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  1. Numerous instruments have been developed to assess patient reported outcomes; most approaches however focus on a single condition. With the increasing prevalence of multimorbidity, this might no longer be appr...

    Authors: Esther A. Boudewijns, Danny Claessens, Onno C. P. van Schayck, Lotte C. E. M. Keijsers, Philippe L. Salomé, Johannes C. C. M. in ‘t Veen, Henk J. G. Bilo and Annerika H. M. Gidding-Slok

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:11

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  2. In Germany, patients are consulting general practitioners increasingly frequently, resulting in a high burden on the healthcare system. This study aimed to identify factors associated with frequent primary car...

    Authors: Melanie Luppa, Jan Giersdorf, Steffi Riedel-Heller, Franziska Prütz and Alexander Rommel

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:10

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  3. Over the last two decades, ultrasonography (US) has been shown to be an accurate tool for the diagnosis of suspected bone fractures; however, the integration of this application of US into routine care and out...

    Authors: Gordian Lukas Schmid, Beatrice Kühnast, Marcus Heise, Tobias Deutsch and Thomas Frese

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:9

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  4. It remains to be determined whether collaborative strategies to improve and sustain overall health in patients with heart failure (HF) are currently being adopted by health care professionals. We surveyed prim...

    Authors: Narlon C. Boa Sorte Silva, Roseanne W. Pulford, Douglas S. Lee and Robert J. Petrella

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:8

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  5. The wars that ravaged the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the 1990’s resulted in the near destruction of the healthcare system, including education of medical students and the training of sp...

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

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:7

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Family Practice 2020 21:16

  6. In the Netherlands, euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide (EAS) is allowed if due care criteria are met. One criterion is consultation of a second independent physician, often SCEN physicians. The public de...

    Authors: Tessa D. Bergman, H. Roeline W. Pasman and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:6

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) in general practice involves applying a complex combination of best-available evidence, the patient’s preferences and the general practitioner’s (GP) clinical expertise in decisio...

    Authors: Lisanne S. Welink, Kaatje Van Roy, Roger A. M. J. Damoiseaux, Hilde A. Suijker, Peter Pype, Esther de Groot and Marie-Louise E. L. Bartelink

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:5

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  8. This study has two aims: first, to identify variables associated with interprofessional collaboration (IPC) among a total of 315 Quebec mental health (MH) professionals working in MH primary care teams (PCTs, N =...

    Authors: Nicolas Ndibu Muntu Keba Kebe, François Chiocchio, Jean-Marie Bamvita and Marie-Josée Fleury

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:4

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Chronic conditions such as diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are common and burdensome diseases primarily managed in primary care. Yet, evidence points to suboptimal quality of care for...

    Authors: Brigitte Vachon, Isabelle Gaboury, Matthew Menear, Marie-Pascale Pomey, Denis Roy, Lise Houle, Mylaine Breton, Arnaud Duhoux, Valérie Émond, Guylaine Giasson, Janusz Kaczorowski, France Légaré, Marie-Thérèse Lussier, Pierre Pluye and Alain Vanasse

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:3

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  10. General Practitioners (GPs) are ideally placed to identify and manage emerging mental illness in young people, however, many report low levels of confidence in doing so. A web-based universal screening service...

    Authors: Belinda Louise Parker, Melinda Rose Achilles, Mirjana Subotic-Kerry and Bridianne O’Dea

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:2

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  11. Insomnia is a common sleep complaint, with 10% of adults in the general population experiencing insomnia disorder, defined as lasting longer than three months in DSM-5. Up to 50% of patients attending family p...

    Authors: Rowan P. Ogeil, Samantha P. Chakraborty, Alan C. Young and Dan I. Lubman

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:1

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  12. Many general practitioners (GPs) struggle with the communication with patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). This study aims to identify GPs’ difficulties in communication during MUS consultations.

    Authors: Juul Houwen, Peter L. B. J. Lucassen, Anna Verwiel, Hugo W. Stappers, Willem J. J. Assendelft, Tim C. olde Hartman and Sandra van Dulmen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:180

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  13. Physicians who receive a request for euthanasia or assisted suicide may experience a conflict of duties: the duty to preserve life on the one hand and the duty to relieve suffering on the other hand. Little is...

    Authors: Kirsten Evenblij, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Johannes J. M. van Delden, Agnes van der Heide, Suzanne van de Vathorst, Dick L. Willems and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:177

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  14. Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and minor stroke are often considered transient events; however, many patients experience residual problems and reduced quality of life. Current follow-up healthcare focuses on...

    Authors: Grace M. Turner, Christel McMullan, Lou Atkins, Robbie Foy, Jonathan Mant and Melanie Calvert

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:176

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  15. Detection and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) are important given the serious health consequences. AF may be silent or paroxysmal and remain undetected. It is unclear whether general practitioners (GPs) ...

    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 2019 20:175

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Family Practice 2020 21:24

  16. The medical use of cannabis has been legislatively restricted for decades in the US and abroad. In recent years, changing local and national policies have given rise to a community of healthcare providers who ...

    Authors: Jamie Corroon, Michelle Sexton and Ryan Bradley

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:174

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  17. Little is known about whether a more comprehensive health assessment, performed by a general practitioner (GP) during a clinical encounter, could influence patients’ lifestyle. We aimed to investigate whether ...

    Authors: David Alejandro Gonzalez-Chica, Jacqueline Bowden, Caroline Miller, Marie Longo, Mark Nelson, Christopher Reid and Nigel Stocks

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:173

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is high on the UK public health policy agenda, and poses challenges to patient safety and the provision of health services. Widespread prescribing of antibiotics is thought to in...

    Authors: Marieke M. van der Zande, Melanie Dembinsky, Giovanni Aresi and Tjeerd P. van Staa

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:172

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is gradually being recognized worldwide as an important clinical skill and plays an important role in health care. Although the concept has successfully spread in the health care ...

    Authors: Yali Zhao, Xuexue Zhao, Yanli Liu, Yun Wei, Guanghui Jin, Shuang Shao and Xiaoqin Lu

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:171

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  20. Screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) in people aged ≥65 years is recommended by international guidelines. The Atrial Fibrillation Screen, Management And guideline-Recommended Therapy (AF-SMART) studies of op...

    Authors: Jessica Orchard, Jialin Li, Robyn Gallagher, Ben Freedman, Nicole Lowres and Lis Neubeck

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:170

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  21. Paracetamol is recommended as first-line treatment for pain control in osteoarthritis because it has fewer side effects than do other therapeutic options, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs...

    Authors: Massimo Vicentini, Pamela Mancuso, Paolo Giorgi Rossi, Sara Di Pede, Morena Pellati, Alberto Gandolfi, Daniela Zoboli, Daniela Riccò, Corrado Busani and Alessandra Ferretti

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:169

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  22. Violence against women (VAW) has many impacts on health, but the role of the primary healthcare physicians in the intervention program is lacking. This research aimed to explore the primary healthcare physicia...

    Authors: Nuretha Hevy Purwaningtyas, Guswan Wiwaha, Elsa Pudji Setiawati and Insi Farisa Desy Arya

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:168

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  23. The Patient Enablement Instrument (PEI) was designed to encapsulate consultation outcome from the perspective that increasing their understanding and coping ability would underpin a positive consultation outco...

    Authors: Aelita Skarbalienė, Arnoldas Jurgutis, Eva Lena Strandberg and Teresa Pawlikowska

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:167

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  24. Many countries in Europe have implemented managed competition and patient choice during the last decade. With the introduction of managed competition, health insurers also became an important stakeholder. They...

    Authors: Amy J. C. Potappel, Maartje C. Meijers, Corelien Kloek, Aafke Victoor, Janneke Noordman, Tim olde Hartman, Sandra van Dulmen and Judith D. de Jong

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:166

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  25. There is a large and unexplained variation in referral rates to specialists by general practitioners, which calls for investigations regarding general practitioners’ perceptions and expectations during the ref...

    Authors: Konstantinos Tzartzas, Pierre-Nicolas Oberhauser, Régis Marion-Veyron, Céline Bourquin, Nicolas Senn and Friedrich Stiefel

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:165

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  26. Management of care transitions from primary care into and out of oncology is critical for optimal care of cancer patients and cancer survivors. There is limited understanding of existing primary care-oncology ...

    Authors: Jennifer Tsui, Jenna Howard, Denalee O’Malley, William L. Miller, Shawna V. Hudson, Ellen B. Rubinstein, Jeanne M. Ferrante, Alicja Bator and Benjamin F. Crabtree

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:164

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  27. Primary care is facing a multimorbid, ageing population and a lack of general practitioners (GPs), especially in rural areas. In many countries, advanced practice nurses (APNs) may be a potential solution for ...

    Authors: Stefan Gysin, Beat Sottas, Muriel Odermatt and Stefan Essig

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:163

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  28. Patients who have experienced a cardiovascular clinical event such as a myocardial infarction or stroke qualify for intensive risk factor evaluation and management.

    Authors: Diana Fernández, Carlos Brotons, Irene Moral, Mateja Bulc, Mélanie Afonso, Hülya Akan, Susana Pinto, Jasna Vucak and Carlos Manuel da Silva Martins

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:162

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  29. Primary care providers (PCPs) have always played an important role in cancer diagnosis. There is increasing awareness of the importance of their role during treatment and survivorship. We examined changes in P...

    Authors: K. Decker, R. Moineddin, C. Kendell, R. Urquhart, N. Biswanger, P. Groome, M. L. McBride, M. Winget, M. Whitehead and E. Grunfeld

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:161

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  30. In Germany, a decreasing number of general practitioners (GPs) face a growing number of patients with multimorbidity. Whilst care for patients with multimorbidity involves various healthcare providers, the coo...

    Authors: Judith Stumm, Cornelia Thierbach, Lisa Peter, Susanne Schnitzer, Lorena Dini, Christoph Heintze and Susanne Döpfmer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:160

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  31. Many young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have impairing symptoms that persist into adulthood, yet only a minority experience continuity of care into adult life. Despite growing em...

    Authors: Tamsin Newlove-Delgado, Sharon Blake, Tamsin Ford and Astrid Janssens

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:159

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  32. Variation at different levels of diabetes care has not yet been quantified for low- and middle-income countries. Understanding this variation and its magnitude is important to guide policy makers in designing ...

    Authors: Yvonne Mei Fong Lim, Swee Hung Ang, Nazrila Hairizan Nasir, Fatanah Ismail, Siti Aminah Ismail and Sheamini Sivasampu

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:158

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  33. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo. Little is known on how posterior canal BPPV affects health-related quality of life in patients diagnosed and treated at primary ...

    Authors: Ricard Carrillo Muñoz, José Luis Ballve Moreno, Iván Villar Balboa, Yolanda Rando Matos, Oriol Cunillera Puertolas, Jesús Almeda Ortega, Estrella Rodero Perez, Xavier Monteverde Curto, Carles Rubio Ripollès, Noemí Moreno Farres, Austria Matos Mendez, Jean Carlos Gomez Nova, Marta Bardina Santos, Johan Josué Villarreal Miñano, Diana Lizzeth Pacheco Erazo and Anabella María Hernández Sánchez

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:156

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  34. The changes in the models of care for mental disorders towards a community focus and deinstitutionalisation might have risen General practitioners’ (GPs) workload, increasing their mental health concerns and t...

    Authors: C. Barcons, B. García, C. Sarri, E. Rodríguez, O. Cunillera, N. Parellada, B. Fernández, C. E. Alvarado, C. Barrio, J. C. Fleta, D. Ruiz and R. Torrubia

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:155

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  35. The Dutch care for hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) is of good quality, but there is room for improvement regarding the efficient use of diagnostic imaging and conservative treatment. Therefore a stepped-care ...

    Authors: Esther H. A. van den Bogaart, Mariëlle E. A. L. Kroese, Marieke D. Spreeuwenberg, Ramon P. G. Ottenheijm, Patrick Deckers and Dirk Ruwaard

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:154

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  36. People with long term conditions (LTCs) make most of the daily decisions and carry out the activities which affect their health and quality of life. Only a fraction of each contact with a health care professio...

    Authors: Sue Roberts, Simon Eaton, Tracy Finch, Nick Lewis-Barned, Monique Lhussier, Lindsay Oliver, Tim Rapley and Dawn Temple-Scott

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:153

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  37. Approximately 425 million people globally have diabetes, with ~ 90% of these having Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). This is a condition that leads to a poor quality of life and increased risk of serious healt...

    Authors: Melanie J. Davies, Caroline A. Kristunas, Abualbishr Alshreef, Simon Dixon, Helen Eborall, Agnieszka Glab, Lisa Huddlestone, Nicky Hudson, Kamlesh Khunti, Graham Martin, Alison Northern, Mike Patterson, Rebecca Pritchard, Sally Schreder, Bernie Stribling, Jessica Turner…

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:152

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. While warfarin is the most commonly prescribed medication to prevent thromboembolic disorders, the risk of adverse drug reactions (ADR) poses a serious concern. This prospective study evaluated how primary car...

    Authors: Lisa B. E. Shields, Paula Fowler, Diane M. Siemens, Douglas J. Lorenz, Kenneth C. Wilson, Steven T. Hester and Joshua T. Honaker

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:151

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  39. The editors have retracted this article [1] because it contains extensive overlap with an article published by the same authors in the Journal of Family & Community Medicine [2] and is therefore redundant.

    Authors: Sameer Al-Ghamdi, Gulfam Ahmad, Ali Hassan Ali, Nasraddin Bahakim, Salman Alomran, Waleed Alhowikan, Salman Almutairi, Tariq Basalem and Faisal Aljuaid

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:150

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    The original article was published in BMC Family Practice 2018 19:21

  40. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) contribute considerably to mortality and morbidity. Prevention of CVD by lifestyle change and medication is important and needs full attention.

    Authors: Suzanne Marchal, Monika Hollander, Marieke Schoenmakers, Michiel Schouwink, Jorik R. Timmer, Henk J. G. Bilo, Olof Schwantje, Arnoud W. J. van ’t Hof and Arno W. Hoes

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:149

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  41. Approximately 50% of women gain weight in excess of gestational weight gain (GWG) recommendations during pregnancy leading to adverse maternal and foetal outcomes and the perpetuation of the cycle of obesity. ...

    Authors: Ruth Walker, Tammie S. T. Choi, Karyn Alexander, Danielle Mazza and Helen Truby

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:148

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  42. Geographical maldistribution of physicians, and their subsequent shortage in rural areas, has been a serious problem in Japan and in other countries. Family Medicine, a new board-certified specialty started 10...

    Authors: Shuhei Yoshida, Masatoshi Matsumoto, Saori Kashima, Soichi Koike, Susumu Tazuma and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:147

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  43. Accreditation is a widespread tool for quality management in health care. However, there is lack of research on the impact of accreditation, particularly in general practice. This study explores how general pr...

    Authors: Marius Brostrøm Kousgaard, Thorkil Thorsen and Tina Drud Due

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:146

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  44. Training of family physicians should include not only clinical and procedural skills, but also core values as comprehensive care, continuity of care, leadership and patient-centeredness. The Gezira Family Medi...

    Authors: Khalid Gaffer Mohamed, Steinar Hunskaar, Samira Hamid Abdelrahman and Elfatih Mohamed Malik

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:145

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  45. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a serious heart arrhythmia associated with devastating outcomes such as stroke. Inequitable rural AF care may put patients at risk. Virtually delivered specialty AF care offers a vi...

    Authors: Kathy L. Rush, Lindsay Burton, Fransien Van Der Merwe, Linda Hatt and Camille Galloway

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:144

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  46. The prevalence of chronic stress among German general practitioners (GPs) was shown to be twice as high as in the general population. Because chronic stress negatively influences well-being and poor physician ...

    Authors: Christine Kersting, Lena Zimmer, Anika Thielmann and Birgitta Weltermann

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:143

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  47. Acceptance to a family practice is key to access and continuity of care. While Canadian patients increasingly report not being able to acquire acceptance to a family practice, little is known about the associa...

    Authors: Emily Gard Marshall, Frederick Burge, Richard J. Gibson, Beverley Lawson and Colleen O’Connell

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:141

    Content type: Research article

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