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  1. As in other countries, there is concern and some fragmentary evidence that GPs’ central role in the Swiss healthcare system as the primary provider of care might be changing or even be in decline. Our study gi...

    Authors: Marc Höglinger, Fabio Knöfler, Rita Schaumann-von Stosch, Stefan M. Scholz-Odermatt and Klaus Eichler

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:99

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  2. Primary care serves all age groups and individuals with health states ranging from those with no chronic conditions to those who are medically complex, or frail and approaching the end of life. For information...

    Authors: Julia M. Langton, Sabrina T. Wong, Fred Burge, Alexandra Choi, Niloufar Ghaseminejad-Tafreshi, Sharon Johnston, Alan Katz, Ruth Lavergne, Dawn Mooney, Sandra Peterson and Kimberlyn McGrail

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:98

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  3. Research indicate that when general practitioners (GPs) refer their patients for specialist care, the patient often has long distance. This study had a twofold aim: in accordance to the GP’s suspicion of cance...

    Authors: Line Flytkjær Virgilsen, Line Hvidberg and Peter Vedsted

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:97

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The integration of community health and social care services has been widely promoted nationally as a vital step to improve patient centred care, reduce costs, reduce admissions to hospital and facilitate time...

    Authors: Claire Mitchell, Abigail Tazzyman, Susan J. Howard and Damian Hodgson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:96

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  5. Hypertension is the most common chronic disease and is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Its screening, diagnosis, and management depend heavily on accurate blood pressure (BP) measurement. It is r...

    Authors: Eric Kam Pui Lee, Ryan Chun Ming Choi, Licheng Liu, Tiffany Gao, Benjamin Hon Kei Yip and Samuel Yeung Shan Wong

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:95

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  6. Although patient-centred care has become increasingly important across all medical specialties, when it comes to end of life care, research has shown that treatments ordered are not often concordant with peopl...

    Authors: Carrie Bernard, Amy Tan, Marissa Slaven, Dawn Elston, Daren K. Heyland and Michelle Howard

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:94

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  7. Unhealthy alcohol use is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Evidence demonstrates that screening for unhealthy alcohol use and providing persons engaged in risky drinking with b...

    Authors: Alison N. Huffstetler, Anton J. Kuzel, Roy T. Sabo, Alicia Richards, E. Marshall Brooks, Paulette Lail Kashiri, Gabriela Villalobos, Albert J. Arias, Dace Svikis, Beth A. Bortz, Ashley Edwards, John Epling, Deborah J. Cohen, Michael L. Parchman, Jonathan Winter, Patricia Wessler…

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:93

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Increasing the integration of community volunteers into primary health care delivery has the potential to improve person-focused, coordinated care, yet the use of volunteers in primary care is largely unexplor...

    Authors: Jessica Gaber, Doug Oliver, Ruta Valaitis, Laura Cleghorn, Larkin Lamarche, Ernie Avilla, Fiona Parascandalo, David Price and Lisa Dolovich

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:92

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The 2017 American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guideline defined hypertension as blood pressure (BP) ≥ 130/80 mmHg compared to the traditional definition of ≥140/90 mmHg. This change ra...

    Authors: Bumsoo Park, Katarzyna Budzynska, Nada Almasri, Sumaiya Islam, Fanar Alyas, Rachel L. Carolan, Benjamin E. Abraham, Pamela A. Castro-Camero, Maria E. Shreve, Della A. Rees and Lois Lamerato

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:91

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  10. General practitioners (GPs) play a significant role in dementia care. However, the knowledge and attitudes of them towards dementia care are poorly characterized. The present study aimed to investigate GPs’ kn...

    Authors: Meirong Wang, Xiaojingyuan Xu, Yafang Huang, Shuang Shao, Xiaolei Chen, Jing Li and Juan Du

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:89

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  11. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) aims to assist physicians in making medical decisions based on the integration of the current best evidence, clinical expertise, and patients’ values. Extensive research has been ...

    Authors: Danijel Nejašmić, Davorka Vrdoljak, Valerija Bralić Lang, Josip Anđelo Borovac and Ana Marušić

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:88

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  12. For people with hearing loss, the General Practitioner (GP) can play an instrumental role in early detection of hearing loss as well as guiding appropriate and timely choices for addressing hearing concerns. T...

    Authors: Rebecca J. Bennett, Susan Fletcher, Nicole Conway and Caitlin Barr

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:87

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Specialist LINK is a real-time, non-urgent telephone collaboration line designed to link family doctors and specialists. The purpose was to reduce wait times, improve efficiency and enhance the coordination of pa...

    Authors: Mubashir Arain, Mahnoush Rostami, Mariama Zaami, Valerie Kiss and Richard Ward

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:86

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  14. This study evaluated the impact of multifaceted NPS MedicineWise programs that targeted all general practitioners (GPs) in Australia in 2009 and 2015 with the aim of reducing unnecessary prescribing of proton ...

    Authors: Jianyun Wu, Scott Dickinson, Zain Elgebaly, Suzanne Blogg, Aine Heaney, Yien Soo, Benjamin Daniels and Lynn Weekes

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:85

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  15. To explore and compare safety, efficiency, and health-related quality of telephone triage in out-of-hours primary care (OOH-PC) services performed by general practitioners (GPs), nurses using a computerised de...

    Authors: D. S. Graversen, M. B. Christensen, A. F. Pedersen, A. H. Carlsen, F. Bro, H. C. Christensen, C. H. Vestergaard and L. Huibers

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:84

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  16. Patients with high cardiovascular risk are usually cared for in primary care settings. Assessment of the effectiveness of long-time care was a subject of many European studies in the last two decades. This pap...

    Authors: Zoltán Jancsó, Imre Rurik, László Kolozsvári, Lajos Mester, Anna Nánási, Csaba Oláh, Tímea Ungvári, Katalin Vraukó TCs, László Kalabay and Péter Torzsa

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:83

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  17. An increasing prevalence of having survived a myocardial infarction increases the importance of medical secondary prevention. Although preventive medication reduces mortality, prescribing and adherence are kno...

    Authors: Christian Freier, Christoph Heintze and Wolfram J. Herrmann

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:81

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  18. Studies on professional identity and related factors among Chinese general practitioners (GPs) are unavailable. The objective of this study was to investigate the professional identity level of GPs in China an...

    Authors: Liqing Li, Yong Gan, Yudi Yang, Heng Jiang, Kai Lu, Xiaogang Zhou, Zhiqiang Nie, Sampson Opoku, Yanling Zheng, Fang Yu and Zuxun Lu

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:80

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  19. Atrial fibrillation (AF) and other arrhythmias are prevalent and often encountered by general practitioners (GPs). In response to the growing prevalence and to assist practitioners in the diagnosis and managem...

    Authors: Kam Cheong Wong, Cindy Kok, Simone Marschner, Tim Usherwood and Clara K. Chow

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:79

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  20. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) often has a long period from first symptom presentation to diagnosis. We examined the occurrence of symptoms, prescriptions and diagnostic tests in primary care electronic records o...

    Authors: Mohammed T. Bashir, Lisa Iversen and Christopher Burton

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:78

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  21. End of life (EoL) care becomes more complex and increasingly takes place in the community, but there is little data on the use of general practice (GP) services to guide care improvement. This study aims to de...

    Authors: Wei Gao, Martin Gulliford, Myfanwy Morgan and Irene J. Higginson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:76

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  22. A proactive person-centred care process is advocated for people with multimorbidity. To that aim, general practitioners may benefit from support in the identification of high-need patients, i.e. patients who a...

    Authors: Mieke Rijken, José Maria Valderas, Marianne Heins, Francois Schellevis and Joke Korevaar

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:75

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  23. Since 2000, China has been developing primary care institutions to serve as the gateway to the healthcare system. However, the investment of resources in primary care institutions is not based on the actual me...

    Authors: Jianwei Shi, Chunhua Chi, Xin Gong, Chen Chen, Wenya Yu, Jiaoling Huang, Liang Zhou, Ning Chen, Yan Yang, Qian Liu and Zhaoxin Wang

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:74

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  24. Due to differences of residency training programs’ emphases – inpatient vs office-based – internal medicine and family medicine residents consistently reported differences in preparedness to care for common ad...

    Authors: Kristina Flaegel, Bettina Brandt, Katja Goetz and Jost Steinhaeuser

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:73

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  25. Patient-centered care (PCC) has been proposed as the way forward in improving primary care for patients with multi-morbidity. However, it is not clear what PCC exactly looks like in practice for patients with ...

    Authors: Sanne Jannick Kuipers, Anna Petra Nieboer and Jane Murray Cramm

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:71

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  26. The study is part of a randomised controlled trial with the overall aim to evaluate if use of the Work Stress Questionnaire (WSQ), combined with feedback at consultation, can be used by healthcare professional...

    Authors: Pernilla J. Bjerkeli, Ingmarie Skoglund and Kristina Holmgren

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:70

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  27. There are gaps in knowledge and understanding about the relationships between primary care and community-based health and social services in the context of healthy aging at home and system navigation. This stu...

    Authors: Ruta Valaitis, Laura Cleghorn, Jenny Ploeg, Cathy Risdon, Derelie Mangin, Lisa Dolovich, Gina Agarwal, Doug Oliver, Jessica Gaber and Harjit Chung

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:69

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  28. Despite evidence supporting the effectiveness of alcohol screening and brief advice to reduce heavy drinking, implementation in primary healthcare remains limited. The challenges that clinicians experience whe...

    Authors: Amy O’Donnell, Barbara Hanratty, Bernd Schulte and Eileen Kaner

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:68

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  29. In western countries, psychological stress is among the most common causes of long-lasting sick leave and a frequent reason to consult the general practitioner (GP). This study aimed to investigate how GPs man...

    Authors: Jesper Lykkegaard, Anders Prior and Marianne Rosendal

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:67

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  30. There is guidance in the United Kingdom about what long-term care stroke survivors should receive, but a lack of guidance about who should deliver it and where this care should take place. This is a key issue ...

    Authors: Lisa Lim, Jonathan Mant, Ricky Mullis and Martin Roland

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:66

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  31. Following publication of the original article [1], in order to comply with the current regulations for the submission of Doctoral Thesis by compendium of articles, the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona Doctora...

    Authors: David Lacasta Tintorer, Josep Maria Manresa Domínguez, Ana Jiménez-Zarco, Teresa Rodríguez-Blanco, Souhel Flayeh Beneyto, Pere Torán-Monserrat, Xavier Mundet Tuduri and Francesc Saigí-Rubió

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:65

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    The original article was published in BMC Family Practice 2020 21:15

  32. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors opted to update affiliation 3 in order to comply with the current regulations for the submission of Doctoral Thesis by compendium of articles, the...

    Authors: David Lacasta Tintorer, Josep Maria Manresa Domínguez, Enriqueta Pujol-Rivera, Souhel Flayeh Beneyto, Xavier Mundet Tuduri and Francesc Saigí-Rubió

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:64

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    The original article was published in BMC Family Practice 2018 19:56

  33. Many countries are engaged in primary care reforms to support older adults who are living longer in the community. Health Teams Advancing Patient Experience: Strengthening Quality [Health TAPESTRY] is a primar...

    Authors: Ruta Valaitis, Laura Cleghorn, Lisa Dolovich, Gina Agarwal, Jessica Gaber, Derelie Mangin, Doug Oliver, Fiona Parascandalo, Jenny Ploeg and Cathy Risdon

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:63

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  34. In hypertensive patients, reducing plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level (LDL-C) is one of the main interventions for preventing chronic cardiovascular diseases (CVD). However, LDL-C control remains...

    Authors: Aapo Tahkola, Päivi Korhonen, Hannu Kautiainen, Teemu Niiranen and Pekka Mäntyselkä

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:62

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  35. Guidelines recommend a biopsychosocial framework for low back pain (LBP) management and the avoidance of inappropriate imaging. In clinical practice, care strategies are often inconsistent with evidence and gu...

    Authors: A. S. Simula, A. Malmivaara, N. Booth and J. Karppinen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:61

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. The National Health Insurance Administration of Taiwan has introduced several pay-for-performance programs to improve the quality of healthcare. This study aimed to provide government with evidence-based resea...

    Authors: Chyi-Feng Jan, Meng-Chih Lee, Ching-Ming Chiu, Cheng-Kuo Huang, Shinn-Jang Hwang, Che-Jui Chang and Tai-Yuan Chiu

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:60

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  37. To evaluate the efficacy of a multidisciplinary vocational programme in sick-listed, primary health care patients as compared to matched non-programme patients.

    Authors: Anna-Sophia von Celsing, Per Kristiansson, Kurt Svärdsudd and Thorne Wallman

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:59

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  38. The oldest old (individuals over 90 years) are a fast-growing population. Characterizing their specificity would be helpful to adapt health care. This study aimed to characterize the cognitive, functional, nut...

    Authors: Emile Escourrou, Florence Durrieu, Bruno Chicoulaa, Julie Dupouy, Stéphane Oustric, Sandrine Andrieu and Virginie Gardette

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:58

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  39. More and more family physicians (FPs) are using point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) in Europe. Still, there is no general consensus about the specific knowledge and skills that a FP should acquire in order t...

    Authors: Vesna Homar, Zala Kumse Gale, Mitja Lainscak and Igor Svab

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:56

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  40. We aimed to describe primary care management at the time of a suicide attempt (SA) and after the SA.

    Authors: Nadia Younes, Mathieu Rivière, Frédéric Urbain, Romain Pons, Thomas Hanslik, Louise Rossignol, Christine Chan Chee and Thierry Blanchon

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:55

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  41. The communication of relevant patient information between general practitioners (GPs) and medical specialists is important in order to avoid fragmentation of care thus achieving a higher quality of care and en...

    Authors: Giacomo Scaioli, Willemijn L. A. Schäfer, Wienke G. W. Boerma, Peter M. M. Spreeuwenberg, François G. Schellevis and Peter P. Groenewegen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:54

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  42. Experienced and anticipated regret influence physicians’ decision-making. In medicine, diagnostic decisions and diagnostic errors can have a severe impact on both patients and physicians. Little empirical rese...

    Authors: Beate S. Müller, Norbert Donner-Banzhoff, Martin Beyer, Jörg Haasenritter, Angelina Müller and Carola Seifart

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:53

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  43. Normalisation Process Theory (NPT) provides a framework to understand how interventions are implemented, embedded, and integrated in healthcare settings. Previous reviews of published literature have examined ...

    Authors: Lisa Huddlestone, Jessica Turner, Helen Eborall, Nicky Hudson, Melanie Davies and Graham Martin

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:52

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  44. Primary care networks in Germany are formalized regional collaborations of physicians and other healthcare providers. Common goals are optimized healthcare processes and services for patients, enhanced communi...

    Authors: Regina Poss-Doering, Martina Kamradt, Katharina Glassen, Edith Andres, Petra Kaufmann-Kolle and Michel Wensing

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:51

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  45. Offspring of type 2 diabetes patients have an absolute risk of 20–40% of developing the condition. Type 2 diabetes patients should be encouraged to speak to their offspring regarding diabetes risk and preventi...

    Authors: Siti Fatimah Badlishah-Sham, Anis Safura Ramli, Mohamad Rodi Isa, Nurzakiah Mohd-Zaki and David Leonard Whitford

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:50

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