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  1. Considering the global refugee crisis, there is an increasing demand on primary care physicians to be able to adequately assess and address the health care needs of individual refugees, including both the soma...

    Authors: Erica Rothlind, Uno Fors, Helena Salminen, Per Wändell and Solvig Ekblad

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:138

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The role played by nurses in caring for children in pediatricians’ officies in the community is crucial to ensure integrated care. In Italy, pediatricians are responsible for the health of children aged 0–14 y...

    Authors: Immacolata Dall’Oglio, Giovanni Vitali Rosati, Valentina Biagioli, Emanuela Tiozzo, Orsola Gawronski, Riccardo Ricci, Antonio Garofalo, Simone Piga, Simone Gramaccioni, Claudio Di Maria, Valentina Vanzi, Alessandra Querciati, Rosaria Alvaro, Luciana Biancalani, Ersilia Buonomo, Mattia Doria…

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:136

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  3. There is a current trend to reassess the adequacy of care. Establishing top five lists by involving patients is one way to address medical overuse. The objective of this study was to establish a patients’ top ...

    Authors: Agnès Hazard, Marion Debin, Corentin Hervé, Caroline Guerrisi, Camille Bonnet and Mathilde François

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:134

    Content type: Research

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  4. In recent years, telemedicine consultations have evolved as a new form of providing primary healthcare. Telemedicine options can provide benefits to patients in terms of access, reduced travel time and no risk...

    Authors: Cecilia Dahlgren, Margareta Dackehag, Per Wändell and Clas Rehnberg

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:133

    Content type: Research

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  5. U.S. physicians lack training in caring for patients with obesity. For family medicine, the newly developed Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative (OMEC) competencies provide an opportunity to compare curren...

    Authors: Manuela Orjuela-Grimm, W. Scott Butsch, Silvia Bhatt-Carreño, B. Gabriel Smolarz and Goutham Rao

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:132

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  6. To evaluate intermediate care for knee and hip osteoarthritis (KHOA) in the general practice that incorporate specialist services into general practice to prevent unnecessary referrals to hospitals.

    Authors: Ilgin G. Arslan, Vincent M. I. Voorbrood, Saskia A. G. Stitzinger, Maarten-Paul van de Kerkhove, Rianne M. Rozendaal, Marienke van Middelkoop, Patrick J. E. Bindels, Sita M. A. Bierma-Zeinstra and Dieuwke Schiphof

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:131

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  7. General practitioners (GPs) have a key role in the diagnosis of cancer. It is crucial to identify factors influencing the decision to refer for suspected cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate the al...

    Authors: Line Flytkjær Virgilsen, Anette Fischer Pedersen, Peter Vedsted, Gitte Stentebjerg Petersen and Henry Jensen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:129

    Content type: Research

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  8. Emergency Care and Treatment Plans are recommended for all primary care patients in the United Kingdom who are expected to experience deterioration of their health. The Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency C...

    Authors: Caroline J. Huxley, Karin Eli, Claire A. Hawkes, Gavin D. Perkins, Rob George, Frances Griffiths and Anne-Marie Slowther

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:128

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Extensive use of antibiotics and the resulting emergence of antimicrobial resistance is a major health concern globally. In Norway, 82% of antibiotics is prescribed in primary care and one in four prescription...

    Authors: Lars Emil Aga Haugom, Sabine Ruths, Knut Erik Emberland, Knut Eirik Ringheim Eliassen, Guri Rortveit and Knut-Arne Wensaas

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:127

    Content type: Research

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  10. Learning health systems have been gaining traction over the past decade. The purpose of this study was to understand the spread of learning health systems in primary care, including where they have been implem...

    Authors: Danielle M. Nash, Zohra Bhimani, Jennifer Rayner and Merrick Zwarenstein

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:126

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  11. The aims of our study were to describe the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown on primary care in Germany regarding the number of consultations, the prevalence of specific reasons for consultation pre...

    Authors: Ingmar Schäfer, Heike Hansen, Agata Menzel, Marion Eisele, Daniel Tajdar, Dagmar Lühmann and Martin Scherer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:125

    Content type: Research

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  12. Defining multimorbidity has proved elusive in spite of attempts to standardise definitions. For national studies, a broad definition is required to capture national diversity. For locally based studies, the de...

    Authors: Nasrin Hafezparast, Ellie Bragan Turner, Rupert Dunbar-Rees, Alice Vodden, Hiten Dodhia, Brian Reynolds, Barbara Reichwein and Mark Ashworth

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:124

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  13. Recruiting general practitioners (GPs) and their multimorbid older patients for trials is challenging for multiple reasons (e.g., high workload, limited mobility). The comparability of study participants is im...

    Authors: Katharina Tabea Jungo, Rahel Meier, Fabio Valeri, Nathalie Schwab, Claudio Schneider, Emily Reeve, Marco Spruit, Matthias Schwenkglenks, Nicolas Rodondi and Sven Streit

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:123

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  14. Family interaction is an important factor contributing to the quality of survivorship among breast cancer survivors. The dearth of studies involving young females with breast cancer has limited the understandi...

    Authors: Jiehui Xu, Xiyi Wang, Mengjie Chen, Yiwen Shi and Yun Hu

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:122

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  15. Timely recognition of colorectal cancer related symptoms is essential to reduce time to diagnosis. This study aims to investigate the primary healthcare use preceding a colorectal cancer diagnosis.

    Authors: Josephina G. Kuiper, Myrthe P. P. van Herk-Sukel, Valery E. P. P. Lemmens, Ernst J. Kuipers and Ron M. C. Herings

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:121

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  16. With an ageing population and an increase in chronic disease burden in Australia, Patient Centred Medical Home (PCMH) models of care have been identified as potential options for primary care reform and improv...

    Authors: Christine Metusela, Bridget Dijkmans-Hadley, Judy Mullan, Andrew Gow and Andrew Bonney

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:120

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  17. High demands create pressure on acute care services, such as emergency medical services (EMS), emergency departments (ED) and out-of-hours primary care (OOH-PC) services. A variety of patient- and organisation...

    Authors: Ellen Keizer, Oliver Senn, Morten Bondo Christensen and Linda Huibers

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:119

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  18. Therapeutic inertia (TI), defined as physicians’ failure to increase therapy when treatment goals are unmet, is an impediment to chronic disease management. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of TI in...

    Authors: FU Leung Chan, Yim Chu Li and Xiao Rui Catherine Chen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:118

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  19. The family doctors’ contract service problem is not about government management alone, but an interaction of a complex social environment. Consequently, the effect of contracted services of family doctors not ...

    Authors: Xinglong Xu, Henry Asante Antwi, Lulin Zhou, Tehzeeb Mustafa and Ama Boafo-Arthur

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:117

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  20. The use of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) performed by general practitioners (GPs) in primary care settings is increasing. Previous studies have focused on GP-reported outcomes and little is known about...

    Authors: Camilla Aakjær Andersen, John Brodersen, Torsten Rahbek Rudbæk and Martin Bach Jensen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:116

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  21. The completion rate of Advance Directives (ADs) has been low. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of two interventions 1) active counseling sessions coupled with passive patient education pamphlets, a...

    Authors: Cunzhi Xu, Shi Yan, Jade Chee, Emily Pui-Yan Lee, Han Wei Lim, Sarah Woon Ching Lim and Lian Leng Low

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:115

    Content type: Research

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  22. Hypoglycaemia is a common and potentially avoidable adverse event in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It can reduce quality of life, increase healthcare costs, and reduce treatment success. We investigated s...

    Authors: Stijn Crutzen, Tessa van den Born-Bondt, Petra Denig and Katja Taxis

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:114

    Content type: Research

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  23. High quality primary care is expected to be the basis of many health care systems. Expectations on primary care are rising as societies age and the burden of chronic disease grows. To stimulate adherence to gu...

    Authors: Eva Arvidsson, Sofia Dahlin and Anders Anell

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:113

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  24. Six percent of patients are allergic to penicillin according to their medical records. While this designation protects a small number of truly allergic patients from serious reactions, those who are incorrectl...

    Authors: Marta Wanat, Sibyl Anthierens, Christopher C. Butler, Louise Savic, Sinisa Savic, Sue H. Pavitt, Jonathan A. T. Sandoe and Sarah Tonkin-Crine

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:112

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  25. Good-quality evidence has shown that early glycaemic, blood pressure and LDL-cholesterol control in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) leads to better outcomes. In spite of that, diseases control have been inad...

    Authors: Boon-How Chew, Husni Hussain and Ziti Akthar Supian

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:111

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  26. Primary care nurses can assist General Practitioner’s to identify cognition concerns and support patient health self-management for those experiencing cognitive impairment or dementia. This support may lead to...

    Authors: Caroline Gibson, Dianne Goeman, Alison Hutchinson, Mark Yates and Dimity Pond

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:110

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  27. To increase knowledge about options people have concerning end-of-life-care issues, General Practitioners (GPs) can organise meetings to inform their older patients. We evaluated these meetings, using the foll...

    Authors: Annicka G. M. van der Plas, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Roosmarijne M. K. Kox, Marianne Ponstein, Bea Dame and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:109

    Content type: Research

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  28. Attempts to manage the COVID-19 pandemic have led to radical reorganisations of health care systems worldwide. General practitioners (GPs) provide the vast majority of patient care, and knowledge of their expe...

    Authors: Tina Drud Due, Thorkil Thorsen and Julie Høgsgaard Andersen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:108

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  29. Patient-centred care is a core attribute of primary care. Not much is known about the relationship between patient-centred care and doctor-patient familiarity. This study aimed to explore the association betwe...

    Authors: Chenwen Zhong, Mengping Zhou, Zhuojun Luo, Cuiying Liang, Lina Li and Li Kuang

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:107

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  30. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) can contribute to the earlier detection and better treatment of chronic diseases by improving accuracy and accessibility of patient data. The Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) imp...

    Authors: Ahmed Hazazi and Andrew Wilson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:106

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  31. Primary healthcare centers (PHC) ensure that patients receive comprehensive care from promotion and prevention to treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care in a familiar environment. It is designed to pro...

    Authors: Soha A. Tashkandi, Ali Alenezi, Ismail Bakhsh, Abdullah AlJuryyan, Zahir H AlShehry, Saeed AlRashdi, Maryjane Guzman, Marvin Pono, Franklin Lim, April Rose Tabudlong, Lamees Elwan, Musa Fagih and Ahmad Aboabat

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:105

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  32. Mobile technologies have become capable of changing the paradigm of healthcare services. A clear example is that, nowadays, these technologies are an important instrument for data collection processes, epidemi...

    Authors: Anisbed Naranjo-Rojas, Luis Ángel Perula-de-Torres, Freiser Eceomo Cruz-Mosquera and Guillermo Molina-Recio

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:104

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. Oral anticoagulant therapy use in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) remains suboptimal in Singapore, despite the availability of both warfarin and non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Pri...

    Authors: Shera Chaterji, Lay Geok Lian, Ting Yee Lee, Liwei Chua, Sabrina Yi-Mei Wee, Sui Ling Yap, Dhana Letchimy K and Ngiap Chuan Tan

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:101

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  34. Family doctor contract services (FDCS) began in China in 2016. Shenzhen, one of the most developed cities in China, also implemented a family doctor (FD) policy in 2017. The objectives of this study were to id...

    Authors: Qingming Zheng, Lu Shi, Tiantian Pang and Willie Leung

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:100

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  35. To explore the perceived barriers and facilitators in the management of the patients having diabetes with comorbidities by primary care physicians.

    Authors: Sandipana Pati, Sanghamitra Pati, Marjan van den Akker, F. G. Schellevis, Krushna Chandra Sahoo and Jako S. Burgers

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:99

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  36. The NHS has recognised the importance of a high quality patient safety culture in the delivery of primary health care in the rapidly evolving environment of general practice. Two tools, PC-SafeQuest and MapSaf...

    Authors: Ian Litchfield, Kate Marsden, Lucy Doos, Katherine Perryman, Anthony Avery and Sheila Greenfield

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:98

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  37. Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s leading cause of morbidity and mortality. An active lifestyle is one of the cornerstones in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. An initial step in guiding ...

    Authors: N. Aerts, D. Le Goff, M. Odorico, J. Y. Le Reste, P. Van Bogaert, L. Peremans, G. Musinguzi, P. Van Royen and H. Bastiaens

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:97

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  38. General practitioners (GPs) play a key role in managing the COVID-19 outbreak. However, they may encounter difficulties adapting their practices to the pandemic. We provide here an analysis of guidelines for t...

    Authors: Rosy Tsopra, Paul Frappe, Sven Streit, Ana Luisa Neves, Persijn J. Honkoop, Ana Belen Espinosa-Gonzalez, Berk Geroğlu, Tobias Jahr, Heidrun Lingner, Katarzyna Nessler, Gabriella Pesolillo, Øyvind Stople Sivertsen, Hans Thulesius, Raluca Zoitanu, Anita Burgun and Shérazade Kinouani

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:96

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  39. The bereaved families of COVID-19 victims are among the most vulnerable social groups in the COVID-19 pandemic. This highly infectious and contagious disease has afflicted these families with numerous psycholo...

    Authors: Fateme Mohammadi, Khodayar Oshvandi, Farshid Shamsaei, Fateme Cheraghi, Masoud Khodaveisi and Mostafa Bijani

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:94

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  40. We investigate whether an educational intervention of GPs increases patient-centeredness and perceived shared decision making in the treatment of patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus?

    Authors: Anja Wollny, Christin Löffler, Eva Drewelow, Attila Altiner, Christian Helbig, Anne Daubmann, Karl Wegscheider, Susanne Löscher, Michael Pentzek, Stefan Wilm, Gregor Feldmeier and Sara Santos

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:93

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  41. Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent mental health conditions and are managed predominantly in primary care. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of psychological and pharmacological treatments...

    Authors: Erin L. Parker, Michelle Banfield, Daniel B. Fassnacht, Timothy Hatfield and Michael Kyrios

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:92

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  42. The implementation of lockdowns in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a system switch to remote primary care consulting at the same time as the incidence of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) incre...

    Authors: Eszter Szilassy, Estela Capelas Barbosa, Sharon Dixon, Gene Feder, Chris Griffiths, Medina Johnson, Anna De Simoni, Vari Wileman, Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths and Anna Dowrick

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:91

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. There has been an increase in the numbers of patients presenting to primary care with suspected colorectal malignancy and subsequently an increase in demand for endoscopy. This study aims to forecast the cost ...

    Authors: CC Kearsey, C Graham, HS Lobb, J Chacko, R Weatherburn and PS Rooney

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:90

    Content type: Research

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  44. Vertigo, dizziness and balance disorders (VDB) are common in older people and cause restrictions in mobility and social participation. Due to a multifactorial aetiology, health care is often overutilised, but ...

    Authors: Verena Regauer, Eva Seckler, Eva Grill, Richard Ippisch, Klaus Jahn, Petra Bauer and Martin Müller

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:89

    Content type: Research article

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