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  1. Content type: Research article

    Greater continuity and access to primary care results in improved patient health, satisfaction, and reduced healthcare costs. Although patient rostering is considered to be a cornerstone of a high performing p...

    Authors: Jatinderpreet Singh, Simone Dahrouge and Michael E. Green

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:52

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Routine blood tests for young, healthy, asymptomatic patients have no proven value in early detection of diseases. Indeed, such tests have occasionally been found to be harmful. Although general blood tests ar...

    Authors: Michal Shaked, Inbar Levkovich, Tamar Adar, Alma Peri and Nir Liviatan

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:51

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Patient safety is a universal issue which affects countries at all stages of health system development. Patient safety research in primary care reveals that globally millions of people suffer disabilities, inj...

    Authors: Muna Habib AL Lawati, Stephanie D. Short, Nadia Noor Abdulhadi, Sathiya Murthi Panchatcharam and Sarah Dennis

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:50

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The public primary healthcare system in Greece has not been fully developed and is delivered by urban and rural health centers, outpatient departments in public hospitals and the recently established first-con...

    Authors: Daphne Kaitelidou, Charalambos Economou, Petros Galanis, Olympia Konstantakopoulou, Olga Siskou, Silviu Domente, Dolf de Boer, Wienke G. Boerma and Peter P. Groenewegen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:49

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Since 2008 mental health practice nurses have been gradually introduced in general practices in the Netherlands as part of health policy aiming to improve early identification and treatment of mental health pr...

    Authors: L. Abidi, A. Oenema, P. Verhaak, F. E. S. Tan and D. van de Mheen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:48

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Antibiotics are not recommended for treating uncomplicated respiratory tract infections (RTIs), despite this, antibiotic prescribing for this is widespread. General practitioners (GPs) report parental pressure...

    Authors: Ruby Biezen, Danilla Grando, Danielle Mazza and Bianca Brijnath

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:46

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  7. Content type: Research article

    One of several strategies developed to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use in situations where the indication is not clear is delayed antibiotic prescription (DAP), defined as an antibiotic prescription issued...

    Authors: Mariam de la Poza Abad, Gemma Mas Dalmau, Ignasi Gich Saladich, Laura Martínez García, Carl Llor and Pablo Alonso-Coello

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:45

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In Canada, most patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are cared for in the primary care setting in the practices of family physicians. This care is delivered through a variety of practice models rangin...

    Authors: Olga Szafran, Sandra L. Kennett, Neil R. Bell and Jacqueline M. I. Torti

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:44

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Clinicians frequently have questions about patient care. However, for more than half of the generated questions, answers are never pursued, and if they are, often not answered satisfactorily. We aimed to chara...

    Authors: Loai Albarqouni, Tammy Hoffmann, Katrina McLean, Karen Price and Paul Glasziou

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:43

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The general health check, which includes the periodic health visit and annual physical exam, is not recommended to maintain the health of asymptomatic adults with no risk factors. Different funding mechanisms ...

    Authors: Natasha Ruth Saunders, Jun Guan, Longdi Fu, Helen Guo, Xuesong Wang and Astrid Guttmann

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:42

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Due to the increasing number of non-urgent visits to emergency departments, it is becoming increasingly important to also investigate emergency care in out-of-hours (OOH) primary care. The aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Insa Seeger, Laura Kreienmeyer, Falk Hoffmann and Michael H. Freitag

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:41

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The implementation of early palliative care within a primary care setting is a recent academic topic. Recruiting General Practitioners (GPs) to participate in a palliative care study can be challenging. The pr...

    Authors: B. Leysen, B. Van den Eynden, A. Janssens and J. Wens

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:40

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Assessing the cost effectiveness of training aimed at increasing general practitioners’ (GP) work awareness and patients’ work-related self-efficacy and quality of life.

    Authors: Cornelis de Kock, Cindy Noben, Antoine Lagro-Janssen, Peter Lucassen, André Knottnerus, Angelique de Rijk, Frans Nijhuis, Romy Steenbeek and Silvia Evers

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:38

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The treatment of multimorbid patients is one crucial task in general practice as multimorbidity is highly prevalent in this setting. However, there is little evidence how to treat these patients and consequent...

    Authors: Alexander Waschkau, Denise Wilfling and Jost Steinhäuser

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:37

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The demand for out-of-hours (OOH) primary care has increased during the last decades, with a considerable amount of contacts for young children. This study aims to describe the reasons for encounter (RFE), the...

    Authors: Jørgen Lous, Grete Moth, Linda Huibers, Peter Vedsted and Morten Bondo Christensen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:36

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Patient- and family-centered care (PFCC) is increasingly linked to improved communication, care quality, and patient decision making. However, in order to consistently implement and study PFCC, health care sys...

    Authors: Clarissa Hsu, Marlaine Figueroa Gray, Lauren Murray, Marie Abraham, Wendy Nickel, Jennifer M. Sweeney, Dominick L. Frosch, Tracy M. Mroz, Kelly Ehrlich, Bev Johnson and Robert J. Reid

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:35

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Diagnosing dementia, a syndrome affecting 35.6 million people worldwide, can be challenging, especially in patients with a migrant background. Language barriers and language-based diagnostic tools, cultural di...

    Authors: Judith Tillmann, Johannes Just, Rieke Schnakenberg, Klaus Weckbecker, Birgitta Weltermann and Eva Münster

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:34

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Back pain is one of the most frequent causes of health-related work absence. In Germany, more than 70% of adults suffer from at least one back pain episode per annum. It has strong impact on health care costs ...

    Authors: Sebastian Voigt-Radloff, Andrea C. Schöpf, Martin Boeker, Luca Frank, Erik Farin, Klaus Kaier, Mirjam Körner, Katharina Wollmann, Britta Lang, Joerg J. Meerpohl, Ralph Möhler, Wilhelm Niebling, Julia Serong, Renate Lange, Piet van der Keylen and Andy Maun

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:33

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Hospital admissions for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSC) are those that could potentially be prevented by timely and effective disease management within primary care. ACSC admissions are increasingl...

    Authors: Marjon van der Pol, Damilola Olajide, Mark Dusheiko, Robert Elliott, Bruce Guthrie, Louisa Jorm and Alastair H. Leyland

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:32

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Personal convictions in referral to pain cause misbeliefs in health professionals, which can influence patients who suffer from non-specific chronic low back pain. Likewise, health professionals’ beliefs affec...

    Authors: Ester García-Martínez, Jorge Soler-González, Francesc Rubí-Carnacea, Beatriz García-Martínez, Carolina Climent-Sanz, Joan Blanco-Blanco and Fran Valenzuela-Pascual

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:31

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  21. Content type: Debate

    Low back pain affects about 80% of all adults, many of whom consult general practice. Providing management can be challenging, in part due to the scarcity of effective treatment methods. There is broad consens...

    Authors: Allan Riis, Emma L. Karran, Jonathan C. Hill, Martin B. Jensen and Janus L. Thomsen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:30

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies in general practice and hospital settings have identified that prescribing of non-insulin diabetes medications may be sub-optimal in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and renal impairment. Sin...

    Authors: Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Sharmala Thuraisingam, Janet K. Sluggett, Gary Kilov, John Furler, David O’Neal and Alicia Jenkins

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:29

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The ageing population and increasing prevalence of multimorbidity place greater resource demands on the health systems internationally. Accurate prediction of general practice (GP) services is important for he...

    Authors: Christopher Harrison, Joan Henderson, Graeme Miller and Helena Britt

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:28

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is a global threat to public health and antibiotics are often unnecessarily prescribed for acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) in general practice. We aimed to investigat...

    Authors: Jane O’Doherty, Leonard F. W. Leader, Andrew O’Regan, Colum Dunne, Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil and Raymond O’Connor

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:27

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  25. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to use marketing theory to examine the views of patients, pharmacists and general practitioners (GPs) on how community pharmacies are currently used and to identify how community pharmacy serv...

    Authors: Ali M. K. Hindi, Ellen I. Schafheutle and Sally Jacobs

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:26

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    The management of hyperglycaemia and associated cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) may reduce diabetes-related complications. The strategy to broaden the knowledge bas...

    Authors: Àngels Molló, Anna Berenguera, Esther Rubinat, Bogdan Vlacho, Manel Mata, Josep Franch, Bonaventura Bolíbar and Dídac Mauricio

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:25

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    Health personnel are susceptible to high levels of work stress and burnout due to the psychological and emotional demands of their work, as well as to other aspects related to the organisation of that work. Th...

    Authors: Luis-Angel Pérula-de Torres, Juan Carlos Verdes-Montenegro Atalaya, Javier García-Campayo, Ana Roldán-Villalobos, Rosa Magallón-Botaya, Cruz Bartolomé-Moreno, Herminia Moreno-Martos, Elena Melús-Palazón, Norberto Liétor-Villajos, Francisco Javier Valverde-Bolívar, Nur Hachem-Salas, Luis-Alberto Rodríguez, Mayte Navarro-Gil, Ronald Epstein, Antonio Cabezón-Crespo and Carmen Morillo-Velarde Moreno

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:24

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Patient safety research is conducted predominantly in hospital settings, with a dearth of insight from primary care, despite suggestions that 2.2% of primary care consultations result in a patient safety incid...

    Authors: Caoimhe Madden, Sinéad Lydon, Margaret E. Cupples, Nigel D. Hart, Ciara Curran, Andrew W. Murphy and Paul O’Connor

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:22

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is the most prevalent subtype of urinary incontinence and is a bothering condition in women. Only a minority of those with SUI consult a general practitioner (GP). EHealth wit...

    Authors: Lotte Firet, Chrissy de Bree, Carmen M. Verhoeks, Doreth A. M. Teunissen and Antoine L. M. Lagro-Janssen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:21

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Research in primary care is essential for disease diagnosis, management and prevention in relation to the individuals, families and the community. This research aims to study the attitude of primary care physi...

    Authors: Abeer J. Khalaf, Aysha I. Aljowder, Meead J. Buhamaid, Mona F. Alansari and Ghufran A. Jassim

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:20

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Representing 60% of medical consultations in Switzerland, primary care holds an important place in our medical system. Patients’ values in family medicine (FM) are nowadays recognized as important factors to t...

    Authors: Marie Droz, Nicolas Senn and Christine Cohidon

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:19

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  32. Content type: Research article

    For unclarified reasons, parents tend to be cautious about administering analgesics to their children, potentially leading to suboptimal management of AOM symptoms. We aim to understand parents’ views and expe...

    Authors: Rick T. van Uum, Roderick P. Venekamp, Anne G. M. Schilder, Roger A. M. J. Damoiseaux and Sibyl Anthierens

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:18

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare providers play a critical role in facilitating patient access to medical cannabis. However, previous surveys suggest only a minority of providers believe that medical cannabis confers benefits to pa...

    Authors: Lindsey M. Philpot, Jon O. Ebbert and Ryan T. Hurt

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:17

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Anxiety and depression often co-exist. These disorders are under-diagnosed and under-treated, specifically among older people, and lead to increased use of health and social care services and raised mortality....

    Authors: Tom Kingstone, Bernadette Bartlam, Heather Burroughs, Peter Bullock, Karina Lovell, Mo Ray, Peter Bower, Waquas Waheed, Simon Gilbody, Elaine Nicholls and Carolyn A. Chew-Graham

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:16

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Fostering a culture of safety is an essential step in ensuring patient safety and quality in primary care. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational intervention to improve the safety culture in...

    Authors: Clara González-Formoso, Ana Clavería, M.J. Fernández-Domínguez, F.L. Lago-Deibe, Luis Hermida-Rial, Antonio Rial, Francisco Gude-Sampedro, Salvador Pita-Fernández and Victoria Martín-Miguel

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:15

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  36. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error to one of the ‘study groups’ in the authorship section.

    Authors: Géraldine Tournu, Laurent Abramowitz, Camille Couffignal, Frédéric Juguet, Agnès Sénéjoux, Stéphane Berger, Anne-Laure Wiart, Marc Bernard, Françoise Provost, Hélène Pillant-Le Moult, Dominique Bouchard and Jean-Pierre Aubert

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:14

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    The original article was published in BMC Family Practice 2017 18:78

  37. Content type: Research article

    Communication between patients and providers about persistent “medically unexplained” physical symptoms (MUS) is characterized by discordance. While the difficulties are well documented, few studies have exami...

    Authors: Nicole Anastasides, Carmelen Chiusano, Christina Gonzalez, Fiona Graff, David R. Litke, Erica McDonald, Jennifer Presnall-Shvorin, Nicole Sullivan, Karen S. Quigley, Wilfred R. Pigeon, Drew A. Helmer, Susan L. Santos and Lisa M. McAndrew

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:13

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Sexually transmitted infections (STI) caused by multidrug resistant Neisseria gonorrhoea are an emerging threat to global health. In the Netherlands, the general practitioner (GP) provides the major part of STI c...

    Authors: Roos van Amerongen, Roel P. Gazendam and Jan E. A. M. van Bergen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:12

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  39. Content type: Study protocol

    NHS Health Check is a national cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment programme for 40–74 year olds in England, in which practitioners should assess and communicate CVD risk, supported by appropriate ris...

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

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:11

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Uncontrolled blood pressure remains an urgent issue in clinical practice worldwide. This study aimed to compare the characteristics and effectiveness of hypertension control in family medicine pratice in the f...

    Authors: Diana Jurić, Ivančica Pavličević, Ana Marušić, Mario Malički, Ivan Buljan, Velen Šarotić, Nataša Mrduljaš-Đujić, Ante Komparak, Miona Vujević, Danijela De Micheli-Vitturi, Pjera Šušnjar, Tina Puljiz, Minka Jerčić, Dario Leskur and Matko Marušić

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:10

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Health workforce turnover remains a global concern, particularly in rural and remote areas. Western rural areas are the least developed in China, where it faces the serious challenge on the rural health worker...

    Authors: Jinlin Liu, Bin Zhu, Jingxian Wu and Ying Mao

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:9

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The increasing number of available point-of-care (POC) tests challenges clinicians regarding decisions on which tests to use, how to efficiently use them, and how to interpret the results. Although POC tests m...

    Authors: Michelle M. A. Kip, J. Marjan Hummel, Elra B. Eppink, Hendrik Koffijberg, Rogier M. Hopstaken, Maarten J. IJzerman and Ron Kusters

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:8

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The PR1MaC study was conducted to evaluate the integration of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management services into primary care practices and was reported effective. The aim of this study was to further exp...

    Authors: Martin Fortin, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Bayero Boubacar Diallo and Tarek Bouhali

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:7

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The attitude of General Practitioner’s (GP’s) towards dementia and confidence in their clinical abilities impacts on diagnosis rates and management of the condition. The purpose of the present research is to r...

    Authors: Ron Mason, Kathleen Doherty, Claire Eccleston, Michael Annear, Amanda Lo, Laura Tierney, Fran McInerney and Andrew Robinson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:6

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The prescribing of psychotropic drugs, i.e. antidepressants, sedatives (anxiolytics, hypnotics), and antipsychotics is considerable and a large proportion is prescribed by general practitioners (GPs). There ar...

    Authors: Staffan A. Svensson, Tove M. Hedenrud and Susanna M. Wallerstedt

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:4

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Long-term needs of stroke survivors are often not adequately addressed and many patients are dissatisfied with care post-discharge from hospital. Primary care could play an important role in identifying need i...

    Authors: Grace M. Turner, Ricky Mullis, Lisa Lim, Lizzie Kreit and Jonathan Mant

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:2

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