General practitioners ’ perspectives on management of early-stage chronic kidney disease: a focus group study
Guideline adherence in chronic kidney disease management is low, despite guideline implementation initiatives. Knowing general practitioners ’ (GPs’) perspectives of management of early-stage chronic kidney dis... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - June 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Carola van Dipten, Saskia van Berkel, Wim J. C. de Grauw, Nynke D. Scherpbier-de Haan, Bouke Brongers, Karel van Spaendonck, Jack F. M. Wetzels, Willem J. J. Assendelft and Marianne K. Dees Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Preliminary effects of a regional approached multidisciplinary educational program on healthcare utilization in patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis: an observational study
Providing relevant information on disease and self-management helps patients to seek timely contact with care providers and become actively involved in their own care process. Therefore, health professionals f... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - June 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Aniek A. O. M. Claassen, Henk J. Schers, Sander Ko ëter, Willemijn H. van der Laan, Keetie C. A. L. C. Kremers-van de Hei, Joris Botman, Vincent J. J. F. Busch, Wim H. C. Rijnen and Cornelia H. M. van den Ende Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The diagnostic test accuracy of rectal examination for prostate cancer diagnosis in symptomatic patients: a systematic review
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. NICE guidelines on recognition and referral of suspected cancer, recommend performing digital rectal examination (DRE) on patients with urinary sympt... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - June 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Daniel Jones, Charlotte Friend, Andreas Dreher, Victoria Allgar and Una Macleod Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Managing chest pain patients in general practice: an interview-based study
Assessment of chest pain in general practice is challenging. General practitioners (GPs) often feel uncertainty when dealing with chest pain. The role of new diagnostic tools is yet unclear. (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - June 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Leen Biesemans, Lotte E. Cleef, Robert T. A. Willemsen, Beatrijs B. N. Hoorweg, Walter S. Renier, Frank Buntinx, Jan F. C. Glatz and Geert-Jan Dinant Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessing the representativeness of physician and patient respondents to a primary care survey using administrative data
QUALICOPC is an international survey of primary care performance. QUALICOPC data have been used in several studies, yet the representativeness of the Canadian QUALICOPC survey is unknown, potentially limiting ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Allanah Li, Shawna Cronin, Yu Qing Bai, Kevin Walker, Mehdi Ammi, William Hogg, Sabrina T. Wong and Walter P. Wodchis Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Who needs collaborative care treatment? A qualitative study exploring attitudes towards and experiences with mental healthcare among general practitioners and care managers
Collaborative care treatment is widely recognized as an effective approach to improve the quality of mental healthcare through enhanced and structured collaboration between general practice and specialized psy... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Marlene Christina Rosengaard M øller, Anna Mygind and Flemming Bro Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patient empowerment and general self-efficacy in patients with coronary heart disease: a cross-sectional study
In managing a life with coronary heart disease and the possibility of planning and following a rehabilitation plan, patients ’ empowerment and self-efficacy are considered important. However, currently there is... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Anita K ärner Köhler, Pia Tingström, Tiny Jaarsma and Staffan Nilsson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Influences of peer facilitation in general practice – a qualitative study
Practice facilitation is increasingly used to support guideline implementation and practice development in primary care and there is a need to explore how this implementation approach works in real-life settings. (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Tina Drud Due, Marius Brostr øm Kousgaard, Frans Boch Waldorff and Thorkil Thorsen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Falls and long-term care: a report from the care by design observational cohort study
Falls and the resulting complications are common among frail older adults. We aimed to explore risk factors and potential prevention strategies for falls in elderly residents of Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF). (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Emily J. Cameron, Susan K. Bowles, Emily Gard Marshall and Melissa K. Andrew Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Turnover intention and related factors among general practitioners in Hubei, China: a cross-sectional study
High turnover among general practitioners (GPs) is a significant challenge in China ’s efforts to build a sustainable, effective primary care system, but little data is available to help understand and address ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Yong Gan, Yanhong Gong, Yawen Chen, Shiyi Cao, Liqing Li, Yanfeng Zhou, Chulani Herath, Wenzhen Li, Xingyue Song, Jing Li, Tingting Yang, Xiaoxv Yin and Zuxun Lu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A focus group study to understand biases and confounders in a cluster randomized controlled trial on low back pain in primary care in Norway
Cluster randomized controlled trials are often used in research in primary care but creates challenges regarding biases and confounders. We recently presented a study on low back pain from primary care in Norw... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Erik L. Werner, Ida L øchting, Kjersti Storheim and Margreth Grotle Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Influences on the adoption of patient safety innovation in primary care: a qualitative exploration of staff perspectives
Primary care is changing rapidly to meet the needs of an ageing and chronically ill population. New ways of working are called for yet the introduction of innovative service interventions is complicated by org... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ian Litchfield, Paramjit Gill, Tony Avery, Stephen Campbell, Katherine Perryman, Kate Marsden and Sheila Greenfield Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Perceptions of insulin use in type 2 diabetes in primary care: a thematic synthesis
Increasing numbers of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus are progressing to insulin therapy, and despite its potency many such individuals still have suboptimal glycaemic control. Insulin initiation and in... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Kathy Ellis, Henrietta Mulnier and Angus Forbes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Nutrition care practices of primary care providers for weight management in multidisciplinary primary care settings in Ontario, Canada - a qualitative study
Despite the recommended guidelines on addressing diet for the management and prevention of obesity in primary care, the literature highlights that their implementation has been suboptimal. In this paper, we pr... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Stephanie Aboueid, Ivy Bourgeault and Isabelle Giroux Tags: Research article Source Type: research

General practitioners can increase participation in cervical cancer screening – a model program in Hungary
Cervical cancer is a preventable disease. Unfortunately, its mortality is high in Hungary: 9.2 deaths /100000 women/year in 2015. The Hungarian organized, nationwide cervical screening program was launched in ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Anik ó Gyulai, Attila Nagy, Vera Pataki, Dóra Tonté, Róza Ádány and Zoltán Vokó Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Health care provider experiences in primary care memory clinics: a phenomenological study
There is a growing need for community-based services for persons with Alzheimer ’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Memory clinic (MC) teams in primary care settings have been established to provide care t... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Linda Sheiban, Paul Stolee, Carrie McAiney and Veronique Boscart Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Multimorbidity: can general practitioners identify the health conditions most important to their patients? Results from a national cross-sectional study in Switzerland
Faced with patients suffering from more than one chronic condition, or multimorbidity, general practitioners (GPs) must establish diagnostic and treatment priorities. Patients also set their own priorities to ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Anouk D éruaz-Luyet, Alexandra A. N’Goran, Jérôme Pasquier, Bernard Burnand, Patrick Bodenmann, Stefan Zechmann, Stefan Neuner-Jehle, Nicolas Senn, Daniel Widmer, Sven Streit, Andreas Zeller, Dagmar M. Haller and Lilli Herzig Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Use of diagnostic tests and the appropriateness of the treatment decision in patients with suspected urinary tract infection in primary care in Denmark – observational study
Inappropriate prescription of antibiotics is the leading driver of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The majority of antibiotics are prescribed in primary care. (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Gloria C órdoba, Anne Holm, Tina Møller Sørensen, Volkert Siersma, Håkon Sandholdt, Marjukka Makela, Niels Frimodt-Møller and Lars Bjerrum Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of a multicomponent primary care program targeting frail elderly people
Over the last 20 years, integrated care programs for frail elderly people aimed to prevent functional dependence and reduce hospitalization and institutionalization. However, results have been inconsistent and... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Franca G. H. Ruikes, Eddy M. Adang, Willem J. J. Assendelft, Henk J. Schers, Raymond T. C. M. Koopmans and Sytse U. Zuidema Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A cross-sectional investigation of the health needs of asylum seekers in a refugee clinic in Germany
Over one million asylum seekers were registered in Germany in 2016, most from Syria and Afghanistan. The Refugee Convention guarantees access to healthcare, however delivery mechanisms remain heterogeneous. Th... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Laura F. Goodman, Guy W. Jensen, Joseph M. Galante, Diana L. Farmer and Stephanie Tach é Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Development and validation of a Malawian version of the primary care assessment tool
Malawi does not have validated tools for assessing primary care performance from patients ’ experience. The aim of this study was to develop a Malawian version of Primary Care Assessment Tool (PCAT-Mw) and to e... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Luckson Dullie, Eivind Meland, Øystein Hetlevik, Thomas Mildestvedt and Sturla Gjesdal Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Identifying frailty in primary care: a qualitative description of family physicians ’ gestalt impressions of their older adult patients
Many tools exist to guide family physicians ’ impressions about frailty status of older adults, but no single tool, instrument, or set of criteria has emerged as most useful. The role of physicians’ subjective ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Clara Korenvain, Ida-Maisie Famiyeh, Sheila Dunn, Cynthia R. Whitehead, Paula A. Rochon and Lisa M. McCarthy Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Burnout syndrome and its prevalence in primary care nursing: a systematic review and meta-analysis
burnout syndrome is a significant problem in nursing professionals. Although, the unit where nurses work may influence burnout development. Nurses that work in primary care units may be at higher risk of burno... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Carolina S. Monsalve-Reyes, Concepci ón San Luis-Costas, Jose L. Gómez-Urquiza, Luis Albendín-García, Raimundo Aguayo and Guillermo A. Cañadas-De la Fuente Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessing treatment fidelity and contamination in a cluster randomised controlled trial of motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy skills in type 2 diabetes
Competencies in psychological techniques delivered by primary care nurses to support diabetes self-management were compared between the intervention and control arms of a cluster randomised controlled trial as... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Nicholas Magill, Helen Graves, Nicole de Zoysa, Kirsty Winkley, Stephanie Amiel, Emma Shuttlewood, Sabine Landau and Khalida Ismail Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Shifting hospital care to primary care: An evaluation of cardiology care in a primary care setting in the Netherlands
This study is focused on a cardiology Primary Care Plus intervention in which cardiologist... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Tessa C. C. Quanjel, Jeroen N. Struijs, Marieke D. Spreeuwenberg, Caroline A. Baan and Dirk Ruwaard Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Difficult medical encounters and job satisfaction - results of a cross sectional study with general practitioners in Germany
In primary care 15% of patient encounters are perceived as challenging by general practitioners (GP). However it is unknown what impact these encounters have regarding job satisfaction. The aim of this study w... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Katja Goetz, Janis Mahnkopf, Anna Kornitzky and Jost Steinh äuser Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Knowledge, practices and expectations of preventive care: a qualitative study of patients attending government general outpatient clinics in Hong Kong
Evidence-based preventive care recommendations have been well established, but studies have persistently reported gaps between these recommendations and general practitioners ’ practices in providing preventive... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Denise Y. S. Tam, Yvonne Y. C. Lo and Wendy Tsui Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Keys to success of a community of clinical practice in primary care: a qualitative evaluation of the ECOPIH project
The current reality of primary care (PC) makes it essential to have telemedicine systems available to facilitate communication between care levels. Communities of practice have great potential in terms of care... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: David Lacasta Tintorer, Josep Maria Manresa Dom ínguez, Enriqueta Pujol-Rivera, Souhel Flayeh Beneyto, Xavier Mundet Tuduri and Francesc Saigí-Rubió Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Exploring current and potential roles of Australian community pharmacists in gout management: a qualitative study
Gout is an increasingly prevalent form of inflammatory arthritis. Although effective treatments for gout exist, current management is suboptimal due to low medication adherence rates and treatments that are no... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Allyce B. Counsell, Amy D. Nguyen, Melissa T. Baysari, Diluk R. W. Kannangara, Andrew J. McLachlan and Richard O. Day Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Barriers and facilitators to HPV vaccination in primary care practices: a mixed methods study using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research
In the United States, the effective, safe huma papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine is underused and opportunities to prevent cancer continue to be missed. National guidelines recommend completing the 2 –3 dose HPV va... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Jane M. Garbutt, Sherry Dodd, Emily Walling, Amanda A. Lee, Katharine Kulka and Rebecca Lobb Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Participation in medical activities beyond standard consultations by Swiss general practitioners: a cross-sectional study
Few data exist to support the observation that general practitioners (GPs) occupy many important positions in our communities or to characterize which GPs devote more of their time to such activities. We sough... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Julian Jakob, Christine Cohidon, Jacques Cornuz and Kevin Selby Tags: Research article Source Type: research

General practitioners ’ attitudes towards patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes: a qualitative study
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with poor glycaemic control can represent a challenge from the perspective of the general practitioner (GP). Apart from patient-sided factors, the understanding of... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Anja Wollny, Michael Pentzek, Oliver Rudolf Herber, Heinz-Harald Abholz, J ürgen in der Schmitten, Andrea Icks, Stefan Wilm and Elisabeth Gummersbach Tags: Research article Source Type: research

How general practitioners understand and handle medically unexplained symptoms: a focus group study
Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are a common yet challenging encounter in primary care. The aim of this study was to explore how general practitioners (GPs) understand and handle MUS. (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Erik B ørve Rasmussen and Karin Isaksson Rø Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mobility concepts and access to health care in a rural district in Germany: a mixed methods approach
This study aimed to in... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Lisa Schr öder, Kristina Flägel, Katja Goetz and Jost Steinhäuser Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Skill mix change between general practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses in primary healthcare for older people: a qualitative study
More and more older adults desire to and are enabled to grow old in their own home, regardless of their physical and mental capabilities. This change, together with the growing number of older adults, increase... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Marleen H. Lovink, Anneke J. A. H. van Vught, Anke Persoon, Lisette Schoonhoven, Raymond T. C. M. Koopmans and Miranda G. H. Laurant Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Implementation of the SMART MOVE intervention in primary care: a qualitative study using normalisation process theory
Problematic translational gaps continue to exist between demonstrating the positive impact of healthcare interventions in research settings and their implementation into routine daily practice. The aim of this... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Liam G. Glynn, Fergus Glynn, Monica Casey, Louise Gaffney Wilkinson, Patrick S. Hayes, David Heaney and Andrew W. M. Murphy Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Are low and high utilization related to the way GPs manage their practices? An observational study
General practice care plays a key role in keeping healthcare effective and cost-efficient. However, variation in the utilization rates of practices may reveal variation in practice performance. Our research go... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: W. A. de Graaf-Ruizendaal, L. van der Hoek and D. H. de Bakker Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Implementation of a multidisciplinary psychoeducational intervention for Parkinson ’s disease patients and carers in the community: study protocol
Parkinson ’s disease progressively limits patients at different levels and as a result family members play a key role in their care. However, studies show lack of an integrative approach in Primary Care to resp... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - April 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: M. V. Navarta-S ánchez, M. E. Ursua, M. Riverol Fernández, L. Ambrosio, M. Medina, S. Díaz de Cerio, M. J. Álvarez, J. M. Senosiain, A. Gorraiz, N. Caparrós, S. Anaut, R. Martín-Lanas, M. Recio and M. C. Portillo Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Analytical typology of multiprofessional primary care models
There is only limited evidence to support care redefinition and role optimization processes needed for scaling up of a stronger primary care capacity. (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - April 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Damien Contandriopoulos, M élanie Perroux, Aurore Cockenpot, Arnaud Duhoux and Emmanuelle Jean Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Diagnostic behaviour of general practitioners when suspecting Lyme disease: a database study from 2010-2015
Due to the raised public awareness of Lyme Borreliosis (LB), its increased incidence and the increased availability of serological tests, the demand for diagnostic testing on LB has increased. This may affect ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - April 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Esm ée Botman, C. Wim Ang, Johanna H. K. Joosten, Pauline Slottje, Johannes C. van der Wouden and Otto R. Maarsingh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Health professional perceptions regarding screening tools for developmental surveillance for children in a multicultural part of Sydney, Australia
Encouraging early child development and the early identification of developmental difficulties is a priority. The Ministry of Health in the Australian State of New South Wales (NSW), has recommended a program ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - April 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Pankaj Garg, My Trinh Ha, John Eastwood, Susan Harvey, Sue Woolfenden, Elisabeth Murphy, Cheryl Dissanayake, Katrina Williams, Bin Jalaludin, Anne McKenzie, Stewart Einfeld, Natalie Silove, Kate Short and Valsamma Eapen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Identification, description and appraisal of generic PROMs for primary care: a systematic review
Patients attend primary care with many types of problems and to achieve a range of possible outcomes. There is currently a lack of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) designed to capture these diverse ou... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Mairead Murphy, Sandra Hollinghurst and Chris Salisbury Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The role of the general practitioner in multidisciplinary teams: a qualitative study in elderly care
In the western world, a growing number of the older people live at home. In the Netherlands, GPs are expected to play a pivotal role in the organization of integrated care for this patient group. However, litt... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Sietske M. Grol, Gerard R. M. Molleman, Anne Kuijpers, Rob van der Sande, Gerdine A. J. Fransen, Willem J. J. Assendelft and Henk J. Schers Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The relationship between health literacy and patient activation among frequent users of healthcare services: a cross-sectional study
Frequent users of healthcare services are a vulnerable population that deserves attention due to high costs and negative outcomes such as lower quality of life and higher mortality. Healthcare systems should o... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Éva Marjorie Couture, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Martin Fortin and Catherine Hudon Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Relationship between self-efficacy, self-care behaviour and glycaemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Malaysian primary care setting
Self-efficacy has been shown to be positively correlated with self-care behaviour and glycaemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, such evidence is lacking in the Malaysian primary ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Zahirah Tharek, Anis Safura Ramli, David Leonard Whitford, Zaliha Ismail, Maryam Mohd Zulkifli, Siti Khuzaimah Ahmad Sharoni, Asrul Akmal Shafie and Thevaraajan Jayaraman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Development and evaluation of a blended educational programme for general practitioners ’ trainers to stimulate proactive HIV testing
In the Netherlands, a substantial proportion of newly diagnosed HIV patients present late for care, therefore, we investigated the effectiveness of a blended educational programme for trainers of GPs designed ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ivo Kim Joore, Jan E. A. M. van Bergen, Gerben ter Riet, A. van der Maat and N. van Dijk Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Perception of quality health care delivery under capitation payment: a cross-sectional survey of health insurance subscribers and providers in Ghana
Ghana introduced capitation payment method in 2012 but was faced with resistance for its perceived poor quality of care. This paper assesses National Health Insurance Scheme subscribers and care providers ’ per... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Francis-Xavier Andoh-Adjei, Eric Nsiah-Boateng, Felix Ankomah Asante, Ernst Spaan and Koos van der Velden Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Disentangling the effect of illness perceptions on health status in people with type 2 diabetes after an acute coronary event
Chronically ill patients such as people with type 2 diabetes develop perceptions of their illness, which will influence their coping behaviour. Perceptions are formed once a health threat has been recognised. ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Rimke Cathelijne Vos, Marise Jeannine Kasteleyn, Monique Johanna Heijmans, Elke de Leeuw, Fran çois Georges Schellevis, Mieke Rijken and Guy Emile Rutten Tags: Research article Source Type: research

How well do general practitioners know their elderly patients ’ social relations and feelings of loneliness?
Social relationships are important to people and affect their quality of life, morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to examine the correlation between elderly patients ’ descriptions of their soci... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Tina Drud Due, H åkon Sandholdt, Volkert Dirk Siersma and Frans Boch Waldorff Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence, aetiologies and prognosis of the symptom dizziness in primary care – a systematic review
Dizziness is a common reason for consulting a general practitioner and there is a broad range of possible underlying aetiologies. There are few evidence-based data about prevalence, aetiology and prognosis in ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Stefan B ösner, Sonja Schwarm, Paula Grevenrath, Laura Schmidt, Kaja Hörner, Dominik Beidatsch, Milena Bergmann, Annika Viniol, Annette Becker and Jörg Haasenritter Tags: Research article Source Type: research