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  1. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Canada and around the world. Vaccination is an effective prevention strategy, but uptake is low, especially among newcomers to Ca...

    Authors: Lindsay A. Wilson, Amanda M. L. Quan, A. Brianne Bota, Salima S. Mithani, Michelle Paradis, Cindy Jardine, Charles Hui, Kevin Pottie, Natasha Crowcroft and Kumanan Wilson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:17

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Diabetic foot infection (DFI) is a limb- and life-threatening complication for diabetic patients needing immediate and comprehensive treatment. Early referral of DFI patients to a diabetic foot center is recom...

    Authors: Cheng-Wei Lin, Hui-Mei Yang, Shih-Yuan Hung, I-Wen Chen and Yu-Yao Huang

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:16

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Kerala is known as the diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HTN) capital of the world, thus compelling health professionals to model strategies, addressing their social, behavioural, and cognitive risk fac...

    Authors: M D Saju, Bindiya M Varghese, Lorane Scaria, Anuja Maria Benny, Shilpa V Yohannan, Natania Cheguvera, S P Rajeev and Amuthavalli Thiyagarajan Jotheeswaran

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:15

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. To optimise medication use in older people, it is recommended that clinicians evaluate evidence on potential benefits and harms of medicines in light of the patients’ overall health, values and goals. This sug...

    Authors: Kristie Rebecca Weir, Vasi Naganathan, Stacy M. Carter, Chun Wah Michael Tam, Kirsten McCaffery, Carissa Bonner, Debbie Rigby, Andrew J. McLachlan and Jesse Jansen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:13

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Family medicine is a branch of medicine that manages common and long-term illnesses in children and adults. Family physicians in particular play a major role and their scope of practice is expected to impact p...

    Authors: Hervé Tchala Vignon Zomahoun, Isabelle Samson, Jasmine Sawadogo, José Massougbodji, Amédé Gogovor, Ella Diendéré, Frédéric Turgeon and France Légaré

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:12

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  6. The family doctor system is a vital part of China’s national medical and health system reform. Evidence of the degree of implementation of the family doctor system is required to assist managers and policy mak...

    Authors: Shanshan Liu, Yan Liu, Tao Zhang, Luan Wang, Jiaoling Huang, Hong Liang, Gang Chen, Chengjun Liu and Yimin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:11

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  7. Individuals living with low income are less likely to participate in lung cancer screening (LCS) with low-dose computed tomography. Family physicians (FPs) are typically responsible for referring eligible pati...

    Authors: Ambreen Sayani, Mandana Vahabi, Mary Ann O’Brien, Geoffrey Liu, Stephen W. Hwang, Peter Selby, Erika Nicholson and Aisha Lofters

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:10

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Nearly 40% of parents with children aged 6 to 17 months consult a healthcare professional when their child has a high temperature. Clinical guidelines recommend temperature measurement in these children, but l...

    Authors: Elizabeth Morris, Margaret Glogowska, Fatene Abakar Ismail, George Edwards, Susannah Fleming, Kay Wang, Jan Y. Verbakel, Ann Van den Bruel and Gail Hayward

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:9

    Content type: Research article

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  9. South Africa has unique and diverse social and economic factors that have an impact on the provision of basic water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management infrastructure and practices at health care facilit...

    Authors: N. Potgieter, N. T. Banda, P. J. Becker and A. N. Traore-Hoffman

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:8

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Home blood-pressure measurement (HBPM) is recommended for the diagnosis of hypertension and monitoring of patients with hypertension. Since 2013, the French National Health Insurance Body (FNHIB) has promoted ...

    Authors: Mangiavillano Xavier, Tréfond Jéromine, Plaquevent-Hostache Guillaume, Tanguy Gilles, Bœuf-Gibot Sylvaine, Mulliez Aurélien and Vorilhon Philippe

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:7

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Agenda setting is associated with more efficient care and better patient experience. This study develops a taxonomy of visit opening styles to assess use of agenda and non-agenda setting visit openings and the...

    Authors: Eve Angeline Hood-Medland, Anne E. C. White, Richard L. Kravitz and Stephen G. Henry

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:4

    Content type: Research article

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  12. A health system response to domestic violence against women is a global priority. However, little is known about how these health system interventions work in low-and-middle-income countries where there are gr...

    Authors: Loraine J. Bacchus, Abdulsalam Alkaiyat, Amira Shaheen, Ahmed S. Alkhayyat, Heba Owda, Rana Halaseh, Ibrahim Jeries, Gene Feder, Rihab Sandouka and Manuela Colombini

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:3

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  13. Most people in Australia visit a General Practitioner each year and are free to choose their General Practitioner and/or practice on each occasion. A proportion of people visit multiple general practices, whic...

    Authors: Kristen M. Glenister, John Guymer, Lisa Bourke and David Simmons

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:2

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Postural hypotension (PH), the reduction in blood pressure when rising from sitting or lying 0to standing, is a risk factor for falls, cognitive decline and mortality. However, it is not often tested for in pr...

    Authors: Sinead T. J. McDonagh, Natasha Mejzner and Christopher E. Clark

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:1

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  15. A growing demand for physicians exists worldwide. Due to political changes, economic incentives and new workplace expectations a trend from single-handed practices to group practices has been noticed in many c...

    Authors: Lisa-Marie Weinmayr, Ruben Zwierlein and Jost Steinhäuser

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:276

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Low back pain is a common reason for patients to seek medical care. Physician non-adherence to clinical guidelines has been observed. We investigated the extent to which patient expectations correspond to reco...

    Authors: Simone Kiel, Christina Raus, Elizabeth Sierocinski, Peggy Knauthe and Jean-François Chenot

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:275

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  17. Antimicrobial resistance remains a global challenge. In Germany, the national health agenda supports measures that enhance the appropriate, guideline-oriented use of antibiotics. The study “Converting Habits o...

    Authors: R. Poß-Doering, L. Kuehn, M. Kamradt, K. Glassen, Th. Fleischhauer, P. Kaufmann-Kolle, M. Koeppen, A. Wollny, A. Altiner and M. Wensing

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:274

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  18. 11.5 % of girls and 17.8 % of boys are affected by a mental health problem (MHP). The most prevalent problem areas are behavioural problems (girls/boys in %: 11.9/17.9), emotional problems (9.7/8.6) and hypera...

    Authors: Siona Decke, Karina Deckert, Martin Lang, Otto Laub, Verena Loidl, Lars Schwettmann and Eva Grill

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:273

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  19. In an earlier study, PRIM-CARE RCT, a care manager implementation at the primary care centre showed improved return to work and reduced sick leave for patients with CMD. To further improve return to work, the ...

    Authors: Eva-Lisa Petersson, Karin Törnbom, Dominique Hange, Shabnam Nejati, Margareta Jerlock, Carl Wikberg, Cecilia Björkelund and Irene Svenningsson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:272

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  20. The new coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) caused by COVID-19 has affected more than 46 million people worldwide. In China, primary care has played a vital role during the COVID-19 outbreak, and it is important to ex...

    Authors: Desiree Man-Sik Tse, Zhuo Li, Ye Lu, Yang Li, Ying Liu and William Chi Wai Wong

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:271

    Content type: Research article

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  21. There is wide variation in clinical practice for the early detection of prostate cancer, not least because of the ongoing debate about the benefits of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. In this study, we...

    Authors: Sanny Kappen, Lisa Koops, Verena Jürgens, Michael H. Freitag, Marco H. Blanker, Antje Timmer and Geertruida H. de Bock

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:270

    Content type: Research article

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  22. During the first COVID-19 pandemic ‘lockdown’ in Aotearoa/New Zealand (March–May 2020, in which strict ‘stay at home’ measures were introduced), general practices were advised to use telephone and video consul...

    Authors: Fiona Imlach, Eileen McKinlay, Lesley Middleton, Jonathan Kennedy, Megan Pledger, Lynne Russell, Marianna Churchward, Jacqueline Cumming and Karen McBride-Henry

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:269

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  23. Individuals living in poverty often visit their primary care physician for health problems resulting from unmet legal needs. Providing legal services for those in need may therefore improve health outcomes. Po...

    Authors: Gina Agarwal, Melissa Pirrie, Dan Edwards, Bethany Delleman, Sharon Crowe, Hugh Tye and Jayne Mallin

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:267

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  24. Digital media are increasingly abundant providing a wide scope of health information. To date, very little is known about parental health information seeking behaviour for child health outside of English-speak...

    Authors: Isabel Baumann, Rebecca Jaks, Dominik Robin, Sibylle Juvalta and Julia Dratva

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:266

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Up to 18% of genital Chlamydia infections and 9% of Gonorrhoea infections in England are diagnosed in Primary Care. Evidence suggests that a substantial proportion of these cases are not managed appropriately ...

    Authors: Jeremy Horwood, Emer Brangan, Petra Manley, Paddy Horner, Peter Muir, Paul North and John Macleod

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:265

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Dementia is an age-related syndrome that is estimated to affect 46.8 million people worldwide (2015). In ageing populations, the prevalence of dementia is expected to increase. General practitioners (GPs) are ...

    Authors: Anna-Liesa Filbert, Sabine Christine Jäger and Birgitta Weltermann

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:264

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Physician burnout refers to depersonalization, emotional exhaustion, and a sense of lower personal accomplishment. Affecting approximately 50% of physicians in the United States, physician burnout negatively i...

    Authors: Lisa B. E. Shields, James T. Jennings and Joshua T. Honaker

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:262

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Despite calls for improved accountability in global health systems, and a set of clear and consistent theoretical accountability frameworks, empirical descriptions of how accountability is experienced and enac...

    Authors: Netsanet Fetene, Akshar Patel, Tibebu Benyam, Assefa Ayde, Mayur M. Desai, Leslie Curry and Erika Linnander

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:261

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  29. Pharmacological and behavioural treatments for alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are effective but the uptake is limited. Primary care could be a key setting for identification and continuous care for AUD due to ac...

    Authors: Susan A. Rombouts, James H. Conigrave, Richard Saitz, Eva Louie, Paul Haber and Kirsten C. Morley

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:260

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  30. Increasing numbers of primary care practitioners in refugee resettlement countries are providing care to refugees. Access to trained interpreters is a priority for these practitioners, but there are many barri...

    Authors: Anne MacFarlane, Susann Huschke, Kevin Pottie, Fern R. Hauck, Kim Griswold and Mark F. Harris

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:259

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  31. Primary care, and its transformation into Primary Health Care (PHC), has become an area of intense policy interest around the world. As part of this trend Alberta, Canada, has implemented Primary Care Networks...

    Authors: Myles Leslie, Akram Khayatzadeh-Mahani, Judy Birdsell, P. G. Forest, Rita Henderson, Robin Patricia Gray, Kyleigh Schraeder, Judy Seidel, Jennifer Zwicker and Lee A. Green

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:258

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  32. We have shown previously that current recommendations in UK guidelines for monitoring long-term conditions are largely based on expert opinion. Due to a lack of robust evidence on optimal monitoring strategies...

    Authors: Martha M. C. Elwenspoek, Ed Mann, Katharine Alsop, Hannah Clark, Rita Patel, Jessica C. Watson and Penny Whiting

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:257

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  33. The Netherlands Triage Standard (NTS) is a widely used decision support tool for telephone triage at Dutch out-of-hours primary care services (OHS-PC), which, however, has never been validated against clinical...

    Authors: Daphne C. Erkelens, Frans H. Rutten, Loes T. Wouters, L. Servaas Dolmans, Esther de Groot, Roger A. Damoiseaux and Dorien L. Zwart

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:256

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  34. The COVID-19 pandemic affects the processes of routine care for chronic patients. A better understanding helps to increase resilience of the health system and prepare adequately for next waves of the pandemic.

    Authors: Katrien Danhieux, Veerle Buffel, Anthony Pairon, Asma Benkheil, Roy Remmen, Edwin Wouters and Josefien van Olmen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:255

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  35. Evidence-based guidelines include concrete treatment targets that can be used as process and outcome indicators in the evaluation of the quality of healthcare services and diabetes care. Quality improvement ca...

    Authors: Marja-Leena Lamidi, Katja Wikström, Laura Inglin, Päivi Rautiainen, Hilkka Tirkkonen and Tiina Laatikainen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:253

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  36. Primary health care (PHC) in Ethiopia serves as the main entry point for preventive, promotive and curative health services. The district health office is responsible for the planning, implementation and evalu...

    Authors: Binyam Fekadu Desta, Azeb Abitew, Ismael Ali Beshir, Mesele Damte Argaw and Sualiha Abdlkader

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:252

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  37. Combating the COVID-19 pandemic is a major challenge for health systems, citizens and policy makers worldwide. Early detection of affected patients within the large and heterogeneous group of patients with com...

    Authors: Johannes Just, Marie-Therese Puth, Felix Regenold, Klaus Weckbecker and Markus Bleckwenn

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:251

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  38. The aim of the study was to explore practitioner-patient interactions and patient responses when using QRISK®2 or JBS3 cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk calculators. Data were from video-recorded NHS Health Ch...

    Authors: Victoria Riley, Naomi J. Ellis, Lisa Cowap, Sarah Grogan, Elizabeth Cottrell, Diane Crone, Ruth Chambers, David Clark-Carter, Sophia Fedorowicz and Christopher Gidlow

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:250

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  39. Liver cancer rates are rising and hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the primary cause. The CDC recommends a one-time HCV screening for all persons born 1945–1965 (baby boomers). However, 14% of baby boomers have been...

    Authors: Monica L. Kasting, Julie Rathwell, Kaitlyn M. Gabhart, Jennifer Garcia, Richard G. Roetzheim, Olveen Carrasquillo, Anna R. Giuliano and Susan T. Vadaparampil

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:248

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  40. Telemedicine has been a popular tool to overcome the lack of access to healthcare facilities, primarily in underprivileged populations. We aimed to describe and assess the implementation of a tele-electrocardi...

    Authors: Idar Mappangara, Andriany Qanitha, Cuno S. P. M. Uiterwaal, Jose P. S. Henriques and Bastianus A. J. M. de Mol

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:247

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  41. General practitioners (GPs) are the foundation of any primary healthcare system. Their quality and quantity are directly associated with the effectiveness and quality of the health services of a nation. GPs’ s...

    Authors: Xing Shen, Heng Jiang, Hongbin Xu, Jun Ye, Chuanzhu Lv, Zuxun Lu and Yong Gan

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:246

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  42. Clinician utilization of practice guidelines can reduce inappropriate opioid prescribing and harm in chronic non-cancer pain; yet, implementation of “opioid guidelines” is subpar. We hypothesized that a multi-...

    Authors: Aleksandra E. Zgierska, James M. Robinson, Robert P. Lennon, Paul D. Smith, Kate Nisbet, Mary W. Ales, Deanne Boss, Wen-Jan Tuan, Regina M. Vidaver and David L. Hahn

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:245

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  43. The expansion of community pharmacy services is one solution to relieve pressure on general practice in the United Kingdom (UK). There is a paucity of research of general practitioners’ (GPs’) perspectives of ...

    Authors: M. Watson, K. Silver and R. Watkins

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:244

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  44. People with severe mental illness experience physical health significantly worse than the general population. Physical health monitoring is shared between primary care and secondary mental healthcare services,...

    Authors: Joseph Butler, Simone de Cassan, Phil Turner, Belinda Lennox, Gail Hayward and Margaret Glogowska

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:243

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