Understanding type 2 diabetes mellitus screening practices among primary care physicians: a qualitative chart-stimulated recall study
Early diagnosis and treatment of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) can prevent future health problems, yet many individuals with these conditions are undiagnosed. This could be due, in part, to p... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - April 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Dina Hafez, Daniel B. Nelson, Evan G. Martin, Alicia J. Cohen, Rebecca Northway and Jeffrey T. Kullgren Source Type: research

From good health to illness with post-infectious fatigue syndrome: a qualitative study of adults ’ experiences of the illness trajectory
Municipal drinking water contaminated with the parasite Giardia lamblia in Bergen, Norway, in 2004 caused an outbreak of gastrointestinal infection in 2500 people, according to the Norwegian Prescription Database... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Eva Stormorken, Leonard A. Jason and Marit Kirkevold Source Type: research

Provider and patient perspectives on opioids and alternative treatments for managing chronic pain: a qualitative study
The objective of this study was to identify the practical i... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Lauren S. Penney, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Lynn L. DeBar, Charles Elder and Richard A. Deyo Source Type: research

Association of general psychological factors with frequent attendance in primary care: a population-based cross-sectional observational study
Whereas several studies have examined the association between frequent attendance in primary care and illness-specific psychological factors, little is known about the relation between frequent attendance and gen... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Andr é Hajek, Jens-Oliver Bock and Hans-Helmut König Source Type: research

Promoting independence, health and well-being for older people: a feasibility study of computer-aided health and social risk appraisal system in primary care
With population ageing, research is needed into new low-cost, scalable methods of effective promotion of health and wellbeing for older people. We aimed to assess feasibility, reach and costs of implementing a... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Kate Walters, Kalpa Kharicha, Claire Goodman, Melanie Handley, Jill Manthorpe, Mima Cattan, Steve Morris, Caroline S. Clarke, Jeff Round and Steve Iliffe Source Type: research

A systematic review of primary care models for non-communicable disease interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa
Chronic diseases, primarily cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes and cancer, are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where communicable disease pr... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Jennifer Kane, Megan Landes, Christopher Carroll, Amy Nolen and Sumeet Sodhi Source Type: research

Exercising alcohol patients don ’t lack motivation but struggle with structures, emotions and social context - a qualitative dropout study
Exercise is an important component of a healthy lifestyle, the development of which is a relapse prevention strategy for those with alcohol use disorder. However, it is a challenge to create exercise intervent... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Seng ül Sari, Ashley Elizabeth Muller and Kirsten K. Roessler Source Type: research

Exploring why a complex intervention piloted in general practices did not result in an increase in chlamydia screening and diagnosis: a qualitative evaluation using the fidelity of implementation model
Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in England; approximately 70% of diagnoses are in sexually active young adults age... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: R. Allison, D. M. Lecky, K. Town, C. Rugman, E. J. Ricketts, N. Ockendon-Powell, K. A. Folkard, J. K. Dunbar and C. A. M. McNulty Source Type: research

Impact of a continuing medical education meeting on the use and timing of urgent cancer referrals among general practitioners - a before-after study
Detection of cancer in general practice is challenging because symptoms are diverse. Even so-called alarm symptoms have low positive predictive values of cancer. Nevertheless, appropriate referral is crucial. ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Berit Skj ødeberg Toftegaard, Flemming Bro, Alina Zalounina Falborg and Peter Vedsted Source Type: research

Out of hours care in Germany - High utilization by adult patients with minor ailments?
Family practitioners (FPs) who work in Out-Of-Hours Care (OOHC) - especially in rural areas – complain about high workload related to low urgency and potentially unnecessary patient presentations with minor ai... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: R. Leutgeb, P. Engeser, S. Berger, J. Szecsenyi and G. Laux Source Type: research

Self-monitoring of health data by patients with a chronic disease: does disease controllability matter?
There is a growing emphasis on self-monitoring applications that allow patients to measure their own physical health parameters. A prerequisite for achieving positive effects is patients ’ willingness to self-m... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Martine W. J. Huygens, Ilse C. S. Swinkels, Judith D. de Jong, Monique J. W. M. Heijmans, Roland D. Friele, Onno C. P. van Schayck and Luc P. de Witte Source Type: research

Barriers and facilitators to use of non-pharmacological treatments in chronic pain
Consensus guidelines recommend multi-modal chronic pain treatment with increased uptake of non-pharmacological pain treatment modalities (NPMs). We aimed to identify the barriers and facilitators to uptake of ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: William C. Becker, Lindsey Dorflinger, Sara N. Edmond, Leila Islam, Alicia A. Heapy and Liana Fraenkel Source Type: research

“Was that a success or not a success?”: a qualitative study of health professionals’ perspectives on support for people with long-term conditions
Support for self-management (SSM) is a prominent strand of health policy internationally, particularly for primary care. It is often discussed and evaluated in terms of patients ’ knowledge, skills and confiden... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: John Owens, Vikki A. Entwistle, Alan Cribb, Zo ë C. Skea, Simon Christmas, Heather Morgan and Ian S. Watt Source Type: research

Heart failure labelled patients with missing ejection fraction in primary care: prognosis and determinants
It is common to find a high variability in the accuracy of heart failure (HF) diagnosis in electronic primary care medical records (EMR). Our aims were to ascertain (i) whether the prognosis of HF labelled pat... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Miguel-Angel Mu ñoz, Xavier Mundet-Tuduri, Jordi Real, José-Luis Del Val, Mar Domingo, Ernest Vinyoles, Ester Calero, Caterina Checa, Nuria Soldevila-Bacardit and José-María Verdú-Rotellar Source Type: research

Antibiotic overuse for acute respiratory tract infections in Sri Lanka: a qualitative study of outpatients and their physicians
Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) are a common reason for antibiotic overuse worldwide. We previously showed that over 80% of outpatients presenting to a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka with influ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: L. Gayani Tillekeratne, Champica K. Bodinayake, Thushani Dabrera, Ajith Nagahawatte, Wasantha Kodikara Arachchi, Anoji Sooriyaarachchi, Kearsley Stewart, Melissa Watt, Truls Østbye and Christopher W. Woods Source Type: research

What do young Australian women want (when talking to doctors about contraception)?
Access to most contraceptives in Australia requires a prescription from a doctor, and it has been shown that doctors can influence women ’s decision-making with respect to contraception. However, little researc... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Denisa L. Goldhammer, Catriona Fraser, Britta Wigginton, Melissa L. Harris, Deborah Bateson, Deborah Loxton, Mary Stewart, Jacqueline Coombe and Jayne C. Lucke Source Type: research

General practitioners ’ perceptions of population based bowel screening and their influence on practice: a qualitative study
Although largely preventable, Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world. General Practitioners (GPs) have an important role to play in prevention and early detection of bowel cancer, ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Greer Dawson, Melanie Crane, Claudine Lyons, Anna Burnham, Tara Bowman, Donna Perez and Joanne Travaglia Source Type: research

Medical appropriateness of adult calls to Danish out-of-hours primary care: a questionnaire-based survey
This study examines the frequency of ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Karen Busk N ørøxe, Linda Huibers, Grete Moth and Peter Vedsted Source Type: research

Training on domestic violence and child safeguarding in general practice: a mixed method evaluation of a pilot intervention
Children ’s exposure to domestic violence is a type of child maltreatment, yet many general practice clinicians remain uncertain of their child safeguarding responsibilities in the context of domestic violence.... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Natalia V. Lewis, Cath Larkins, Nicky Stanley, Eszter Szilassy, William Turner, Jessica Drinkwater and Gene S. Feder Source Type: research

Immigrant parents ’ experience with the Swedish child health care system: A qualitative study
Immigration, particularly when it is involuntary, is known to be an emotional stressor, regardless of the reason behind it. It is always a challenge to be removed from the habitual and cultural action pattern ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - March 1, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Elisabeth Mangrio and Karin Persson Source Type: research

Nurses ’ and pharmacists’ learning experiences from participating in interprofessional medication reviews for elderly in primary health care - a qualitative study
Traditionally, drug prescription and follow up have been the sole responsibility of physicians. However, interprofessional medication reviews (IMRs) have been developed to prevent drug discrepancies and patien... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: H. T. Bell, A. G. Granas, I. Enmarker, R. Omli and A. Steinsbekk Source Type: research

Using self-reported data on the social determinants of health in primary care to identify cancer screening disparities: opportunities and challenges
Data on the social determinants of health can help primary care practices target improvement efforts, yet relevant data are rarely available. Our family practice located in Toronto, Ontario routinely collects ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: A.K. Lofters, A. Schuler, M. Slater, N.N. Baxter, N. Persaud, A.D. Pinto, E. Kucharski, S. Davie, R. Nisenbaum and T. Kiran Source Type: research

Criteria in diagnosing nocturnal leg cramps: a systematic review
Up to 33% of the general population over 50  years of age are affected by nocturnal leg cramps. Currently there are no generally accepted clinical characteristics, which identify nocturnal leg cramps. This stud... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Joannes Hallegraeff, Mathieu de Greef, Wim Krijnen and Cees van der Schans Source Type: research

Implementation of cardiovascular disease prevention in primary health care: enhancing understanding using normalisation process theory
The reorientation of primary health care towards prevention is fundamental to addressing the rising burden of chronic disease. However, in Australia, cardiovascular disease prevention practice in primary healt... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Nerida Volker, Lauren T. Williams, Rachel C. Davey, Thomas Cochrane and Tanya Clancy Source Type: research

Process evaluation of a stepped-care program to prevent depression in primary care: patients ’ and practice nurses’ experiences
Depression is common in patients with diabetes type 2 (DM2) and/or coronary heart disease (CHD), with high personal and societal burden and may even be preventable. Recently, a cluster randomized trial of step... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Alide D. Pols, Karen Schipper, Debbie Overkamp, Susan E. van Dijk, Judith E. Bosmans, Harm W. J. van Marwijk, Marcel C. Adriaanse and Maurits W. van Tulder Source Type: research

Patient-centeredness to anticipate and organize an end-of-life project for patients receiving at-home palliative care: a phenomenological study
The development of end-of-life primary care is a socio-medical and ethical challenge. However, general practitioners (GPs) face many difficulties when initiating appropriate discussion on proactive shared pall... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Agn ès Oude Engberink, Mélanie Badin, Philippe Serayet, Sylvain Pavageau, François Lucas, Gérard Bourrel, Joanna Norton, Grégory Ninot and Pierre Senesse Source Type: research

The validity and reliability of the English version of the diabetes distress scale for type 2 diabetes patients in Malaysia
Several disease specific instruments have been developed to identify and assess diabetes distress. In Malaysia, the Problem Areas in Diabetes Scale has been validated in Malay, but it does not have specific do... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ying Woei Chin, Pauline Siew Mei Lai and Yook Chin Chia Source Type: research

General practitioners ’ views on (long-term) prescription and use of problematic and potentially inappropriate medication for oldest-old patients—A qualitative interview study with GPs (CIM-TRIAD study)
Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) is defined as medication with uncertain therapeutic effects and/or potential adverse drug reactions outweighing the clinical benefits. The prescription rate of PIM fo... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Nadine Janis Pohontsch, Kathrin Heser, Antje L öffler, Britta Haenisch, Debora Parker, Tobias Luck, Steffi G. Riedel-Heller, Wolfgang Maier, Frank Jessen and Martin Scherer Source Type: research

Feasibility of an implementation strategy for the integration of health promotion in routine primary care: a quantitative process evaluation
Process evaluation is recommended to improve the understanding of underlying mechanisms related to clinicians, patients, context and intervention delivery that may impact on trial or program results, feasibili... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Alvaro Sanchez, Gonzalo Grandes, Josep M. Cortada, Haizea Pombo, Catalina Martinez, Mary Helen Corrales, Enrique de la Pe ña, Justo Mugica and Esther Gorostiza Source Type: research

The implementation of health promotion in primary and community care: a qualitative analysis of the ‘Prescribe Vida Saludable’ strategy
We describe ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Catalina Martinez, Gonzalo Bacigalupe, Josep M. Cortada, Gonzalo Grandes, Alvaro Sanchez, Haizea Pombo and Paola Bully Source Type: research

Survey of Spanish general practitioners ’ attitudes toward management of sore throat: an internet-based questionnaire study
The objective of this study was to gain insight into clinicians ’ perceptions on the current management of sore throat in Spain. (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Carl Llor, Isabel Vilaseca, Eduardo Lehrer-Coriat, Xavier Boleda, Jos é L. Cañada, Ana Moragas and Josep M. Cots Source Type: research

Using theory to explore facilitators and barriers to delayed prescribing in Australia: a qualitative study using the Theoretical Domains Framework and the Behaviour Change Wheel
Delayed antibiotic prescribing reduces antibiotic use for acute respiratory infections in trials in general practice, but the uptake in clinical practice is low. The aim of the study was to identify facilitato... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Lucy Sargent, Amanda McCullough, Chris Del Mar and John Lowe Source Type: research

The 5As team patient study: patient perspectives on the role of primary care in obesity management
Over 60% of people have overweight or obesity, but only a third report receiving counselling from primary care providers. We explored patients ’ perspectives on the role of primary care in obesity management an... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Jacqueline Torti, Thea Luig, Michelle Borowitz, Jeffrey A. Johnson, Arya M. Sharma and Denise L. Campbell-Scherer Source Type: research

Does a complex intervention increase patient knowledge about oral anticoagulation? - a cluster-randomised controlled trial
Oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT) is a challenge in general practice, especially for high-risk groups such as the elderly. Insufficient patient knowledge about safety-relevant aspects of OAT is considered to ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Verena Maikranz, Andrea Siebenhofer, Lisa-R. Ulrich, Karola Mergenthal, Sylvia Schulz-Rothe, Birgit Kemperdick, Sandra Rauck, Gudrun Pregartner, Andrea Berghold, Ferdinand M. Gerlach and Juliana J. Petersen Source Type: research

“Medically unexplained” symptoms and symptom disorders in primary care: prognosis-based recognition and classification
Many patients consult their GP because they experience bodily symptoms. In a substantial proportion of cases, the clinical picture does not meet the existing diagnostic criteria for diseases or disorders. This... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Marianne Rosendal, Tim C Olde Hartman, Aase Aamland, Henriette van der Horst, Peter Lucassen, Anna Budtz-Lilly and Christopher Burton Source Type: research

Factors influencing decision of general practitioners and managers to train and employ a nurse practitioner or physician assistant in primary care: a qualitative study
Due to the increasing demand on primary care, it is not only debated whether there are enough general practitioners (GPs) to comply with these demands but also whether specific tasks can be performed by other ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Mieke van der Biezen, Emmy Derckx, Michel Wensing and Miranda Laurant Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal pain and co-morbid insomnia in adults; a population study of the prevalence and impact on restricted social participation
Comorbidity is common in patients consulting in primary care. Musculoskeletal pain and insomnia each increase the risk of the other. Co-occurrence may pose an increased burden on well-being. However, the preva... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Shula Baker, John McBeth, Carolyn A. Chew-Graham and Ross Wilkie Source Type: research

Patients ’ anticipated actions following transient ischaemic attack symptoms: a qualitative vignette-based study
Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) requires urgent investigation and management. Urgent management reduces the risk of subsequent stroke markedly, but non-presentation or delays in patient presentation to health... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Parker Magin, Terry Joyce, Christopher Levi and Daniel Lasserson Source Type: research

Effective team-based primary care: observations from innovative practices
Team-based care is now recognized as an essential feature of high quality primary care, but there is limited empiric evidence to guide practice transformation. The purpose of this paper is to describe advances... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 2, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Edward H. Wagner, Margaret Flinter, Clarissa Hsu, DeAnn Cromp, Brian T. Austin, Rebecca Etz, Benjamin F. Crabtree and MaryJoan D. Ladden Source Type: research

From practice employee to (co-)owner: young GPs predict their future careers: a cross-sectional survey
In Switzerland, the mean age of GPs in 1993 was 46. In 2015, it had increased to 55, and GPs over 65 made up 15% of the workforce of the about 6000 GPs. As older, self-employed GPs retire, young doctors will b... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - February 2, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Luzia Birgit Gisler, Marius Bachofner, Cora Nina Moser-Bucher, Nathalie Scherz and Sven Streit Source Type: research

Erratum to: Typologies in GPs ’ referral practice
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Source: BMC Family Practice - January 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Olav Thorsen, Miriam Hartveit, Jan Olav Johannessen, Lars Fosse, Geir Egil Eide, J örn Schulz and Anders Bærheim Source Type: research

Potential for substitution of mental health care towards family practices: an observational study
Substitution is the shift of care from specialized health care to less expensive and more accessible primary health care. It seems promising for restraining rising mental health care costs. The goal of this st... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - January 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Tessa Magn ée, Derek P. de Beurs, Richard Boxem, Dinny H. de Bakker and Peter F. Verhaak Source Type: research

Microbiological point of care testing before antibiotic prescribing in primary care: considerable variations between practices
We examined use of POCT in Denmark, including patient- and general practitioner (GP)-related predictors. (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - January 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Steffen Haldrup, Reimar W. Thomsen, Flemming Bro, Robert Skov, Lars Bjerrum and Mette S øgaard Source Type: research

Self-treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease requires more than symptom recognition – a qualitative study of COPD patients’ perspectives on self-treatment
Self-treatment of acute exacerbations of COPD with antibiotics and/or oral corticosteroids has emerged as a promising strategy to reduce hospitalization rates, mortality and health costs. However, for reasons ... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - January 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Johanna Laue, Hasse Melbye and Mette Bech Ris ør Source Type: research

Practice variation in surgical procedures and IUD-insertions among general practitioners in Norway – a longitudinal study
Studies of Primary Health Care (PHC) reveal considerable practice variations in terms of the range of services provided. In Norway, general practitioners (GPs) are traditionally expected to perform IUD-inserti... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - January 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Andreas Saxlund Pahle, Daniel S ørli, Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen, Trygve S. Deraas and Peder A. Halvorsen Source Type: research

Use of a self-rating scale to monitor depression severity in recurrent GP consultations in primary care – does it really make a difference? A randomised controlled study
Little information is available about whether the use of self-assessment instruments in primary care affects depression course and outcome. The purpose was to evaluate whether using a depression self-rating sc... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - January 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: C. Wikberg, J. Westman, E-L. Petersson, M. E. H. Larsson, M. Andr é, R. Eggertsen, J. Thorn, H. Ågren and C. Björkelund Source Type: research

Effectiveness of medication review: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Medication review is often recommended to optimize medication use. In clinical practice it is mostly operationalized as an intervention without co-interventions during a short term intervention period. However... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - January 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Victor Johan Bernard Huiskes, David Marinus Burger, Cornelia Helena Maria van den Ende and Bartholomeus Johannes Fredericus van den Bemt Source Type: research

Are interventions to increase the uptake of screening for cardiovascular disease risk factors effective? A systematic review and meta-analysis
The objective of this systematic review is to determine the effectiveness o... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - January 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: AT Cheong, SM Liew, EM Khoo, NF Mohd Zaidi and K Chinna Source Type: research

Patients ’ and physicians’ perceptions and attitudes about oral anticoagulation and atrial fibrillation: a qualitative systematic review
Oral anticoagulant therapy reduces the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, but many patients are still not prescribed this therapy. The causes of underuse of vitamin K antagonists oral anticoa... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - January 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Gemma Mas Dalmau, Elisenda Sant Arderiu, Mar ía Belén Enfedaque Montes, Ivan Solà, Sandra Pequeño Saco and Pablo Alonso Coello Source Type: research

Experiencing integration: a qualitative pilot study of consumer and provider experiences of integrated primary health care in Australia
The terms integration and integrated care describe the complex, patient-centred strategies to improve coordination of healthcare services. Frameworks exist to conceptualise these terms, but these have been dev... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - January 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Michelle Banfield, Tanisha Jowsey, Anne Parkinson, Kirsty A. Douglas and Paresh Dawda Source Type: research