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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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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  16. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  17. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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

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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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

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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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

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  47. 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

    Content type: Research article

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