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  1. Time constraints during patient visits play a major role for the work stress of primary care physicians. Several studies suggest that there is a critical situation in terms of time constraints in primary care ...

    Authors: Olaf von dem Knesebeck, Sarah Koens, Gabriella Marx and Martin Scherer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:142

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  2. Low use of anti-depressant medication, poor doctor-patient communication, and persistent stigma are key barriers to the treatment of depression in Hispanics. Common concerns include fears about the addictive a...

    Authors: Katherine Sanchez, Michael O. Killian, Brittany H. Eghaneyan, Leopoldo J. Cabassa and Madhukar H. Trivedi

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:140

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  3. Postgraduate vocational training in family medicine (FM) is essential for physicians to build capacity and develop quality primary care. Inadequate standards in training and curriculum development can contribu...

    Authors: K. P. Lee, C. Wong, D. Chan, K. Kung, L. Luk, M. C. S. Wong, D. Chao, V. Leung, C. W. Chan, W. Ko, T. F. Leung, Y. H. Chan, H. T. Fung, M. K. Lee and S. Y. S. Wong

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:139

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  4. Specialized acute treatment and high-quality follow-up is meant to reduce mortality and disability from stroke. While the acute treatment for stroke takes place in hospitals, the follow-up of stroke survivors ...

    Authors: Rune Aakvik Pedersen, Halfdan Petursson and Irene Hetlevik

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:138

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  5. This study aims to describe barriers and facilitators of the implementation of a combined lifestyle intervention (CLI) in primary care for patients with chronic disease. The aim of CLI to help patients to crea...

    Authors: C. C. M. Molema, G. C. W. Wendel-Vos, S. ter Schegget, A. J. Schuit and L. A. M. van de Goor

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:137

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  6. Communication and behavior within doctor - patient encounters have been examined using varied techniques; however the nature of unsolicited writings from patients to their family doctors has rarely been report...

    Authors: Mark J. Yaffe, Richard B. Hovey and Charo Rodriguez

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:136

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  7. This study was embedded in the Check-In randomised controlled trial that investigated the effectiveness of general practice-based preventive health checks on adverse health behaviour and early detection of non...

    Authors: Nina Kamstrup-Larsen, Marie Broholm-Jørgensen, Susanne O. Dalton, Lars B. Larsen, Janus L. Thomsen and Janne S. Tolstrup

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:135

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Health care-related harm is an internationally recognized threat to public health. The United Kingdom’s national health services demonstrate that upwards of 90% of health care encounters can be delivered in am...

    Authors: Andrew Carson-Stevens, Stephen Campbell, Brian G. Bell, Alison Cooper, Sarah Armstrong, Darren Ashcroft, Matthew Boyd, Huw Prosser Evans, Rajnikant Mehta, Christina Sheehan, Aziz Sheikh and Anthony Avery

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:134

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  9. Research shows that few general practitioners perform intra- and periarticular infiltrations. Lack of good training strategies to teach these skills would be an important reason for this observation. In this s...

    Authors: Nele R. Michels and Els Vanhomwegen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:133

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  10. Adherence to treatment, a public health issue, is of particular importance in chronic disease therapies. Primary care practices offer ideal venues for the effective care and management of these conditions. The...

    Authors: Cesar I. Fernandez-Lazaro, Juan M. García-González, David P. Adams, Diego Fernandez-Lazaro, Juan Mielgo-Ayuso, Alberto Caballero-Garcia, Francisca Moreno Racionero, Alfredo Córdova and Jose A. Miron-Canelo

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:132

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  11. Community pharmacy represents an important setting to identify patients who may benefit from an adherence intervention, however it remains unclear whether it would be feasible to monitor antihypertensive adher...

    Authors: Paul Dillon, Ronald McDowell, Susan M. Smith, Paul Gallagher and Gráinne Cousins

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:131

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  12. The United Kingdom (UK) is experiencing a general practitioner (GP) workforce retention crisis. Research has focused on investigating why GPs intend to quit, but less is known about the acceptability and effec...

    Authors: Rupa Chilvers, Suzanne H. Richards, Emily Fletcher, Alex Aylward, Sarah Dean, Chris Salisbury and John Campbell

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:130

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  13. Family Medicine is a novel discipline in many countries, where the motivation for training and value added to communities is not well-described. Our purpose was to understand the reason behind the choice of Fa...

    Authors: Vincent K. Cubaka, Clayton Dyck, Russell Dawe, Baraa Alghalyini, Molly Whalen-Browne, Gabriel Cejas and Christine Gibson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:129

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  14. Otoscopy alone has low sensitivity and specificity for acute otitis media (AOM). Otomicroscopy and pneumatic methods are superior to otoscopy. However, these methods require clinical skills. The use of differe...

    Authors: Pär-Daniel Sundvall, Chrysoula E. Papachristodoulou and Lena Nordeman

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:127

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  15. In the UK, there is ongoing integration of pharmacists into general practice as a new healthcare service in primary care. Evaluation of the service involves national measures that require pharmacists to record...

    Authors: Georgios Dimitrios Karampatakis, Kath Ryan, Nilesh Patel and Graham Stretch

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:126

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  16. Team-based models of care are efficacious in improving outcomes for patients with mental and physical illnesses. However, primary care clinics have been slow to adopt these models. We used iterative stakeholde...

    Authors: Danielle F. Loeb, Danielle M. Kline, Kurt Kroenke, Cynthia Boyd, Elizabeth A. Bayliss, Evette Ludman, L. Miriam Dickinson, Ingrid A. Binswanger and Samantha P. Monson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:124

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  17. Depression is the second leading cause of death among young adults and a major cause of disability worldwide. Some studies suggest a disparity between rural and urban outcomes for depression. Collaborative Car...

    Authors: Hailon Wong, Kyle Moore, Kurt B. Angstman and Gregory M. Garrison

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:123

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  18. Working with patients and health care providers to co-design health interventions is gaining global prominence. While co-design of interventions is important for all patients, it is particularly important for ...

    Authors: Ruta Valaitis, Jennifer Longaphy, Jenny Ploeg, Gina Agarwal, Doug Oliver, Kalpana Nair, Monika Kastner, Ernie Avilla and Lisa Dolovich

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:122

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  19. BATHE is a brief psychosocial intervention designed for physician use in patient consultations. The technique has gained some international recognition, but there is currently limited research evidence to demo...

    Authors: Clare Thomas, Helen Cramer, Sue Jackson, David Kessler, Chris Metcalfe, Charlie Record and Rebecca K. Barnes

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:121

    Content type: Research article

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  20. To enable delivery of high quality patient-centered care, as well as to allow primary care health systems to allocate appropriate resources that align with patients’ identified self-management problems (SM-Pro...

    Authors: Danielle M. Hessler, Lawrence Fisher, Vicky Bowyer, L. Miriam Dickinson, Bonnie T. Jortberg, Bethany Kwan, Douglas H. Fernald, Matt Simpson and W. Perry Dickinson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:120

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  21. General practitioners (GPs) are responsible for managing chronic care in the growing population of patients with comorbid chronic conditions and cancer. Studies have shown, however, that cancer patients are le...

    Authors: Anne Beiter Arreskov, Anette Hauskov Graungaard, Mads Toft Kristensen, Jens Søndergaard and Annette Sofie Davidsen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:119

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  22. Brain tumour patients see their primary care doctor on average three or more times before diagnosis, so there may be an opportunity to identify ‘at risk’ patients earlier. Suspecting a brain tumour diagnosis i...

    Authors: K. Zienius, Ip Chak-Lam, J. Park, M. Ozawa, W. Hamilton, D. Weller, D. Summers, L. Porteous, S. Mohiuddin, E. Keeney, W. Hollingworth, Y. Ben-Shlomo, R. Grant and P. M. Brennan

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:118

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  23. Depression and anxiety disorders are common in primary care. Comorbidities are frequent, and the diagnoses can be difficult. The Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) can be a support in the cli...

    Authors: Agneta Pettersson, Sonja Modin, Henna Hasson and Ingvar Krakau

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:117

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  24. Few studies in Portugal have attempted to assess the impact of psychological interventions in primary health care regarding the problems shared by clients, and which variables predicted the success of this int...

    Authors: Miguel Ricou, Sílvia Marina, Paula Marinho Vieira, Ivone Duarte, Inês Sampaio, Joana Regalado and Catarina Canário

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:116

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  25. Harmful alcohol consumption in Germany is a serious public health problem: About 7.7 million adults in Germany can be classified as risky alcohol consumers, about 74,000 deaths per year are related to alcohol ...

    Authors: T. Hoffmann, K. Voigt, J. Kugler, L. Peschel, A. Bergmann and H. Riemenschneider

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:115

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  26. In France, with the growing scarcity of gynecologists and a globally low and socially differentiated coverage of cervical cancer screening (CCS), general practitioners (GPs) are valuable resources to improve s...

    Authors: Chiara Maj, Lorraine Poncet, Henri Panjo, Arnaud Gautier, Pierre Chauvin, Gwenn Menvielle, Emmanuelle Cadot, Virginie Ringa and Laurent Rigal

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:114

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  27. General Practice (GP) seems to be perceived as less attractive throughout Europe. Most of the policies on the subject focused on negative factors. An EGPRN research team from eight participating countries was ...

    Authors: B. Le Floch, H. Bastiaens, J. Y. Le Reste, H. Lingner, R. Hoffman, S. Czachowski, R. Assenova, T. H. Koskela, Z. Klemenc-Ketis, P. Nabbe, A. Sowinska, T. Montier and L. Peremans

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:96

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  28. A perennial challenge of primary care quality improvement is to establish why interventions work in some circumstances, but not others. This study aimed to identify factors explaining variations in the impact ...

    Authors: Grant Russell, Riki Lane, Sharon Parker, John Litt, Danielle Mazza, Jane Lloyd, Nicholas Zwar, Mieke van Driel, Chris Del Mar, Jane Smith and Mark F. Harris

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:113

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  29. The PaTz-method (acronym for Palliatieve Thuiszorg, palliative care at home) is perceived to improve coordination, continuity and communication in palliative care in the Netherlands. Although important for fur...

    Authors: Ian Koper, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Annicka G. M. Van der Plas, Bart P. M. Schweitzer and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:112

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  30. Clinical guidelines exhort clinicians to encourage patients to improve their health behaviours. However, most offer little support on how to have these conversations in practice. Clinicians fear that health be...

    Authors: C. Albury, A. Hall, A. Syed, S. Ziebland, E. Stokoe, N. Roberts, H. Webb and P. Aveyard

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:111

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  31. The collaborative care model with a care manager has previously generated beneficial results for patients with depression in terms of decreased burden of depression symptoms. A care manager function has been t...

    Authors: I. Svenningsson, E-L Petersson, C. Udo, J. Westman, C. Björkelund and L. Wallin

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:108

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  32. The German clinical guideline on tobacco addiction recommends that general practitioners (GPs) provide brief stop-smoking advice to their patients according to the “5A” or the much briefer “ABC” method, but it...

    Authors: Sabrina Kastaun, Verena Leve, Jaqueline Hildebrandt, Christian Funke, Stephanie Becker, Diana Lubisch, Wolfgang Viechtbauer, Olaf Reddemann, Linn Hempel, Hayden McRobbie, Tobias Raupach, Robert West and Daniel Kotz

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:107

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. Anxiety is under-recorded and under-treated in the UK and is under-represented in research compared with depression. Detecting anxiety can be difficult because of co-existing conditions. GPs can be reluctant t...

    Authors: M. C. Barnes, D. Kessler, C. Archer and N. Wiles

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:106

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  34. Antidepressant use continues to rise, mainly explained by an increase in the proportion of patients receiving long term treatment. Although treatment guidelines recommend discontinuation after sustained remiss...

    Authors: Carolien Wentink, Marloes J. Huijbers, Peter Lucassen, Cornelis Kramers, Reinier Akkermans, Eddy Adang, Jan Spijker and Anne E. M. Speckens

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:105

    Content type: Study protocol

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  35. Alcohol use by health care professionals is one of the potential factors that may affect the prevention of hazardous drinking in Primary Care (PC). The objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence of ...

    Authors: Esperanza Romero-Rodríguez, Luis Ángel Pérula de Torres, Juan Manuel Parras Rejano, Fernando Leiva-Cepas, Francisco Camarelles Guillem, Rodrigo Fernández Márquez and José Ángel Fernández García

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:104

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  36. Healthy Hearts Northwest (H2N) is a study of external support strategies to build quality improvement (QI) capacity in primary care with a focus on cardiovascular risk factors: appropriate aspirin use, blood p...

    Authors: Michael L. Parchman, Melissa L. Anderson, Katie Coleman, Le Ann Michaels, Linnaea Schuttner, Cullen Conway, Clarissa Hsu and Lyle J. Fagnan

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:103

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  37. Acute respiratory tract infections (RTI) in children are a common reason for antibiotic prescribing. Clinicians’ prescribing decisions are influenced by perceived parental expectations for antibiotics, however...

    Authors: Christie Cabral, Jeremy Horwood, Jon Symonds, Jenny Ingram, Patricia J. Lucas, Niamh M. Redmond, Joe Kai, Alastair D. Hay and Rebecca K. Barnes

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:102

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  38. People with low health literacy (HL) are at increased risk of poor health outcomes, and receive less benefit from healthcare services. However, healthcare practitioners can effectively adapt healthcare informa...

    Authors: Paul Campbell, Martyn Lewis, Ying Chen, Rosie J. Lacey, Gillian Rowlands and Joanne Protheroe

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:101

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  39. Malnutrition (specifically undernutrition) in older, community-dwelling adults reduces well-being and predisposes to disease. Implementation of screen-and-treat policies could help to systematically detect and...

    Authors: Philine S. Harris, Liz Payne, Leanne Morrison, Sue M. Green, Daniela Ghio, Claire Hallett, Emma L. Parsons, Paul Aveyard, Helen C. Roberts, Michelle Sutcliffe, Siân Robinson, Joanna Slodkowska-Barabasz, Paul S. Little, Michael A. Stroud and Lucy Yardley

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:100

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  40. Asthma, a common yet complex airway disorder affecting about 11% of Australians, is well-controlled in only 54% of people with asthma. Those with difficult-to-treat and severe asthma are more likely to experie...

    Authors: Isla Hains, Josh Meyers, Kirsten Sterling, Jeannie Yoo, Helen Reddel and Clare Weston

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:99

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  41. Next to the well-known micro- and macrovascular complications, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities referred to as limited joint mobility (LJM),...

    Authors: Login Ahmed S. Alabdali, Jasmien Jaeken, Geert-Jan Dinant and Ramon P. G. Ottenheijm

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:98

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  42. Shared medical appointments (SMAs), or group visits, are a healthcare delivery method with the potential to improve chronic disease management and preventive care. In this review, we sought to better understan...

    Authors: Kim H. Wadsworth, Trevor G. Archibald, Allison E. Payne, Anita K. Cleary, Byron L. Haney and Adam S. Hoverman

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:97

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  43. Family doctors can fulfill the gatekeeper duty to protect the residents’ health, which depends on their work competency and stability. The study aimed to identify factors influencing work competency and stabil...

    Authors: Shanshan Liu, Luan Wang, Tao Zhang, Chengjun Liu, Hong Liang, Yimin Zhang and Dongfeng Guo

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:95

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  44. For many patients, the general practitioner (GP) is the most important point of contact for obtaining information about a wide range of health topics. However, patients with different characteristics may seek ...

    Authors: Monika Oedekoven, Wolfram J. Herrmann, Clemens Ernsting, Susanne Schnitzer, Melanie Kanzler, Adelheid Kuhlmey and Paul Gellert

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:94

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  45. Developed countries have widely implemented a gatekeeping system as a core policy of primary care, also known as the system of first visit in the community. As gatekeepers, general practitioners are responsibl...

    Authors: Cuiying Liang, Jie Mei, Yuan Liang, Ruwei Hu, Li Li and Li Kuang

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:93

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  46. Despite the increasing use of medical records to measure quality of care, studies have shown that their validity is suboptimal. The objective of this study is to assess the concordance of cardiovascular care p...

    Authors: Cynthia Khanji, Mireille E. Schnitzer, Céline Bareil, Sylvie Perreault and Lyne Lalonde

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:92

    Content type: Research article

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