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  1. Most schizophrenia patients are supported by main informal caregivers at home in China. This study aims to investigate the further needs of social supports for main informal caregivers of schizophrenia patient...

    Authors: Meirong Wang, Guanghui Jin, Yun Wei, Feiyue Wang, Zhaolu Pan, Lifen Chen and Xiaoqin Lu

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:192

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Complete growth measurements are an essential part of pediatric care providing a proxy for a child’s overall health. This study describes the frequency of well-child visits, documented growth measurements, and...

    Authors: Leanne Kosowan, John Page, Jennifer Protudjer, Tyler Williamson, John Queenan and Alexander Singer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:191

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  3. Multimorbidity is of increasing prevalence and importance. It has been associated with poorer health-related quality of life (HrQoL) especially in the elderly population. Despite substantial multimorbidity in ...

    Authors: Sai Zhen Sim, Hui Li Koh, Sabrina Poay Sian Lee, Doris Yee Ling Young and Eng Sing Lee

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:190

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Some studies, mainly coming from the U.S., indicate disparities in heart failure (HF) treatment according to migration/ethnicity. However, respective results are inconsistent and cannot be transferred to other...

    Authors: Olaf von dem Knesebeck, Martin Scherer, Gabriella Marx and Sarah Koens

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:189

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Safety culture is still a poorly studied subject in primary care and home care, although these settings are considered gateways to access to healthcare. This study aims to evaluate safety culture in primary an...

    Authors: Letícia Martins Lousada, Francisco Clécio da Silva Dutra, Beatriz Viana da Silva, Natália Lúcia Lima de Oliveira, Ismael Brioso Bastos, Patrícia Freire de Vasconcelos and Rhanna Emanuela Fontenele Lima de Carvalho

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:188

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  6. General practitioners (GPs) regularly handle cases related to stress and work capacity, but often find this work difficult. However, using an assessment tool in a structured way can increase GPs’ awareness of ...

    Authors: Anna-Maria Hultén, Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff and Kristina Holmgren

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:187

    Content type: Research article

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    The Study protocol to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2016 16:1193

  7. Non-communicable diseases are the leading causes of death, largely due to the last century’s often-unhealthy lifestyles. Family medicine (FM) and other physicians can improve patients’ lifestyle behaviors, yet...

    Authors: Lilach Malatskey, Yael Bar Zeev, Rani Polak, Adva Tzuk-Onn and Erica Frank

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:186

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The aim of this article is to explore preventive health dialogues in general practice in the context of a pilot study of a Danish primary preventive intervention ‘TOF’ (a Danish acronym for ‘Early Detection an...

    Authors: Marie Broholm-Jørgensen, Siff Monrad Langkilde, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen and Pia Vivian Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:185

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease commonly encountered in primary care. This study aimed to audit COPD care at primary care clinics of Hong Kong and to work out improve...

    Authors: X. R. Catherine Chen, S. H. Leung and Y. C. Li

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:184

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Collaborative care approaches between general practitioners (GPs) and pharmacists have received international recognition for medication optimization and deprescribing efforts. Although specialist providers ha...

    Authors: Navina Gerlach, Matthias Michiels-Corsten, Annika Viniol, Tanja Schleef, Ulrike Junius-Walker, Olaf Krause and Norbert Donner-Banzhoff

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:183

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Implementation of the new Enhanced Primary Health Care (EnPHC) intervention aims to improve service quality and experience at primary healthcare clinics; especially to newly diagnosed patients. This was achiev...

    Authors: Mohammad Zabri Johari, Zalilah Abdullah, Ainul Nadziha Mohd Hanafiah, Nur Izzati Mohammed Nadzri, Siti Aisyah Razli and Yuke Lin Kong

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:182

    Content type: Research article

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  12. In a society where ageing of the population and the increasing prevalence of long-term conditions are major issues, collaboration between primary and secondary care is essential to provide continuous, patient-...

    Authors: Marijn Janssen, Margaretha H. Sagasser, Cornelia R. M. G. Fluit, Willem J. J. Assendelft, Jacqueline de Graaf and Nynke D. Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:179

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Following World Health Organization’s initiatives to advance primary care, China put forth forceful policies including the Personal Family Doctor Contract to ensure that every family sign up with a qualified d...

    Authors: Jianwei Shi, Hua Jin, Leiyu Shi, Chen Chen, Xuhua Ge, Yuan Lu, Hanzhi Zhang, Zhaoxin Wang and Dehua Yu

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:178

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common and most often self-limiting infection in childhood, usually managed in general practice. Even though antibiotics are only recommended when certain diagnostic and clinical ...

    Authors: Jonas K. Olsen, Jesper Lykkegaard, Malene Plejdrup Hansen, Frans B. Waldorff, Jørgen Lous and Merethe K. Andersen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:177

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Evidence-based psychological interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are available in specialized settings, but adequate care in primary care is often lacking.

    Authors: Rebekka Gehringer, Antje Freytag, Markus Krause, Peter Schlattmann, Konrad Schmidt, Sven Schulz, Sophie Jana Zezulka, Florian Wolf, Jonas Grininger, Mathias Berger, Horst Christian Vollmar and Jochen Gensichen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:176

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Primary prevention guidelines recommend the use of the Framingham risk score (FRS) to estimate the 10-year coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in patients without diabetes for statin eligibility. However, the FR...

    Authors: Saif Al-Shamsi

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:175

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Within the sphere of diabetes self-management, much emphasis has been placed on medication adherence. There has been a shift in thinking about medication adherence, moving from “compliance” and historically pa...

    Authors: Wichuda Jiraporncharoen, Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Korsin Junjom, Nisachol Dejkriengkraikul, Anawat Wisetborisut, Iliatha Papachristou, Ahmar Hashmi and Chaisiri Angkurawaranon

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:173

    Content type: Research article

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  18. In the Netherlands, community-dwelling older people with primary care emergency problems contact the General Practitioner Cooperative (GPC) after hours. However, frailty remains an often unobserved hazard with...

    Authors: Anneke Bloemhoff, Yvonne Schoon, Kien Smulders, Reinier Akkermans, Lilian C. M. Vloet, Karin van den Berg and Sivera A. A. Berben

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:171

    Content type: Research article

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  19. General Practitioners’ (GPs) readiness to implement screening and brief intervention (SBI) to treat patients with excessive alcohol consumption is low. Several studies identified crucial barriers such as insuf...

    Authors: Thomas Fankhaenel, Katrin Schulz, Lars-Eric Petersen, Andreas Klement and Thomas Frese

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:170

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Obesity is one of the most common and relevant health problems in need of urgent action in Germany. General practitioners (GPs) are the initial contact and thus one of the most important starting points for th...

    Authors: Maria Schwenke, Melanie Luppa, Alexander Pabst, Franziska D. Welzel, Margrit Löbner, Claudia Luck-Sikorski, Anette Kersting, Matthias Blüher and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:169

    Content type: Research article

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  21. As the number of elderly and multimorbid patients increases, healthcare has become more complex. This requires good coordination of treatment and care given the various  health care professionals involved (e.g...

    Authors: Christine Arnold, Patrick Hennrich, Jan Koetsenruijter, Jan van Lieshout, Frank Peters-Klimm and Michel Wensing

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:168

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common and impacts psychosocial wellbeing negatively. Many do not seek medical attention and several barriers for healthcare seeking with ED exist. Little is known about the associ...

    Authors: Sanne Rasmussen, Kirubakaran Balasubramaniam, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl, Jens Søndergaard and Peter Fentz Haastrup

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:166

    Content type: Research article

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  23. As a large number of Community Health Service (CHS) centers in China face the majority of patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), primary care physicians (PCPs) play a primary role in the preven...

    Authors: Shasha Ye, Tianhao Wang, Arthur Liu, Ying Yu, Zhigang Pan and Jie Gu

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:165

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  24. Primary care systems around the world have implemented nurse practitioners (NPs) to ensure access to high quality care in times of general practitioner (GP) shortages and changing health care needs of a multim...

    Authors: Stefan Gysin, Rahel Meier, Anneke van Vught, Christoph Merlo, Armin Gemperli and Stefan Essig

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:164

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  25. Guidelines that detail preventive measures against Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, and influenza are published annually in France to decrease the risk of severe in...

    Authors: Charlotte Quéffélec, Louis Billet, Pierre Duffau, Estibaliz Lazaro, Irène Machelart, Carine Greib, Jean-François Viallard, Jean-Luc Pellegrin and Etienne Rivière

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:163

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Malaysia has committed to the global call to achieve universal health coverage, and with the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals, is further strengthening the health system through the primary health car...

    Authors: Ainul Nadziha Mohd Hanafiah, Mohammad Zabri Johari and Syafinas Azam

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:162

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  27. Medical overuse is an issue that has recently gained attention. The “Choosing Wisely” campaign invited each specialty in each country to create its own top five lists of care procedures with a negative benefit...

    Authors: Agnès Hazard, Lucie Fournier, Louise Rossignol, Nathalie Pelletier Fleury, Corentin Hervé, Thibaud Pitel, Cécile Pino, Olivier Saint-Lary, Thomas Hanslik, Thierry Blanchon and Mathilde François

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:161

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Deprescribing of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) can be considered in situations where the drug may no longer be necessary; however, this requires a careful discussion between patients and healthcare providers, ...

    Authors: Wade Thompson, Malene Nissen, Peter Haastrup, Jette Videbæk Le, Carina Lundby, Jesper Bo Nielsen and Dorte Ejg Jarbøl

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:160

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Chronic lifestyle-related-diseases can be prevented by healthy lifestyle. Patients at high risk of disease may benefit from targeted health checks in general practice. However, general-practice-based-studies h...

    Authors: Caroline Braad Hansen, Kristian Møller Hornbæk Pavlovic, Jens Sondergaard and Trine Thilsing

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:159

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Studies report that increased levels of patient activation is associated with increased engagement with the health care system, better adherence to treatment protocols, and improved health outcomes. This study...

    Authors: James Rufus John, W Kathy Tannous and Amanda Jones

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:158

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  31. Dutch child and youth health care (CYHC) practitioners monitor and assess the well-being of children. One of their main concerns is identifying cases of child abuse, which is an arduous and sensitive task. In ...

    Authors: Jetske C. Erisman, Kevin de Sabbata, Teun Zuiderent-Jerak and Elena V. Syurina

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:157

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  32. General practitioners (GPs) regularly feel challenged by the care of depressed patients and may encounter several barriers in providing best management. GPs’ perspectives on barriers to depression care are a s...

    Authors: Arun Senchyna, Milena Abbiati, Juliette Chambe, Dagmar M. Haller and Hubert Maisonneuve

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:156

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  33. Domestic violence is common in the community. Many of its victims present to primary care physicians (PCPs) but are not being recognized and managed. The barriers, with specific reference to a Chinese cultural...

    Authors: Tai Pong Lam, Hoi Yan Chan, Leon Piterman, Mei Wa Wong, Kai Sing Sun, Kwok Fai Lam, Tak Hon Chan, Wu Dan and Agnes Tiwari

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:155

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  34. While motives for emergency department (ED) self-referrals have been investigated in a number of studies, the relevance of general practitioner (GP) care for these patients has not been comprehensively evaluat...

    Authors: Sarah Oslislo, Christoph Heintze, Martin Möckel, Liane Schenk and Felix Holzinger

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:154

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  35. Patients with serious mental illness (SMI) and patients on antipsychotics (AP) have an elevated risk for cardiovascular diseases. In the Netherlands, the mental healthcare for these patients is increasingly ta...

    Authors: Kirsti M. Jakobs, Anne Posthuma, Wim J. C. de Grauw, Bianca W. M. Schalk, Reinier P. Akkermans, Peter Lucassen, Tjard Schermer, Willem J. J. Assendelft and Marion J. C. Biermans

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:153

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  36. Multimorbidity (MM) is one of the major challenges health systems currently face. Management of time length of a medical consultation with a patient with MM is a matter of concern for doctors.

    Authors: Ana Carolina Reis Tadeu, Inês Rosendo Carvalho e Silva Caetano, Inês Jorge de Figueiredo and Luiz Miguel Santiago

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:152

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  37. Primary care visits can serve many purposes and potentially influence health behaviors. Although previous studies suggest that increasing primary care provider numbers may be beneficial, the mechanism responsi...

    Authors: Jeffrey Hostetter, Nolan Schwarz, Marilyn Klug, Joshua Wynne and Marc D. Basson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:151

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  38. Multimorbidity is frequently encountered in primary care and is associated with increasing use of healthcare services. The Andersen Behavioral Model of Health Services Use is a multilevel framework classifying...

    Authors: Mia Messi, Yolanda Mueller, Dagmar M. Haller, Andreas Zeller, Stefan Neuner-Jehle, Sven Streit, Bernard Burnand and Lilli Herzig

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:150

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  39. Due to demographic change within an aging population as announced by the WHO, the involvement of caregivers is essential. Caregivers are required to change their roles within the family unit. Such life transit...

    Authors: Marie-Conception Leocadie, Jean-Manuel Morvillers, Sophie Pautex and Monique Rothan-Tondeur

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:149

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  40. Preliminary evaluations have found that family doctor contract services (FDCSs) have significantly controlled medical expenses, better managed chronic diseases, and increased patient satisfaction and service c...

    Authors: Peipei Fu, Yi Wang, Shimeng Liu, Jiajia Li, Qiufeng Gao, Chengchao Zhou, Qingyue Meng and Sean Sylvia

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:148

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  41. Epidemic chronic diseases pose significant challenges to the improvement of healthcare in China and worldwide. Despite increasing international calls for the inclusion of evidence-based decision-making (EBDM) ...

    Authors: Feng Fan, Zhaoxin Wang, Dehua Yu, Chen Chen, Delei Shen, Zhaohu Yu, Xin Liu, Huining Zhou and Jianwei Shi

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:147

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  42. The service capacity of primary care has improved in China. General practice also takes growing responsibility in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus, but there are concerns about the paucity of evidenc...

    Authors: Guanghui Jin, Yun Wei, Yanli Liu, Feiyue Wang, Meirong Wang, Yali Zhao, Juan Du, Shuqi Cui and Xiaoqin Lu

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:146

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  43. Social and environmental factors in advanced heart failure (HF) patients may be crucial to cope with the end stages of the disease. This study analyzes health inequalities and mortality according to place of r...

    Authors: Miguel-Angel Muñoz, Raquel Garcia, Elena Navas, Julio Duran, José-Luis Del Val-Garcia and José-Maria Verdú-Rotellar

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:145

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  44. Demand on hospital emergency departments for paediatric problems is increasing. However, the volume and nature of paediatric health demands placed on other parts of the urgent care system have not been explore...

    Authors: George Edwards, Rachel Brettell, Chris Bird, Helen Hunt, Dan Lasserson and Gail Hayward

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:144

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  45. The responsibility for helping patients understand potential health benefits and risks, especially regarding screening tests, falls largely to general practitioners (GPs). The Berlin Numeracy Test (BNT) specif...

    Authors: Hendrik Friederichs, Roman Birkenstein, Jan C. Becker, Bernhard Marschall and Anne Weissenstein

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2020 21:143

    Content type: Research article

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