Service organization, utilization, and delivery of care

Section edited by Mark Harris and Cindy Lam

This section covers, though is not limited to, service policy and evaluation, health systems research, professional boundaries, access, referral and consultations, screening and early detection, within the context of primary care.

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  1. Research article

    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 ...

    William C. Becker, Lindsey Dorflinger, Sara N. Edmond, Leila Islam, Alicia A. Heapy and Liana Fraenkel

    BMC Family Practice 2017 18:41

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  2. Research article

    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...

    Denisa L. Goldhammer, Catriona Fraser, Britta Wigginton, Melissa L. Harris, Deborah Bateson, Deborah Loxton, Mary Stewart, Jacqueline Coombe and Jayne C. Lucke

    BMC Family Practice 2017 18:35

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  3. Research article

    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...

    Nerida Volker, Lauren T. Williams, Rachel C. Davey, Thomas Cochrane and Tanya Clancy

    BMC Family Practice 2017 18:28

    Published on: 24 February 2017

  4. Research article

    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...

    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

    BMC Family Practice 2017 18:26

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  5. Research article

    The implementation of health promotion in primary and community care: a qualitative analysis of the ‘Prescribe Vida Saludable’ strategy

    The impact of lifestyle on health is undeniable and effective healthy lifestyle promotion interventions do exist. However, this is not a fundamental part of routine primary care clinical practice. We describe ...

    Catalina Martinez, Gonzalo Bacigalupe, Josep M. Cortada, Gonzalo Grandes, Alvaro Sanchez, Haizea Pombo and Paola Bully

    BMC Family Practice 2017 18:23

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  6. Research article

    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...

    Alvaro Sanchez, Gonzalo Grandes, Josep M. Cortada, Haizea Pombo, Catalina Martinez, Mary Helen Corrales, Enrique de la Peña, Justo Mugica and Esther Gorostiza

    BMC Family Practice 2017 18:24

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  7. Research article

    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 ...

    Mieke van der Biezen, Emmy Derckx, Michel Wensing and Miranda Laurant

    BMC Family Practice 2017 18:16

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  8. Research article

    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...

    Luzia Birgit Gisler, Marius Bachofner, Cora Nina Moser-Bucher, Nathalie Scherz and Sven Streit

    BMC Family Practice 2017 18:12

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  9. Research article

    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...

    Edward H. Wagner, Margaret Flinter, Clarissa Hsu, DeAnn Cromp, Brian T. Austin, Rebecca Etz, Benjamin F. Crabtree and MaryJoan D. Ladden

    BMC Family Practice 2017 18:13

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  10. Research article

    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...

    Andreas Saxlund Pahle, Daniel Sørli, Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen, Trygve S. Deraas and Peder A. Halvorsen

    BMC Family Practice 2017 18:7

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  11. Research article

    Are interventions to increase the uptake of screening for cardiovascular disease risk factors effective? A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally. However, many individuals are unaware of their CVD risk factors. The objective of this systematic review is to determine the effectiveness o...

    AT Cheong, SM Liew, EM Khoo, NF Mohd Zaidi and K Chinna

    BMC Family Practice 2017 18:4

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  12. Research article

    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...

    Michelle Banfield, Tanisha Jowsey, Anne Parkinson, Kirsty A. Douglas and Paresh Dawda

    BMC Family Practice 2017 18:2

    Published on: 10 January 2017

  13. Research article

    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...

    Mylaine Breton, Mélanie Ann Smithman, Astrid Brousselle, Christine Loignon, Nassera Touati, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Kareen Nour, Antoine Boivin, Djamal Berbiche and Danièle Roberge

    BMC Family Practice 2017 18:1

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  14. Research article

    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.

    Ah Reum An, Kyoungwoo Kim, Jae-Ho Lee, Nak-Jin Sung, Sang-il Lee and Min Kyung Hyun

    BMC Family Practice 2016 17:167

    Published on: 29 November 2016

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