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  1. Erratum

    Erratum to: 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

    Pasquale Roberge, Catherine Hudon, Alan Pavilanis, Marie-Claude Beaulieu, Annie Benoit, Hélène Brouillet, Isabelle Boulianne, Anna De Pauw, Serge Frigon, Isabelle Gaboury, Martine Gaudreault, Ariane Girard, Marie Giroux, Élyse Grégoire, Line Langlois, Martin Lemieux…

    BMC Family Practice 2016 17:174

    Published on: 30 December 2016

    The original article was published in BMC Family Practice 2016 17:134

  2. Research article

    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 ...

    Emma L. Healey, Chris J. Main, Sarah Ryan, Gretl A. McHugh, Mark Porcheret, Andrew G. Finney, Andrew Morden and Krysia S. Dziedzic

    BMC Family Practice 2016 17:173

    Published on: 21 December 2016

  3. Research article

    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...

    Elizabeth Cottrell, Edward Roddy, Trishna Rathod, Mark Porcheret and Nadine E. Foster

    BMC Family Practice 2016 17:172

    Published on: 19 December 2016

  4. 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

  5. Research article

    Long term condition morbidity in English general practice: a cross-sectional study using three composite morbidity measures

    The burden of morbidity represented by patients with long term conditions (LTCs) varies substantially between general practices. This study aimed to determine the characteristics of general practices with high...

    Charlotte Weston, Alexander Gilkes, Stevo Durbaba, Peter Schofield, Patrick White and Mark Ashworth

    BMC Family Practice 2016 17:166

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  6. Research article

    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...

    E. Tierney, M. O’Sullivan, L. Hickey, A. Hannigan, C. May, W. Cullen, N. Kennedy, L. Kineen and A. MacFarlane

    BMC Family Practice 2016 17:163

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  7. Research article

    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...

    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

    BMC Family Practice 2016 17:161

    Published on: 17 November 2016

  8. Research article

    Identification of priorities for improvement of medication safety in primary care: a PRIORITIZE study

    Medication error is a frequent, harmful and costly patient safety incident. Research to date has mostly focused on medication errors in hospitals. In this study, we aimed to identify the main causes of, and so...

    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

    BMC Family Practice 2016 17:160

    Published on: 16 November 2016

  9. Research article

    Effectiveness of the EMPOWER-PAR Intervention in Improving Clinical Outcomes of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care: A Pragmatic Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial

    The chronic care model was proven effective in improving clinical outcomes of diabetes in developed countries. However, evidence in developing countries is scarce. The objective of this study was to evaluate t...

    Anis Safura Ramli, Sharmini Selvarajah, Maryam Hannah Daud, Jamaiyah Haniff, Suraya Abdul-Razak, Tg Mohd Ikhwan Tg-Abu-Bakar-Sidik, Mohamad Adam Bujang, Boon How Chew, Thuhairah Rahman, Seng Fah Tong, Asrul Akmal Shafie, Verna K. M. Lee, Kien Keat Ng, Farnaza Ariffin, Hasidah Abdul-Hamid, Md Yasin Mazapuspavina…

    BMC Family Practice 2016 17:157

    Published on: 14 November 2016

  10. Research article

    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),...

    Maartje C. M. Schouten, Henk F. van Stel, Theo J. M. Verheij, Edward E. S. Nieuwenhuis and Elise M. van de Putte

    BMC Family Practice 2016 17:155

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  11. Research article

    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...

    Frøydis Gullbrå, Tone Smith-Sivertsen, Guri Rortveit, Norman Anderssen and Marit Hafting

    BMC Family Practice 2016 17:154

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  12. Research article

    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...

    Beata Borgström Bolmsjö, Anna Palagyi, Lisa Keay, Jan Potter and Richard I. Lindley

    BMC Family Practice 2016 17:152

    Published on: 5 November 2016

  13. Research article

    Feasibility of alcohol screening among patients receiving opioid treatment in primary care

    Identifying and treating problem alcohol use among people who also use illicit drugs is a challenge. Primary care is well placed to address this challenge but there are several barriers which may prevent this ...

    Anne Marie Henihan, Geoff McCombe, Jan Klimas, Davina Swan, Dorothy Leahy, Rolande Anderson, Gerard Bury, Colum P. Dunne, Eamon Keenan, John S. Lambert, David Meagher, Clodagh O’Gorman, Tom P. O’Toole, Jean Saunders, Gillian W. Shorter, Bobby P. Smyth…

    BMC Family Practice 2016 17:153

    Published on: 5 November 2016

  14. Research article

    Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards antibiotic use in upper respiratory tract infections among patients seeking primary health care in Singapore

    Patients’ expectations can influence antibiotic prescription by primary healthcare physicians. We assessed knowledge, attitude and practices towards antibiotic use for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs...

    Darius Shaw Teng Pan, Joyce Huixin Huang, Magdalene Hui Min Lee, Yue Yu, Mark I-Cheng Chen, Ee Hui Goh, Lili Jiang, Joash Wen Chen Chong, Yee Sin Leo, Tau Hong Lee, Chia Siong Wong, Victor Weng Keong Loh, Adrian Zhongxian Poh, Tat Yean Tham, Wei Mon Wong and Fong Seng Lim

    BMC Family Practice 2016 17:148

    Published on: 3 November 2016

  15. Research article

    The burden of cardiovascular morbidity in a European Mediterranean population with multimorbidity: a cross-sectional study

    Cardiovascular diseases are highly represented in multimorbidity patterns. Nevertheless, few studies have analysed the burden of these diseases in the population with multimorbidity. The objective of this stud...

    Concepción Violán, Néker Bejarano-Rivera, Quintí Foguet-Boreu, Albert Roso Llorach, Mariona Pons-Vigués, Miguel Martin Mateo and Enriqueta Pujol-Ribera

    BMC Family Practice 2016 17:150

    Published on: 3 November 2016

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