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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Content type: Research article

    Switzerland, like many other countries, has a shortage of General Practitioners (GPs). Optional GP training modules in GP practices were offered during the at least 5-year GP training program to increase stude...

    Authors: Lara Studerus, Regina Ahrens, Christian Häuptle, Adrian Goeldlin and Sven Streit

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:5

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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Research article

    Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in old age and is associated with various negative health consequences for the affected individual. Studies suggest that patients’ views on depression have...

    Authors: Anne Stark, Hanna Kaduszkiewicz, Janine Stein, Wolfgang Maier, Kathrin Heser, Siegfried Weyerer, Jochen Werle, Birgitt Wiese, Silke Mamone, Hans-Helmut König, Jens-Oliver Bock, Steffi G. Riedel-Heller and Martin Scherer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:2

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Long intervals between patient visits and limited time with patients can result in clinical inertia and suboptimal achievement of treatment goals. These obstacles can be improved with a multidisciplinary care ...

    Authors: Ayla M. Tourkmani, Osama Abdelhay, Hesham I. Alkhashan, Aboud F. Alaboud, Ahmed Bakhit, Tarek Elsaid, Ahmed Alawad, Aljohara Alobaikan, Hala Alqahtani, Abdulaziz Alqahtani, Adel Mishriky, Abdulaziz bin Rsheed and Turki J. Alharbi

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:1

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Current recommendations for strengthening the US healthcare system consider restructuring primary care into multidisciplinary teams as vital to improving quality and efficiency. Yet, approaches to the selectio...

    Authors: Brandi Leach, Perri Morgan, Justine Strand de Oliveira, Sharon Hull, Truls Østbye and Christine Everett

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:115

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Content type: Research article

    Primary care nurse-led prediabetes interventions are seldom reported. We examined the implementation and feasibility of a 6-month multilevel primary care nurse-led prediabetes lifestyle intervention compared w...

    Authors: Kirsten J. Coppell, Sally L. Abel, Trish Freer, Andrew Gray, Kiri Sharp, Joanna K. Norton, Terrie Spedding, Lillian Ward and Lisa C. Whitehead

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:106

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Millions of people with substance use disorders (SUDs) need, but do not receive, treatment. Delivering SUD treatment in primary care settings could increase access to treatment because most people visit their ...

    Authors: Allison J. Ober, Katherine E. Watkins, Sarah B. Hunter, Brett Ewing, Karen Lamp, Mimi Lind, Kirsten Becker, Keith Heinzerling, Karen C. Osilla, Allison L. Diamant and Claude M. Setodji

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:107

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Facing rising inequities and poorer accessibility of physicians in rural areas, new healthcare delivery structures are being considered to support local healthcare in German communities. To better understand p...

    Authors: Bertolt Kuhn, Kim-Sarah Kleij, Sebastian Liersch, Jost Steinhäuser and Volker Amelung

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:105

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Chlamydia prevalence remains high despite scaling-up control efforts. Transmission is not effectively interrupted without partner notification (PN) and (timely) partner treatment (PT). In the Netherlands, the ...

    Authors: Ingrid V. F. van den Broek, Gé A. Donker, Karin Hek, Jan E. A. M. van Bergen, Birgit H. B. van Benthem and Hannelore M. Götz

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:103

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Content type: Research article

    Despite the wealth of research devoted to the performance of individual cognitive tests for diagnosing cognitive impairment (including mild cognitive impairment and dementia), it can be difficult for general p...

    Authors: Jolien Janssen, Paula S. Koekkoek, Eric P. Moll van Charante, L. Jaap Kappelle, Geert Jan Biessels and Guy E. H. M. Rutten

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:101

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  23. 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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  24. Content type: Research article

    Medical overuse is a topic of growing interest in health care systems and especially in primary care. It comprises both over investigation and overtreatment. Quaternary prevention strategies aim at protecting ...

    Authors: Kathrin Alber, Thomas Kuehlein, Angela Schedlbauer and Susann Schaffer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2017 18:99

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