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  1. 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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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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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  12. The informal curriculum is a seemingly well-explored concept in the realm of medical education. However, it is a concept with multiple definitions and the term “the hidden curriculum” is often used interchange...

    Authors: Erica Rothlind, Uno Fors, Helena Salminen, Per Wändell and Solvig Ekblad

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:49

    Content type: Research article

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  13. To evaluate the impact of integrating diabetes education teams in primary care on glycemic control, lipid, and blood-pressure management in type 2 diabetes patients.

    Authors: Enza Gucciardi, Changchang Xu, Michele Vitale, Wendy Lou, Stacey Horodezny, Linda Dorado, Souraya Sidani and Baiju R. Shah

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:48

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  14. Obesity is a major risk factor behind some of the most common problems encountered in primary care. Although effective models for obesity treatment have been developed, the ‘reach’ of these interventions is po...

    Authors: Christie A. Befort, Danny Kurz, Jeffrey J. VanWormer and Edward F. Ellerbeck

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:47

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  15. Adult immunization rates are below Healthy People 2020 targets. Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of a multicomponent intervention to improve adult immunization rates.

    Authors: Natalia Y. Loskutova, Craig Smail, Elisabeth Callen, Elizabeth W. Staton, Niaman Nazir, Brian Webster and Wilson D. Pace

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:46

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is underdiagnosed in many European countries and the process of accessing care and diagnosis is complex and variable. In many countries, general practitioners (G...

    Authors: B. French, E. Perez Vallejos, K. Sayal and D. Daley

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:45

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  17. Pain-related fear-avoidance (FA) is a common problem affecting many patients with painful medical conditions. As there is great interest in the clinical importance of the relationship between FA and disability...

    Authors: Antonio I. Cuesta-Vargas, Randy Neblett, Robert J. Gatchel and Cristina Roldán-Jiménez

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:44

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  18. Despite proven effectiveness of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, at least 35% of screen-eligible adults are not current with screening. Decision aids and risk prediction tools may help increase uptake, adher...

    Authors: Marianne S. Matthias and Thomas F. Imperiale

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:43

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  19. In order to combat rising rates of antimicrobial resistant infections, it is vital that antimicrobial stewardship become embedded in primary health care (PHC). Despite the high use of antimicrobials in PHC set...

    Authors: Christine Lee, Maryam Jafari, Regan Brownbridge, Casey Phillips and Jason R. Vanstone

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:42

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Timely access in primary health care is one of the key issues facing health systems. Among many interventions developed around the world, advanced access is the most highly recommended intervention designed sp...

    Authors: Mylaine Breton, Lara Maillet, Arnaud Duhoux, Sabina Abou Malham, Isabelle Gaboury, Luiza Maria Manceau, Catherine Hudon, Isabel Rodrigues, Jeannie Haggerty, Nassera Touati, Marie-Claude Beaulieu, Christine Loignon, Marie-Thérèse Lussier, Isabelle Vedel, Jalila Jbilou and France Légaré

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:41

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Optimal parental preconception health benefits reproductive outcomes. However, preconception health promotion is not routinely offered in primary health care settings to people of reproductive age. The aim was...

    Authors: Karin Hammarberg, Julie Hassard, Renee de Silva and Louise Johnson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:40

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Multimorbidity is highly relevant for both service commissioning and clinical decision-making. Optimization of variables assessing multimorbidity in order to enhance chronic care management is an unmet need. T...

    Authors: D. Monterde, E. Vela, M. Clèries, L. Garcia-Eroles, J. Roca and P. Pérez-Sust

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:39

    Content type: Research article

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  23. General practitioner (GP) shortages and increasing demand for care led to the introduction of nurse practitioners (NPs) to primary care. Many concepts for task sharing among health professionals feature comple...

    Authors: Robyn Cody, Stefan Gysin, Christoph Merlo, Armin Gemperli and Stefan Essig

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:38

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  24. The implementation of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system initiated a significant transition in the healthcare system from traditional paper-based medical records to a digital version. Though EMR offers...

    Authors: R. M. Wali, R. M. Alqahtani, S. K. Alharazi, S. A. Bukhari and S. M. Quqandi

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:37

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  25. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, is the leading cause of death and disability globally. A large proportion of mortality occurs in people with prior CHD and effec...

    Authors: Julie Redfern, Nashid Hafiz, Karice Hyun, Andrew Knight, Charlotte Hespe, Clara K. Chow, Tom Briffa, Robyn Gallagher, Christopher Reid, David L. Hare, Nicholas Zwar, Mark Woodward, Stephen Jan, Emily R. Atkins, Tracey-Lea Laba, Elizabeth Halcomb…

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:36

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  26. NICE guidelines for the management of emotional concerns in primary care emphasise the importance of communication and a trusting relationship, which is difficult to operationalise in practice. Current pressur...

    Authors: Daisy Parker, Richard Byng, Chris Dickens and Rose McCabe

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:35

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  27. Poorly controlled diabetes leads to multiple complications including oral health problems. General practitioners (GPs) are at the forefront of management of chronic diseases in primary health care. Diabetes gu...

    Authors: Prakash Poudel, Rhonda Griffiths, Vincent W. Wong, Amit Arora, Jeff R. Flack, Chee L. Khoo and Ajesh George

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:34

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Unhealthy alcohol use involves a spectrum from hazardous use (exceeding guidelines but no harms) through to alcohol dependence. Evidence-based management of unhealthy alcohol use in primary health care has bee...

    Authors: Monika Dzidowska, K. S. Kylie Lee, Claire Wylie, Jodie Bailie, Nikki Percival, James H. Conigrave, Noel Hayman and Katherine M. Conigrave

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:33

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  29. Among Australians aged 50 and over, an estimated 1 in 4 men and 2 in 5 women will experience a minimal trauma fracture during their remaining lifetime. Effective fracture prevention is hindered by substantial ...

    Authors: Pradnya Naik-Panvelkar, Sarah Norman, Zain Elgebaly, Jeff Elliott, Allan Pollack, Jill Thistlethwaite, Clare Weston and Markus J. Seibel

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:32

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  30. Stratified care involves subgrouping patients based on key characteristics, e.g. prognostic risk, and matching these subgroups to appropriate early treatment options. The STarT MSK feasibility and pilot cluste...

    Authors: Benjamin Saunders, Jonathan C. Hill, Nadine E. Foster, Vince Cooper, Joanne Protheroe, Adrian Chudyk, Carolyn Chew-Graham and Bernadette Bartlam

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:31

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  31. Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain from the five most common presentations to primary care (back, neck, shoulder, knee or multi-site pain), where the majority of patients are managed, is a costly global health challen...

    Authors: J. C. Hill, S. Garvin, Y. Chen, V. Cooper, S. Wathall, B. Saunders, M. Lewis, J. Protheroe, A. Chudyk, K. M. Dunn, E. Hay, D. van der Windt, C. Mallen and N. E. Foster

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:30

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  32. Visits in emergency departments and hospital admissions are common among nursing home (NH) residents and they are associated with significant complications. Many of these transfers are considered inappropriate...

    Authors: Alexander Maximilian Fassmer, Alexandra Pulst, Ove Spreckelsen and Falk Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:29

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  33. ‘Ad hoc’ help-seeking by trainees from their supervisors during trainee consultations is important for patient safety, and trainee professional development. We explored trainee objectives and activities in see...

    Authors: Nancy Sturman, Christine Jorm and Malcolm Parker

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:28

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  34. Poor transitions of care leads to increased health costs, over-utilization of emergency room departments, increased re-hospitalizations and causes poor patient experiences and outcomes. This study evaluated Te...

    Authors: Kimberly Noel, Catherine Messina, Wei Hou, Elinor Schoenfeld and Gerald Kelly

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:27

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  35. Vitamin D (VD) may increase sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) and subsequently PPAR-γ coactivator 1α (PGC-1α) and irisin levels and these improvements may reduce insulin resistance (IR). The aim was to assess the effects of v...

    Authors: Peivasteh Safarpour, Milad Daneshi-Maskooni, Mohammadreza Vafa, Mitra Nourbakhsh, Leila Janani, Mohsen Maddah, Fatemeh-Sadat Amiri, Fereshteh Mohammadi and Homa Sadeghi

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:26

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  36. A well-functioning general practice sector that has a strong research component is recognised as a key foundation of any modern health system. General practitioners (GPs) are more likely to collaborate in rese...

    Authors: Andrew O’Regan, Peter Hayes, Ray O’Connor, Monica Casey, Pat O’Dwyer, Aidan Culhane, Patrick O’Donnell, Gary Stack, John Cuddihy, Billy O’Connell, Jerry O’Flynn, Walter Cullen, Jane O’Doherty, Maurice O’Connell and Liam Glynn

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:25

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  37. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors opted to remove the authors full name from:

    Authors: N. Verbiest-van Gurp, D. van Mil, H. A. M. van Kesteren, J. A. Knottnerus and H. E. J. H. Stoffers

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:24

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    The original article was published in BMC Family Practice 2019 20:175

  38. Patient information materials and decision aids are essential tools for helping patients make informed decisions and share in decision-making. The aim of this study was to investigate the quality of the writte...

    Authors: Nicole Posch, Karl Horvath, Kerstin Wratschko, Jasper Plath, Richard Brodnig and Andrea Siebenhofer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:23

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  39. Among other factors, the patients’ consultation reasons and GPs’ spectrum of services determine the process and outcome of the medical treatment. So far, however, there has been little information on differenc...

    Authors: Ingmar Schäfer, Heike Hansen, Thomas Ruppel, Dagmar Lühmann, Hans-Otto Wagner, Agata Kazek and Martin Scherer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:22

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  40. While cigarette smoking has been considered the most relevant tobacco product worldwide, waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS) has increased in prevalence globally and calls for more considerable attention now. Howe...

    Authors: Maya Romani, Sarah Jawhar, Manar Shalak and Jumana Antoun

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:21

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  41. Patient safety issues in primary health care and in emergency departments have not been as thoroughly explored as patient safety issues in the hospital setting. Knowledge is particularly sparse regarding which...

    Authors: Rita Fernholm, Martin J. Holzmann, Caroline Wachtler, Robert Szulkin, Axel C. Carlsson and Karin Pukk Härenstam

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:20

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  42. A Model Programme of primary care group practices was implemented in Hungary between 2013 and 2017 – where virtually all GPs had worked in single practices – aiming to increase preventive service uptake and re...

    Authors: Karolina Kósa, Cintia Katona, Magor Papp, Gergely Fürjes, János Sándor, Klára Bíró and Róza Ádány

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:19

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  43. Overweight in children is a rising problem leading to serious consequences later in life. The Dutch guideline ‘Obesity’ for general practitioners recommends discussing obesity in children regardless of the rea...

    Authors: Joline C. van der Maas, Ronald J. Corbee, Floor M. Kroese, Denise T. D. de Ridder, Rimke C. Vos, Mirjam Nielen and Evelyn Monninkhof

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:18

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  44. Despite an unparalleled global refugee crisis, there are almost no studies in primary care addressing real-world conditions and longer courses of treatment that are typical when resettled refugees present to t...

    Authors: Andrea K. Northwood, Maria M. Vukovich, Alison Beckman, Jeffrey P. Walter, Novia Josiah, Leora Hudak, Kathleen O’Donnell Burrows, James P. Letts and Christine C. Danner

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:17

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  45. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors opted to correct the name of co-author Amra Zalihić from Zahilić to Zalihić. The original article has been corrected.

    Authors: Geoffrey Hodgetts, Glenn Brown, Olivera Batić-Mujanović, Larisa Gavran, Zaim Jatić, Maja Račić, Gordana Tešanović, Amra Zalihić, Mary Martin and Richard Birtwhistle

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:16

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Family Practice 2020 21:7

  46. A community of clinical practice called the Online Communication Tool between Primary and Hospital Care (ECOPIH) was created to enable primary care and specialist care professionals to communicate with each other...

    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 21:15

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  47. Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are increasingly used to assess impact of disease and treatment on quality of life and symptoms; however, their use in primary care is fragmented.

    Authors: Grace M. Turner, Ian Litchfield, Sam Finnikin, Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi and Melanie Calvert

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:14

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Low job satisfaction, severe burnout and high turnover intention are found to be prevalent among the primary care providers (PCPs) in township health centers (THCs), but their associations have received scant ...

    Authors: Haipeng Wang, Yinzi Jin, Dan Wang, Shichao Zhao, Xingang Sang and Beibei Yuan

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:12

    Content type: Research article

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