugal: a Delphi study
A research agenda can help to stimulate and guide research. The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) published a Research Needs Statement (RNS) in 2010 in which 145 research questions were iden... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - August 31, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Vera Ara újo, Pedro M. Teixeira, John Yaphe and Jaime Correia de Sousa Source Type: research

Interprofessional collaboration in nursing homes (interprof): a grounded theory study of general practitioner experiences and strategies to perform nursing home visits
Interprofessionalism, considered as collaboration between medical professionals, has gained prominence over recent decades and evidence for its impact has grown. The steadily increasing number of residents in ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - August 30, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Nina Fleischmann, Britta Tetzlaff, Jochen Werle, Christina Geister, Martin Scherer, Siegfried Weyerer, Eva Hummers-Pradier and Christiane A. Mueller Source Type: research

Treatment intentions of general practitioners regarding hypertension in the oldest old: a vignette study
The recent literature has shown that the risk of hypertension in the old strongly depends on their physical abilities. However, it is unknown whether general practitioners (GPs) adapt their treatment strategie... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - August 30, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Evelyn Mermans, Jan Degryse and Bert Vaes Source Type: research

Community health center provider ability to identify, treat and account for the social determinants of health: a card study
The social determinants of health (SDH) are conditions that shape the overall health of an individual on a continuous basis. As momentum for addressing social factors in primary care settings grows, provider a... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - August 27, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Joy H. Lewis, Kate Whelihan, Isaac Navarro and Kimberly R. Boyle Source Type: research