Reducing Expectations for Antibiotics in Patients With Upper Respiratory Tract Infections: A Primary Care Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Many family practitioners prescribe antibiotics for patients with upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) to meet patients’ expectations. We evaluated the impact of providing brief tablet-based information about antibiotic treatment of […]

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Psychologic Treatment of Depression Compared With Pharmacotherapy and Combined Treatment in Primary Care: A Network Meta-Analysis.

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Most patients with depression are treated by general practitioners, and most of those patients prefer psychotherapy over pharmacotherapy. No network meta-analyses have examined the effects of psychotherapy compared with pharmacotherapy, […]

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General practitioners’ perceived indicators of vulnerability in pregnancy- A qualitative interview study.

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To explore general practitioners’ (GPs’) perceived indicators of vulnerability among pregnant women in primary care.A qualitative study with semi-structured in-depth focus group interviews.General practices located in a mixture of urban, […]

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Challenges and Opportunities in Engaging Primary Care Providers in BRCA Testing: Results from the BFOR Study.

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Engaging primary care providers (PCPs) in BRCA1/2 testing and results disclosure would increase testing access. The BRCA Founder OutReach (BFOR) study is a prospective study of BRCA1/2 founder mutation screening […]

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Benchmarking of provider competencies and current training for prevention and management of obesity among family medicine residency programs: a cross-sectional survey.

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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 current training with […]

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Alignment between the patient’s cancer worry and the GP’s cancer suspicion and the association with the interval between first symptom presentation and referral: a cross-sectional study in Denmark.

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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 […]

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The effect of COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown on consultation numbers, consultation reasons and performed services in primary care: results of a longitudinal observational study.

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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 […]

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Integrating Harm Reduction into Outpatient Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Settings : Harm Reduction in Outpatient Addiction Treatment.

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Opioid use disorder (OUD) is increasingly recognized as a chronic, relapsing brain disease whose treatment should be integrated into primary care settings alongside other chronic conditions. However, abstinence from all […]

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Early detection of cutaneous complications of insulin therapy in type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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Subcutaneous insulin therapy is associated with important injection site complications, which can influence insulin pharmacokinetics resulting in glycemic fluctuations above and below target levels for blood glucose.Our objective was to […]

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Baseline characteristics and comparability of older multimorbid patients with polypharmacy and general practitioners participating in a randomized controlled primary care trial.

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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 important for interpreting […]

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Therapeutic inertia in proteinuria management among type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients in primary care settings: prevalence and associated risk factors.

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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 […]

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Can social capital play a role in contracting services of family doctors in China? Reflections based on an integrative review.

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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 […]

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