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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. Content type: Research article

    Evidence from first world contexts support the notion that strong primary health care teams contain family physicians (FPs). African leaders are looking for evidence from their own context. The roles and scope...

    Authors: Klaus B. von Pressentin, Robert J. Mash, Laurel Baldwin-Ragaven, Roelf Petrus Gerhardus Botha, Indiran Govender, Wilhelm Johannes Steinberg and Tonya M. Esterhuizen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:24

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    Offenders frequently have substantial healthcare needs and, like many other socially marginalised groups, often receive healthcare in inverse proportion to their needs. Improved continuity of healthcare over t...

    Authors: Cath Quinn, Katie Denman, Philippa Smithson, Christabel Owens, Rod Sheaff, John Campbell, Ian Porter, Jill Annison and Richard Byng

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:22

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Many people now take multiple medications on a long-term basis to manage health conditions. Optimising the benefit of such polypharmacy requires tailoring of medicines use to the needs and circumstances of ind...

    Authors: Joanne Reeve, Nicky Britten, Richard Byng, Jo Fleming, Janet Heaton and Janet Krska

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:17

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Low patient satisfaction with the quality of out-of-hours primary care (OOH-PC) has been linked with several individual and organizational factors. However, findings have been ambiguous and may not apply to th...

    Authors: Mette Tranberg, Peter Vedsted, Bodil Hammer Bech, Morten Bondo Christensen, Søren Birkeland and Grete Moth

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:15

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Persons with severe mental illness (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder) have a high prevalence of somatic conditions compared to the general population. Mortality data in the Nordic countries reveal that the...

    Authors: Elisabeth Björk Brämberg, Jarl Torgerson, Anna Norman Kjellström, Peder Welin and Marie Rusner

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:12

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Treatment burden is the workload of healthcare experienced by those with long-term conditions and the impact that this has on well-being. Treatment burden can negatively impact on quality of life and adherence...

    Authors: Katie I. Gallacher, Carl R. May, Peter Langhorne and Frances S. Mair

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:9

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Primary and community care are key settings for the effective management of long term conditions. We aimed to evaluate the pattern of health outcomes in chronic disease management interventions for adults with...

    Authors: Rebecca Reynolds, Sarah Dennis, Iqbal Hasan, Jan Slewa, Winnie Chen, David Tian, Sangeetha Bobba and Nicholas Zwar

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:11

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  8. Content type: Research article

    UK guidelines recommend that patients with obesity in primary care receive opportunistic weight loss advice from health care professionals, but there is a lack of research into the characteristics and existing...

    Authors: Elizabeth H. Evans, Kirby Sainsbury, Dominika Kwasnicka, Alex Bolster, Vera Araujo-Soares and Falko F. Sniehotta

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:6

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Although polypharmacy can cause adverse health outcomes, patients often know little about their medication. A regularly conducted medication review (MR) can help provide an overview of a patient’s medication, ...

    Authors: Mirella Carolin Uhl, Christiane Muth, Ferdinand Michael Gerlach, Goentje-Gesine Schoch and Beate Sigrid Müller

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:3

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 24 million Americans are living with diabetes. Patient activation among individuals with diabetes is critical to successful diabetes management. The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model hol...

    Authors: Lori A. Bilello, Allyson Hall, Jeffrey Harman, Christopher Scuderi, Nipa Shah, Jon C. Mills and Shenae Samuels

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:4

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Monitoring and evaluating changes of quality of primary care for older adult hypertensive patients is part of effective delivery of primary care. This study aimed to investigate changes of older adult hyperten...

    Authors: Haitao Li, Xiaolin Wei and Martin C. S. Wong

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:114

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Due to the growing prevalence of elderly patients with multi-morbidity living at home, there is an increasing need for primary care professionals from different disciplinary backgrounds to collaborate as prima...

    Authors: Kirti D. Doekhie, Martina Buljac-Samardzic, Mathilde M. H. Strating and Jaap Paauwe

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:111

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Out-of-hours primary care (OOH-PC) is intended to provide medical care services for health problems that cannot wait until normal office hours. Children under five years of age represent about 19% of all OOH-P...

    Authors: Grete Moth, Linda Huibers, Astrid Ovesen, Morten Bondo Christensen and Peter Vedsted

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:112

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  14. Content type: Research article

    We sought to characterize how the term “missed opportunities” is reported in the literature in the context of immunization rates and to assess how missed opportunities can be operationalized.

    Authors: Natalia Loskutova, Craig Smail, Brian Webster, Kemi Ajayi, Julie Wood and Jennifer Carroll

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:108

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Primary care needs to be strengthened in order to address the many societal challenges. Group practices in primary care foster collaboration with other health care providers, which encourages care co-ordinatio...

    Authors: Evi Matthys, Roy Remmen and Peter Van Bogaert

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:110

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  16. Content type: Research article

    It is not known how general practitioners (GPs) perceive the concept of self-care and how they assess self-care ability in patients with multiple chronic conditions. As a part of the strategy to improve the ca...

    Authors: Mads Aage Toft Kristensen, Bibi Hølge-Hazelton, Frans Boch Waldorff and Ann Dorrit Guassora

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:109

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  17. Content type: Research article

    High utilization of health care services is a costly phenomenon commonly observed in primary care practices. However, while frequent attendance in primary care has been broadly studied across age groups, aspec...

    Authors: Franziska D. Welzel, Janine Stein, André Hajek, Hans-Helmut König and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:104

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In the future, ‘delegation’ as task shifting from general practitioners (GPs) to non-physicians will be important in primary care. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the attitudes towards the con...

    Authors: Katja Goetz, Anna Kornitzky, Janis Mahnkopf and Jost Steinhäuser

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:102

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Depression is a common comorbidity in patients with chronic heart failure (HF) and linked to a wider range of symptoms which, in turn, are linked to a decreased health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Treatmen...

    Authors: Marion Eisele, Sigrid Boczor, Anja Rakebrandt, Eva Blozik, Jens-Martin Träder, Stefan Störk, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen and Martin Scherer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:100

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The diagnostic pathway of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is often complicated. Experiences during this pathway can affect patients’ satisfaction and their confidence and trust in healthcare providers. Although healt...

    Authors: Annette O. A. Plouvier, Tim C. Olde Hartman, Olga A. de Bont, Sjoerd Maandag, Bastiaan R. Bloem, Chris van Weel and Antoine L. M. Lagro-Janssen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:83

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