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  1. Content type: Research article

    Patients should receive follow-up serum creatinine tests after an initial abnormal result to diagnose chronic kidney disease. However, half of the time this fails to occur in primary care. We interviewed prima...

    Authors: Danielle M. Nash, Amit X. Garg, K. Scott Brimble and Maureen Markle-Reid

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:192

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    The Texas Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration study was an integrated, systems-oriented intervention that incorporated primary and secondary obesity prevention approaches targeting multiple sectors, inclu...

    Authors: Meliha Salahuddin, Sarah E. Barlow, Stephen J. Pont, Nancy F. Butte and Deanna M. Hoelscher

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:191

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    By screening and modifying risk factors, stroke incidence can be reduced. Clinical guidelines states that primary prevention of stroke is a responsibility and task of primary health care, but research shows th...

    Authors: Ann-Helen Patomella, Gustav Mickols, Eric Asaba, Gunnar Nilsson, Cecilia Fridén, Anders Kottorp, Bo Christer Bertilson and Kerstin Tham

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:190

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    In response to a rising shortage of general practitioners (GPs), physicians in general internal medicine (GIM) have become part of the German primary care physician workforce. Previous studies have shown subst...

    Authors: C. Strumann, K. Flägel, T. Emcke and J. Steinhäuser

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:189

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    First-contact accessibility remains an important problem in Canada, with this indicator staying the worst of all Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries. In the province of Quebec, a n...

    Authors: Andrée-Anne Paré-Plante, Antoine Boivin, Djamal Berbiche, Mylaine Breton and Maryse Guay

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:188

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Anxiety and depression are common in older adults, but often under-recognised by GPs. Rather than perceiving themselves as suffering from anxiety or depression, older adults are more likely to self-identify as...

    Authors: Alice Moult, Heather Burroughs, Tom Kingstone and Carolyn A. Chew-Graham

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:185

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    The medical practice of general practitioners/family physicians in urban areas differs from that in rural areas, accounting for the difference in specific competencies. However, variations in competencies in c...

    Authors: Toshichika Mitsuyama, Daisuke Son and Masato Eto

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:186

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  8. Content type: Research article

    While trust in physicians has been rigorously investigated regarding its concept, measurement, and factors, the studies have mainly focused on the attributes of the physicians. This approach can lead to a limi...

    Authors: Agnus M. Kim, Jaekyoung Bae, Sungchan Kang, Yeon-Yong Kim and Jin-Seok Lee

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:187

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Although it is often recommended that general practitioners (GPs) initiate advance care planning (ACP), little is known about their experiences with ACP. This study aimed to identify GP experiences when conduc...

    Authors: Anne B. Wichmann, Hanna van Dam, Bregje Thoonsen, Theo A. Boer, Yvonne Engels and A. Stef Groenewoud

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:184

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The Chinese government offered various types of training programs for strengthening the role of doctors working in community health service institutions (CHSIs). The study intended to investigate the current t...

    Authors: Shuang Shao, Tao Wu, Aimin Guo, Guanghui Jin, Rui Chen, Yali Zhao, Juan Du and Xiaoqin Lu

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:182

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Physicians’ interpersonal performance is critical in medical practice, especially primary care practice. The General Practice Assessment Questionnaire (GPAQ) was developed in the United Kingdom to evaluate the...

    Authors: Tsunetaka Kijima, Kenju Akai, Akira Matsushita, Tsuyoshi Hamano, Keiichi Onoda, Shozo Yano, Toru Nabika, Yutaka Ishibashi and Shunichi Kumakura

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:181

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Depression affects over 400 million people globally. The majority are seen in primary care. Barriers in providing adequate care are not solely related to physicians’ knowledge/skills deficits, but also time co...

    Authors: Bianca Lauria-Horner, Tara Beaulieu, Stephanie Knaak, Rivian Weinerman, Helen Campbell and Scott Patten

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:183

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Patients with psychiatric disorders have more physical problems than other patients, so their follow-up by the general practitioner is particularly important for them.

    Authors: M. C. Castillejos, C. Martín-Pérez, F. Mayoral-Cleries, A. Bordallo-Aragón, J. Sepúlveda-Muñoz and B. Moreno-Küstner

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:180

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    Multimorbidity has already become common in primary care and will be a challenge in the future. Primary care in Sweden participates to a great extent in the care of patients with two severe, chronic conditions...

    Authors: Elzbieta Kaszuba, Håkan Odeberg, Lennart Råstam and Anders Halling

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:178

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    Primary health care teams are key to the delivery of care for patients with advanced cancer during the last year of life. The Gold Standards Framework is proposed as a mechanism for coordinating and guiding id...

    Authors: Julia Hackett, Lucy Ziegler, Mary Godfrey, Robbie Foy and Michael I. Bennett

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:177

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Mental health (MH) problems have considerable personal and societal implications. Systematic MH screening may raise general practitioners’ (GP) awareness of the current need of treatment in their listed patien...

    Authors: Christine Geyti, Else-Marie Dalsgaard, Annelli Sandbæk, Helle Terkildsen Maindal and Kaj Sparle Christensen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:176

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Routine weight recording in electronic health records (EHRs) could assist general practitioners (GPs) in the identification, prevention, and management of overweight patients. However, the extent to which weig...

    Authors: Lisa D. M. Verberne, Markus M. J. Nielen, Chantal J. Leemrijse, Robert A. Verheij and Roland D. Friele

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:174

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Patient gender as well as doctor gender are known to affect doctor-patient interaction during a medical consultation. It is however not known whether an interaction of gender influences antibiotic prescribing....

    Authors: D. Eggermont, M. A. M. Smit, G. A. Kwestroo, R. A. Verheij, K. Hek and A. E. Kunst

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:175

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    Older people can struggle with revealing their depression to GPs and verbalising preferences regarding its management. This contributes to problems for GPs in both detecting and managing depression in primary ...

    Authors: Isabel Gordon, Jonathan Ling, Louise Robinson, Catherine Hayes and Ann Crosland

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:173

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    Mental illness, and particularly stress-related disorders such as exhaustion disorder, is continuously increasing in today’s society. It is important to identify patients who consult for potentially stress-rel...

    Authors: Annika Adamsson and Susanne Bernhardsson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:172

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The implementation of multiple health behaviour change interventions for cardiovascular risk reduction in primary care is suboptimal. This study aimed to identify barriers and facilitators to implementing mult...

    Authors: Samah Alageel, Martin C. Gulliford, Lisa McDermott and Alison J. Wright

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:171

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Frailty is a condition of increasing importance, given the aging adult population. With an anticipated shortage of geriatricians, primary care physicians will increasingly need to manage care for frail adults ...

    Authors: David R Lee, Eilann C Santo, Joan C Lo, Miranda L Ritterman Weintraub, Mary Patton and Nancy P Gordon

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:170

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Many oldest-old (> 80-years) with multimorbidity and polypharmacy are at high risk of inappropriate use of medication, but we know little about whether and how GPs would deprescribe, especially in the frail ol...

    Authors: Sophie Mantelli, Katharina Tabea Jungo, Zsofia Rozsnyai, Emily Reeve, Clare H. Luymes, Rosalinde K. E. Poortvliet, Arnaud Chiolero, Nicolas Rodondi, Jacobijn Gussekloo and Sven Streit

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:169

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Follow-up in general practice on medication initiated during hospitalisation is often perceived to be inadequate, which leads to unintended drug interaction and over- or underdosage of medication. Little is kn...

    Authors: Anja G Strehlau, Michael Due Larsen, Jens Søndergaard, Anna B Almarsdóttir and Jens-Ulrik Rosholm

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:168

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Pain in people with dementia is underdiagnosed and undertreated. General practitioners (GPs) play a pivotal role in dementia care but their perspectives on pain in people with dementia remains under-researched...

    Authors: Aisling A Jennings, Maura Linehan and Tony Foley

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:166

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The characteristics of patients with on-going myocardial infarction (MI) contacting the primary healthcare (PHC) centre before hospitalisation are not well known. Prompt diagnosis is crucial in patients with M...

    Authors: Per O. Andersson, Sofia Sederholm Lawesson, Jan-Erik Karlsson, Staffan Nilsson and Ingela Thylén

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:167

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Little research has examined whether shared decision making (SDM) occurs in consultations for acute respiratory infections (ARIs), including what, and how, antibiotic benefits and harms are discussed. We aimed...

    Authors: Mina Bakhit, Chris Del Mar, Elizabeth Gibson and Tammy Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:165

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Patients with chronic conditions must mobilize capacity to access and use healthcare and enact self-care. In order for clinicians to create feasible treatment plans with patients, they must appreciate the limi...

    Authors: Kasey R Boehmer, Maria Kyriacou, Emma Behnken, Megan Branda and Victor M Montori

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:164

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Patient self-management support is recognised as a key component of chronic care. Education and training for health professionals has been shown in the literature to be associated with better uptake, implement...

    Authors: Andree Rochfort, Sinead Beirne, Gillian Doran, Patricia Patton, Jochen Gensichen, Ilkka Kunnamo, Susan Smith, Tina Eriksson and Claire Collins

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:163

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Standardised generic patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) which measure health status are often unresponsive to change in primary care. Alternative formats, which have been used to increase responsiveness...

    Authors: Mairead Murphy, Sandra Hollinghurst and Chris Salisbury

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:162

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Iron deficiency in early childhood has been associated with poor developmental outcomes. Little is known about the nutritional health of young children receiving care at Canadian Community Health Centres (CHCs...

    Authors: Imaan Bayoumi, Patricia C. Parkin, Gerald Lebovic, Rupa Patel, Kendra Link, Catherine S. Birken, Jonathon L. Maguire and Cornelia M. Borkhoff

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:161

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Lack of control of hypertension is one of the most prevalent problems encountered by general practitioners (GPs). Self-measured blood pressure monitoring at home (SMBP) and self-titration of medication could b...

    Authors: José Sanfélix-Genovés, Clara L. Rodríguez-Bernal, Irene Marco-Moreno, Patricia Martinez-Ibañez, Lucía Martinez-Ibañez, María Bóveda-García, Ignacio Barreira-Franch, Mercedes Calleja-Del Ser, Greta Borrás-Moreno, Eugenia Avelino-Hidalgo, Marina Escrig-Veses, Margherita Lauriano, Margarita Giménez-Loreiro, Laura Bellot-Pujalte, Aníbal García-Sempere, Salvador Peiró…

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:160

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    People who are diagnosed with both mental and chronic medical illness present unique challenges for the health care system. In resource-limited settings, such as rural India, people with depression and anxiety...

    Authors: Krishnamachari Srinivasan, Amanda Mazur, Prem K. Mony, Mary Whooley and Maria L. Ekstrand

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:158

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Patient-centeredness and therapeutic relationship are widely explored as a means to address the challenge of chronic disease and multi-morbidity management, however research focusing on the perspective of doct...

    Authors: Olivia Braillard, Anbreen Slama-Chaudhry, Catherine Joly, Nicolas Perone and David Beran

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:159

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The Central Australian Remote Practitioners Association Standard Treatment Manual (CARPA) contains protocols for primary health care in remote Central Australia. This context stands in stark contrast to the ma...

    Authors: Jeremy A. Jones and Carole A. Reeve

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:157

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Responding to and caring for women who experience mental health problems during the perinatal period, from pregnancy up to one year after birth, is complex and requires a multidisciplinary response. Family phy...

    Authors: Maria Noonan, Owen Doody, Julie Jomeen, Andrew O’Regan and Rose Galvin

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:154

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The UK Government document 5 year forward view describes the need to move chronic disease management from secondary to primary care, which will require a significant increase in the numbers of General Practice Nu...

    Authors: Robin Lewis and Shona Kelly

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:156

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  38. Content type: Research article

    In primary health care, patient safety failures can arise in service access, doctor-patient relationships, communication between care providers, relational and management continuity, or technical procedures. T...

    Authors: Gavin Daker-White, Rebecca Hays, Thomas Blakeman, Sarah Croke, Benjamin Brown, Aneez Esmail and Peter Bower

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:155

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Vaccination is an important element of health maintenance in family medicine. The 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) is highly recommended for the elderly, but its uptake is low in Japan. P...

    Authors: Mariko Higuchi, Keiichiro Narumoto, Takahiro Goto and Machiko Inoue

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:153

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  40. Content type: Study protocol

    Promoting the collection and use of health related outcome measures (HROM) in daily practice has long been a goal for improving and assessing the effectiveness of care provided to patients. However, there has ...

    Authors: Pasqualina Santaguida, Lisa Dolovich, Doug Oliver, Larkin Lamarche, Anne Gilsing, Lauren E. Griffith, Julie Richardson, Dee Mangin, Monika Kastner and Parminder Raina

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:152

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Chronic widespread pain (CWP) is a major public health problem. Many people experiencing CWP experience mental health problems such as anxiety or depression. Complete relief of skeletal and body pain symptoms ...

    Authors: Judith Gellatly, Gosia Pelikan, Paul Wilson, Kate Woodward-Nutt, Michael Spence, Anthony Jones and Karina Lovell

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:151

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Poor morale among primary care providers (PCPs) and staff can undermine the success of patient-centered care models such as the patient-centered medical home that rely on highly coordinated inter-professional ...

    Authors: Lisa S. Meredith, Benjamin Batorsky, Matthew Cefalu, Jill E. Darling, Susan E. Stockdale, Elizabeth M. Yano and Lisa V. Rubenstein

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:149

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Patient perspectives on new programs to manage metabolic syndrome (MetS) are critical to evaluate for possible implementation in the primary healthcare system. Participants’ perspectives were sought for the Ca...

    Authors: Jennifer Klein, Paula Brauer, Dawna Royall, Maya Israeloff-Smith, Doug Klein, Angelo Tremblay, Rupinder Dhaliwal, Caroline Rheaume, David M. Mutch and Khursheed Jeejeebhoy

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:148

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Primary care has been reformed in recent years in Ontario, Canada, with a move away from traditional fee-for-service to enhanced fee-for-service and capitation-based models. It is unclear how new models have a...

    Authors: Aisha K. Lofters, Amy Mark, Monica Taljaard, Michael E. Green, Richard H. Glazier and Simone Dahrouge

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:147

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Despite significant investments to improve primary health care (PHC) delivery in Canada, provincial health care systems remain fragmented and uncoordinated. Canada’s commitment to strengthening PHC should be d...

    Authors: Stephanie Montesanti, Ardene Robinson-Vollman and Lee A. Green

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:144

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  46. Content type: Research article

    People use a variety of means to find health information, including searching the Internet, seeking print sources, and talking to healthcare providers, family members, and friends. Doctors are considered the m...

    Authors: Christine M. Swoboda, Joseph M. Van Hulle, Ann Scheck McAlearney and Timothy R. Huerta

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:146

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) develops from colorectal adenomatous polyps. This study is to determine if diabetes mellitus (DM), its treatment, and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level are associated with increased risk of ...

    Authors: Katarzyna Budzynska, Daniel Passerman, Denise White-Perkins, Della A. Rees, Jinping Xu, Lois Lamerato and Susan Schooley

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:145

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Frequent attenders (FAs) use a disproportionately large share of the resources of general practitioners (GPs) working in primary healthcare centres. The aim of this study was to estimate the proportion of FAs ...

    Authors: Anne K. Santalahti, Tero J. Vahlberg, Sinikka H. Luutonen and Päivi T. Rautava

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2018 19:142

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