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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. Methods to enhance the accuracy of the depression diagnosis continues to be of relevance to clinicians. The primary aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic precision of two different diagnostic strateg...

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

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:88

    Content type: Research

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  27. This paper tries to describe prevalence and patterns of antibiotics prescription and bacteria detection and sensitivity to antibiotics in rural China and implications for future antibiotic stewardship.

    Authors: Xingrong Shen, Jilu Shen, Yaping Pan, Jing Cheng, Jing Chai, Karen Bowker, Alasdair MacGowan, Isabel Oliver, Helen Lambert and Debing Wang

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:87

    Content type: Research article

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  28. During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic various ambulatory health care models (SARS-CoV-2 contact points: Subspecialised Primary Care Practices, Fever Clinics, and Special Places for Corona-Testing) wer...

    Authors: Catharina Roth, Amanda Breckner, Sophia Moellinger, Simon Schwill, Frank Peters-Klimm, Joachim Szecsenyi, Sandra Stengel and Michel Wensing

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:86

    Content type: Research

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  29. This study examines the uptake of a clinician-focused teachable moment communication process (TMCP) and its impact on patient receipt of tobacco cessation support. The TMCP is a counseling method that uses pat...

    Authors: Susan A. Flocke, Elizabeth L. Albert, Steven A. Lewis, Thomas E. Love, Jeanmarie C. Rose, David C. Kaelber and Eileen L. Seeholzer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:85

    Content type: Research Article

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  30. Influenza is a major public health issue, with the primary preventive measure being an annual influenza vaccination. Nevertheless, vaccination coverage among the at-risk population is low. Our understanding of...

    Authors: Anna Bonet-Esteve, Raquel Muñoz-Miralles, Carla Gonzalez-Claramunt, Ana M Rufas, Xavier Pelegrin Cruz and Josep Vidal-Alaball

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:84

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  31. Possible cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection were diagnosed in primary care in Madrid, some of these cases had pneumonia. Most of the SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia published data came from hospitalised patients. This study s...

    Authors: Marina Guisado-Clavero, Ana Herrero Gil, Marta Pérez Álvarez, Marta Castelo Jurado, Ana Herrera Marinas, Vanesa Aguilar Ruiz, Ileana Gefaell Iarrondo, Miguel Menéndez Orenga and Sara Ares-Blanco

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:83

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Little information exists on the perceptions of psychiatrists regarding the implementation and various impacts of the consultation-liaison model. This model has been used in Quebec (Canada) through the functio...

    Authors: M.-J. Fleury, G. Grenier, L. Gentil and P. Roberge

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:82

    Content type: Research

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  33. This paper is focused on two indicators which may be considered as proxies of individuals’ well-being: self-assessed health and burnout intensity. There is little research relating these concepts with the type...

    Authors: Pedro L. Ferreira, Vitor Raposo, Aida Isabel Tavares and Ana Pinto

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:81

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  34. Direct-to-consumer genetic testing (DTCGT) offers individuals access to information on their probable risks of suffering from a wide range of chronic diseases. General practitioners (GPs) will probably play a ...

    Authors: Christine Cohidon, Regula Cardinaux, Jacques Cornuz, Robin Chenal, Béatrice Desvergne, Idris Guessous, Daniela Cerqui and Daniel Widmer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:79

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  35. Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and COPD are chronic medical conditions, for which patients need lifelong healthcare. The aim of this study is to examine in which healthcare setting patients with T2DM and COPD receive ...

    Authors: R. P. Willink, Rimke C. Vos, I. Looijmans-van den Akker and Huberta E. Hart

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:78

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  36. Nurse practitioners (NPs) have been added to primary healthcare teams to improve access to care. Team processes, including communication and decision-making, explicate how patients and families view team funct...

    Authors: Kelley Kilpatrick, Eric Tchouaket, Nicolas Fernandez, Mira Jabbour, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Lysane Paquette, Véronique Landry, Nathalie Gauthier and Marie-Dominique Beaulieu

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:76

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  37. Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic insomnia (CBT-i) is the treatment of choice for this condition but is underutilized in patients who attend primary care. The purpose of the present feasibility-pilot st...

    Authors: Isabel Torrens, Magdalena Esteva, Caterina Vicens, María Rosa Pizá-Portell, María Clara Vidal-Thomàs, Cristina Vidal-Ribas, Patricia Lorente-Montalvo and Elena Torres-Solera

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:77

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  38. The primary objective was to describe outpatient treatment of epistaxis among different physicians based on a large patient population over a period of 10 years. The secondary objective was to evaluate the val...

    Authors: Annina E. Althaus, Jonas Lüske, Ulrike Arendt, Michael Dörks, Michael H. Freitag, Falk Hoffmann and Kathrin Jobski

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:75

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  39. Outpatient medical follow-up post-stroke is not only crucial for secondary prevention but is also associated with a reduced risk of rehospitalization. However, being voluntary and non-urgent, it is potentially...

    Authors: Shilpa Tyagi, Gerald Choon-Huat Koh, Nan Luo, Kelvin Bryan Tan, Helen Hoenig, David B. Matchar, Joanne Yoong, Angelique Chan, Kim En Lee, N. Venketasubramanian, Edward Menon, Kin Ming Chan, Deidre Anne De Silva, Philip Yap, Boon Yeow Tan, Effie Chew…

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:74

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  40. COVID-19 will cause normal feelings of worry and stress and many of those who experience higher levels of distress will experience resolution of their symptoms as society returns to pre-COVID-19 functioning. O...

    Authors: Laurence Astill Wright, Sam Gnanapragasam, Anthony J. Downes and Jonathan I. Bisson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:73

    Content type: Review

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  41. High continuity of care has a positive impact on health outcomes, but insight into the mechanisms underlying this impact is limited. Information continuity, on which our study focuses, is especially important ...

    Authors: Johanna Forstner, Jasmin Bossert, Aline Weis, Nicola Litke, Cornelia Strassner, Joachim Szecsenyi and Michel Wensing

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:72

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  42. People with mental illness (PWMI) often suffer from public stigma, which can make them unwilling to seek help and reduce access to early treatment. The aims of this study were to determine attitudes towards PW...

    Authors: Mengmeng Wang, Ya Wang, Jiajun Xu, Na Meng, Xiaolin Li, Zheng Liu and Junqiang Huang

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:71

    Content type: Research Article

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  43. The present study describes how primary care can be improved for patients with multimorbidity, based on the evaluation of a patient-centered care (PCC) improvement program designed to foster the eight PCC dime...

    Authors: Sanne Jannick Kuipers, Anna Petra Nieboer and Jane Murray Cramm

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:70

    Content type: Research article

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  44. The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns about the potential decrease in access and utilisation of general practice services and its impact on patient care. In March 2020, the Australian Gove...

    Authors: Sara Javanparast, Leigh Roeger, Yuen Kwok and Richard L Reed

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:69

    Content type: Research Article

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  45. The inappropriate and/or high prescribing of benzodiazepine and ‘Z’ drugs (BDZ +) is a major health concern. The purpose of this study was to determine whether physician or pharmacist led interventions or a si...

    Authors: Nigel Ashworth, Nicole Kain, Delaney Wiebe, Nancy Hernandez-Ceron, Ed Jess and Karen Mazurek

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:68

    Content type: Research article

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  46. To estimate the prevalence of symptoms and signs related to a COVID-19 case series confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for SARS-CoV-2. Risk factors and the associated use of health services will also ...

    Authors: Eloisa Rogero-Blanco, Vera González-García, Rodrigo Medina García, Pilar Muñoz-Molina, Santiago Machin-Hamalainen and Juan A. López-Rodríguez

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:66

    Content type: Research Article

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