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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086887/patients-and-physicians-perceptions-and-attitudes-about-oral-anticoagulation-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-qualitative-systematic-review
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Gemma Mas Dalmau, Elisenda Sant Arderiu, María Belén Enfedaque Montes, Ivan Solà, Sandra Pequeño Saco, Pablo Alonso Coello
BACKGROUND: Oral anticoagulant therapy reduces the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, but many patients are still not prescribed this therapy. The causes of underuse of vitamin K antagonists oral anticoagulants are not clear but could be related, in part, to patients' and physicians' perceptions and attitudes towards the benefits and downsides of this treatment. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate and synthesize patients' and physicians' perceptions and attitudes towards the benefits and downsides of vitamin K antagonist, in order to explore potential factors related with its underuse...
January 13, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073346/experiencing-integration-a-qualitative-pilot-study-of-consumer-and-provider-experiences-of-integrated-primary-health-care-in-australia
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Michelle Banfield, Tanisha Jowsey, Anne Parkinson, Kirsty A Douglas, Paresh Dawda
BACKGROUND: The terms integration and integrated care describe the complex, patient-centred strategies to improve coordination of healthcare services. Frameworks exist to conceptualise these terms, but these have been developed from a professional viewpoint. The objective of this study was to explore consumers' and providers' concepts, expectations and experience of integrated care. A key focus was whether frameworks developed from a professional perspective are effective models to explore people's experiences...
January 10, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073347/assessing-the-performance-of-centralized-waiting-lists-for-patients-without-a-regular-family-physician-using-clinical-administrative-data
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Mylaine Breton, Mélanie Ann Smithman, Astrid Brousselle, Christine Loignon, Nassera Touati, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Kareen Nour, Antoine Boivin, Djamal Berbiche, Danièle Roberge
BACKGROUND: With 4.6 million patients who do not have a regular family physician, Canada performs poorly compared to other OECD countries in terms of attachment to a family physician. To address this issue, several provinces have implemented centralized waiting lists to coordinate supply and demand for attachment to a family physician. Although significant resources are invested in these centralized waiting lists, no studies have measured their performance. In this article, we present a performance assessment of centralized waiting lists for unattached patients implemented in Quebec, Canada...
January 5, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038670/erratum-to-a-qualitative-study-of-perceived-needs-and-factors-associated-with-the-quality-of-care-for-common-mental-disorders-in-patients-with-chronic-diseases-the-perspective-of-primary-care-clinicians-and-patients
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Pasquale Roberge, Catherine Hudon, Alan Pavilanis, Marie-Claude Beaulieu, Annie Benoit, Hélène Brouillet, Isabelle Boulianne, Anna De Pauw, Serge Frigon, Isabelle Gaboury, Martine Gaudreault, Ariane Girard, Marie Giroux, Élyse Grégoire, Line Langlois, Martin Lemieux, Christine Loignon, Alain Vanasse
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 30, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003026/a-nurse-led-clinic-for-patients-consulting-with-osteoarthritis-in-general-practice-development-and-impact-of-training-in-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Emma L Healey, Chris J Main, Sarah Ryan, Gretl A McHugh, Mark Porcheret, Andrew G Finney, Andrew Morden, Krysia S Dziedzic
BACKGROUND: Despite a lack of service provision for people with osteoarthritis (OA), each year 1 in 5 of the general population consults a GP about a musculoskeletal condition such as OA. Consequently this may provide an opportunity for practice nurses to take an active role in helping patients manage their condition. A nurse led clinic for supporting patients with OA was developed for the MOSAICS study investigating how to implement the NICE 2014 OA Guideline core recommendations. This paper has two main objectives, firstly to provide an overview of the nurse-led OA clinic, and secondly to describe the development, key learning objectives, content and impact of the training to support its delivery...
December 21, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993126/what-influences-general-practitioners-use-of-exercise-for-patients-with-chronic-knee-pain-results-from-a-national-survey
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Elizabeth Cottrell, Edward Roddy, Trishna Rathod, Mark Porcheret, Nadine E Foster
BACKGROUND: Exercise is a recommended 'core' treatment for chronic knee pain (CKP), however it appears to be underused by general practitioners (GPs). While behavioural theories suggest that attitudes and beliefs influence behaviours, no single theory reliably predicts GPs' behaviours. A theoretical analysis framework, developed from sociocognitive theories, was used to underpin investigation of the key influences associated with GPs' use of exercise for patients with CKP, to inform future interventions to optimise GPs' use of exercise...
December 19, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989234/erratum-to-scoring-and-psychometric-validation-of-the-determinants-of-intentions-to-vaccinate-diva-%C3%A2-questionnaire
#7
Luc Martinez, Fatoumata Fofana, François Raineri, Pascale Arnould, Khadra Benmedjahed, Guillaume Coindard, François Denis, Didier Duhot, Jean-Luc Gallais, Didier Seyler, Béatrice Tugaut, Benoit Arnould
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978811/disenrollment-from-general-practitioners-among-chronic-patients-a-register-based-longitudinal-study-of-norwegian-claims-data
#8
Anastasia Mokienko, Knut Reidar Wangen
BACKGROUND: Norwegian general practitioners (GPs) consult on a variety of conditions with a mix of patient types. Patients with chronic diseases benefit from appropriate continuity of care and generally visit their GPs more often than the average patient. Our aim was to study disenrollment patterns among patients with chronic diseases in Norway, because such patterns could indicate otherwise unobserved GP quality. For instance, higher quality GPs could have both a greater share of patients with chronic diseases and lower disenrollment rates...
December 15, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964709/the-clinically-excellent-primary-care-physician-examples-from-the-published-literature
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REVIEW
Kimberley Lee, Scott M Wright, Leah Wolfe
Clinical excellence is the ultimate goal in patient care. Exactly what the clinically excellent primary care physician (PCP) looks like and her characteristics have not been explicitly described. This manuscript serves to illustrate clinical excellence in primary care, using primarily case reports exemplifying physicians delivering holistic and patient-centred care to their patients. With an ever increasing demand for accessible and accountable health care, an understanding of the qualities desirable in primary care providers is now especially relevant...
December 13, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899090/relations-between-task-delegation-and-job-satisfaction-in-general-practice-a-systematic-literature-review
#10
Helle Riisgaard, Jørgen Nexøe, Jette V Le, Jens Søndergaard, Loni Ledderer
BACKGROUND: It has for years been discussed whether practice staff should be involved in patient care in general practice to a higher extent. The research concerning task delegation within general practice is generally increasing, but the literature focusing on its influence on general practitioners' and their staff's job satisfaction appears to be sparse even though job satisfaction is acknowledged as an important factor associated with both patient satisfaction and medical quality of care...
November 30, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899071/having-a-usual-source-of-care-and-its-associated-factors-in-korean-adults-a-cross-sectional-study-of-the-2012-korea-health-panel-survey
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Ah Reum An, Kyoungwoo Kim, Jae-Ho Lee, Nak-Jin Sung, Sang-Il Lee, Min Kyung Hyun
BACKGROUND: Usual source of care (USC) is one of the hallmarks of primary care. We aimed to examine the status of having a USC and its patient-related sociodemographic factors among Korean adults. METHODS: Data were obtained from the 2012 Korea Health Panel survey. Panel participants were selected for the study who were aged 18 years or older and who replied to questionnaire items on having a USC (n = 11,935). RESULTS: Of the participants, 21...
November 29, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894265/long-term-condition-morbidity-in-english-general-practice-a-cross-sectional-study-using-three-composite-morbidity-measures
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Charlotte Weston, Alexander Gilkes, Stevo Durbaba, Peter Schofield, Patrick White, Mark Ashworth
BACKGROUND: The burden of morbidity represented by patients with long term conditions (LTCs) varies substantially between general practices. This study aimed to determine the characteristics of general practices with high morbidity burden. METHOD: Retrospective cross-sectional study; general practices in England, 2014/15. Three composite morbidity measures (MMs) were constructed to quantify LTC morbidity at practice level: a count of LTCs derived from the 20 LTCs included in the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) disease registers, expressed as 'number of QOF LTCs per 100 registered patients'; the % of patients with one or more QOF LTCs; the % of patients with one or more of 15 broadly defined LTCs included in the GP Patient Survey (GPPS)...
November 29, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887577/impact-of-financial-incentives-on-alcohol-intervention-delivery-in-primary-care-a-mixed-methods-study
#13
Amy O'Donnell, Catherine Haighton, David Chappel, Colin Shevills, Eileen Kaner
BACKGROUND: Local and national financial incentives were introduced in England between 2008 and 2015 to encourage screening and brief alcohol intervention delivery in primary care. We used routine Read Code data and interviews with General Practitioners (GPs) to assess their impact. METHODS: A sequential explanatory mixed-methods study was conducted in 16 general practices representing 106,700 patients and 99 GPs across two areas in Northern England. Data were extracted on screening and brief alcohol intervention delivery for 2010-11 and rates were calculated by practice incentive status...
November 25, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875994/do-primary-care-professionals-agree-about-progress-with-implementation-of-primary-care-teams-results-from-a-cross-sectional-study
#14
E Tierney, M O'Sullivan, L Hickey, A Hannigan, C May, W Cullen, N Kennedy, L Kineen, A MacFarlane
BACKGROUND: Primary care is the cornerstone of healthcare reform with policies across jurisdictions promoting interdisciplinary team working. The effective implementation of such health policies requires understanding the perspectives of all actors. However, there is a lack of research about health professionals' views of this process. This study compares Primary Healthcare Professionals' perceptions of the effectiveness of the Primary Care Strategy and Primary Care Team (PCT) implementation in Ireland...
November 22, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871239/lesbian-womens-access-to-healthcare-experiences-with-and-expectations-towards-gps-in-german-primary-care
#15
Oliver Hirsch, Karina Löltgen, Annette Becker
BACKGROUND: Lesbian women have higher rates of physical and psychiatric disorders associated with experiences of discrimination, homophobia and difficulties with coming out. Therefore, easy access to specialized healthcare in an open atmosphere is needed. We aimed to describe women's access to and experiences with healthcare in Germany, and to assess the responsibility of the general practitioner (GP) compared to other specialities providing primary health care. METHODS: A questionnaire study was conducted via internet and paper-based sampling...
November 21, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855639/the-need-to-scale-up-hiv-indicator-condition-guided-testing-for-early-case-finding-a-case-control-study-in-primary-care
#16
Ivo K Joore, Denise E Twisk, Ann M Vanrolleghem, Maria de Ridder, Suzanne E Geerlings, Jan E A M van Bergen, Ingrid V van den Broek
BACKGROUND: European guidelines recommend offering an HIV test to individuals who display HIV indicator conditions (ICs). We aimed to investigate the incidence of ICs in primary care reported in medical records prior to HIV diagnosis. METHODS: We did a cross-sectional search in an electronic general practice database using a matched case-control design to identify which predefined ICs registered by Dutch GPs were most associated with an HIV-positive status prior to the time of diagnosis...
November 17, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852240/identification-of-priorities-for-improvement-of-medication-safety-in-primary-care-a-prioritize-study
#17
Lorainne Tudor Car, Nikolaos Papachristou, Joseph Gallagher, Rajvinder Samra, Kerri Wazny, Mona El-Khatib, Adrian Bull, Azeem Majeed, Paul Aylin, Rifat Atun, Igor Rudan, Josip Car, Helen Bell, Charles Vincent, Bryony Dean Franklin
BACKGROUND: Medication error is a frequent, harmful and costly patient safety incident. Research to date has mostly focused on medication errors in hospitals. In this study, we aimed to identify the main causes of, and solutions to, medication error in primary care. METHODS: We used a novel priority-setting method for identifying and ranking patient safety problems and solutions called PRIORITIZE. We invited 500 North West London primary care clinicians to complete an open-ended questionnaire to identify three main problems and solutions relating to medication error in primary care...
November 16, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852221/non-coronary-chest-pain-does-not-affect-long-term-mortality-a-prospective-observational-study-using-a-matched-population-control
#18
Staffan Nilsson, Petter Järemo
BACKGROUND: Chest pain assumed to be of non-coronary origin (NCCP) may be linked to enhanced mortality due to coronary heart disease (CHD). The aim of this study was to follow NCCP patients, as defined in primary care, with respect to mortality and long-term morbidity of CHD. We further examined if NCCP associates with risk factors for CHD. METHODS: Patients consulting general practitioners (GPs) in 1998-2000 in three primary care centers in the southeast Sweden for chest pain regarded as NCCP were compared with controls matched for age, gender and residential area...
November 16, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846805/developing-cultural-competence-in-general-practitioners-an-integrative-review-of-the-literature
#19
Kelly Watt, Penny Abbott, Jenny Reath
BACKGROUND: Cultural competence is a broad concept with multiple theoretical underpinnings and conflicting opinions on how it should be materialized. While it is recognized that cultural competence should be an integral part of General Practice, literature in the context of General Practice is limited. The aim of this article is to provide a comprehensive summary of the current literature with respect to the following: the elements of cultural competency that need to be fostered and developed in GPs and GP registrars; how is cultural competence being developed in General Practice currently; and who facilitates the development of cultural competence in General Practice...
November 15, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842495/effectiveness-of-the-empower-par-intervention-in-improving-clinical-outcomes-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-primary-care-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
#20
Anis Safura Ramli, Sharmini Selvarajah, Maryam Hannah Daud, Jamaiyah Haniff, Suraya Abdul-Razak, Tg Mohd Ikhwan Tg-Abu-Bakar-Sidik, Mohamad Adam Bujang, Boon How Chew, Thuhairah Rahman, Seng Fah Tong, Asrul Akmal Shafie, Verna K M Lee, Kien Keat Ng, Farnaza Ariffin, Hasidah Abdul-Hamid, Md Yasin Mazapuspavina, Nafiza Mat-Nasir, Chun W Chan, Abdul Rahman Yong-Rafidah, Mastura Ismail, Sharmila Lakshmanan, Wilson H H Low
BACKGROUND: The chronic care model was proven effective in improving clinical outcomes of diabetes in developed countries. However, evidence in developing countries is scarce. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of EMPOWER-PAR intervention (based on the chronic care model) in improving clinical outcomes for type 2 diabetes mellitus using readily available resources in the Malaysian public primary care setting. METHODS: This was a pragmatic, cluster-randomised, parallel, matched pair, controlled trial using participatory action research approach, conducted in 10 public primary care clinics in Malaysia...
November 14, 2016: BMC Family Practice
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