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  1. 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

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  2. 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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  3. 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

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  4. 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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  5. 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

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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

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  11. 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

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. Indonesia has the highest maternal mortality rate in South East Asia, that a third of the mortality is caused by hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP), including preeclampsia and eclampsia. Research sugges...

    Authors: Fitriana Murriya Ekawati, Ova Emilia, Jane Gunn, Sharon Licqurish and Phyllis Lau

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:242

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  36. Digital consultation with primary care physicians via mobile telephone apps has been spreading rapidly in Sweden since 2014. Digital consultation allows remote working because physicians can work from home, ou...

    Authors: Hanna Fernemark, Janna Skagerström, Ida Seing, Carin Ericsson and Per Nilsen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:241

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  37. Shared care is the preferred model for long-term survivorship care by cancer survivors, general practitioners and specialists. However, survivorship care remains specialist-led. A risk-stratified approach has ...

    Authors: Kylie Vuong, Kerry Uebel, Maria Agaliotis, Stella Jun, Jane Taggart, Sue Suchy, Winston Liauw, Melvin Chin, Kate Webber and Mark Harris

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:240

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  38. Families of children with rare diseases (i.e., not more than 5 out of 10,000 people are affected) are often highly burdened with fears, insecurities and concerns regarding the affected child and its siblings. ...

    Authors: Johannes Boettcher, Bonnie Filter, Jonas Denecke, Amra Hot, Anne Daubmann, Antonia Zapf, Karl Wegscheider, Jan Zeidler, J.-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg, Monika Bullinger, Miriam Rassenhofer, Michael Schulte-Markwort and Silke Wiegand-Grefe

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:239

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an emerging novel cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor. It’s prevalence is increasing globally. However, there is paucity in the evidence showing the associatio...

    Authors: Hayatul Najaa Miptah, Anis Safura Ramli, Mariam Mohamad, Hilwati Hashim and Zahirah Tharek

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:238

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  40. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the most common mental disorders in primary care (PC). GAD has low remission and high relapse rates over long follow-up periods. Qualitative evidence was synthesize...

    Authors: Ana Toledo-Chávarri, Vanesa Ramos-García, Alezandra Torres-Castaño, María M Trujillo-Martín, Wenceslao Peñate Castro, Isabel Del Cura-Castro, Pedro Serrano-Aguilar and Lilisbeth Perestelo-Pérez

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:237

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  41. CT Imaging is often requested for patients with low back pain (LBP) by their general practitioners. It is currently unknown what reasons are common for these referrals and if CT images are ordered according to...

    Authors: Gabrielle S. Logan, Russell Eric Dawe, Kris Aubrey-Bassler, Danielle Coombs, Patrick Parfrey, Chris Maher, Holly Etchegary and Amanda Hall

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:236

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  42. General practitioners (GPs) in Norway increasingly use spirometry diagnostically as well as in follow up of patients with respiratory complaints, but little is known about their skills and knowledge in this ar...

    Authors: Mette C. Tollånes, Geir E. Sjaastad, Bernt B. Aarli and Sverre Sandberg

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:235

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  43. Meta-analyses suggest that collaborative care (CC) improves symptoms of depression and anxiety. In CC, a care manager collaborates with a general practitioner (GP) to provide evidence-based care. Most CC resea...

    Authors: Nadja Kehler Curth, Ursula Ødum Brinck-Claussen, Carsten Hjorthøj, Annette Sofie Davidsen, John Hagel Mikkelsen, Marianne Engelbrecht Lau, Merete Lundsteen, Claudio Csillag, Kaj Sparle Christensen, Marie Jakobsen, Anders Bo Bojesen, Merete Nordentoft and Lene Falgaard Eplov

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:234

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  44. Multimorbidity, the co-existence of two or more chronic conditions in an individual, is present in most patients over 65 years. Primary health care (PHC) is uniquely positioned to provide the holistic and cont...

    Authors: Joel Freilich, Gunnar H. Nilsson, Mirjam Ekstedt and Maria Flink

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:233

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  45. Previous studies have reported that organizational structures and cultures in primary health care are obstacles to district nurses doing successful work in health promotion practice (HPP). Because organization...

    Authors: Kristina Lundberg, Mats Jong, Miek C. Jong and Lisbeth Porskrog Kristiansen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:232

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