Supporting patients with female genital mutilation in primary care: a qualitative study exploring the perspectives of GPs’ working in England.

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes all procedures that intentionally harm or alter female genitalia for non-medical reasons. In 2015, reporting duties were introduced, applicable to GPs working in England including […]

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Natural history of uncomplicated urinary tract infection without antibiotics: a systematic review.

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Although uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) is commonly treated with antibiotics, the duration of symptoms without their use is not established; this hampers informed decision making about antibiotic use.To determine […]

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Emergency admission risk stratification tools in UK primary care: a cross-sectional survey of availability and use.

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Stratifying patient populations by risk of adverse events was believed to support preventive care for those identified, but recent evidence does not support this. Emergency admission risk stratification (EARS) tools […]

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Operational failures and how they influence the work of GPs: a qualitative study in primary care.

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Operational failures, defined as inadequacies or errors in the information, supplies, or equipment needed for patient care, are known to be highly consequential in hospital environments. Despite their likely relevance […]

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The difference an end-of-life diagnosis makes: qualitative interviews with providers of community health care for frail older people.

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Increasing numbers of people die of the frailty and multimorbidity associated with old age, often without receiving an end-of-life diagnosis. Compared to those with a single life-limiting condition such as […]

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Direct-access to sonographic diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis in general practice: a descriptive cohort study.

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Suspicion of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is common and requires urgent and efficient investigation due to hazardous prognosis. The traditional diagnostic pathway can be complex and time-consuming, and innovative solutions […]

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Effect of trust in primary care physicians on patient satisfaction: a cross-sectional study among patients with hypertension in rural China.

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In rural areas of China, hypertension is on the rise and it is drawing the Chinese government’s attention. The health outcomes of hypertension management can be positively impacted by patient […]

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Differences Between Current and Desired Physician Hypertension Management Roles Among Chinese American Seniors: a Qualitative Study.

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Though patient-physician racial concordance correlates with better perceived shared decision-making, Chinese immigrants report low quality of care and have undertreated hypertension regardless of concordance.To inform efforts to change physician behavior […]

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Association Between Pain, Blood Pressure, and Medication Intensification in Primary Care: an Observational Study.

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Treating hypertension is important but physicians often do not intensify blood pressure (BP) treatment in the setting of pain.To identify whether reporting pain is associated with (1) elevated BP at […]

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Does Mental Health Care Integration Affect Primary Care Clinician Burnout? Results from a Longitudinal Veterans Affairs Survey.

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Burnout among primary care clinicians (PCPs) is associated with negative health and productivity consequences. The Veterans Health Administration (VA) embedded mental health specialists and care managers in primary care to […]

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Awareness, utilization and influencing factors of social supports for main informal caregivers of schizophrenia patients: a cross-sectional study in primary care settings in Beijing, China.

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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 […]

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Engaging Women with Limited Health Literacy in Mammography Decision-Making: Perspectives of Patients and Primary Care Providers.

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Limited health literacy is a driver of cancer disparities and associated with less participation in medical decisions. Mammography screening decisions are an exemplar of where health literacy may impact decision-making […]

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Opportunistic screening versus usual care for detection of atrial fibrillation in primary care: cluster randomised controlled trial.

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To investigate whether opportunistic screening in primary care increases the detection of atrial fibrillation compared with usual care.Cluster randomised controlled trial.47 intention-to-screen and 49 usual care primary care practices in […]

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Better Patient Experience is Associated with Better Vaccine Uptake in Older Adults: Multicentered Cross-sectional Study.

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Older adults’ uptake of influenza and pneumococcus vaccines is insufficient worldwide. Although patient experience of primary care is associated with vaccine uptake in children, this relationship remains unclear for older […]

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Peritonsillar Abscess and Antibiotic Prescribing for Respiratory Infection in Primary Care: A Population-Based Cohort Study and Decision-Analytic Model.

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To quantify the risk of peritonsillar abscess (PTA) following consultation for respiratory tract infection (RTI) in primary care.A cohort study was conducted in the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink including […]

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Perspectives Among Canadian Physicians on Factors Influencing Implementation of Mifepristone Medical Abortion: A National Qualitative Study.

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Access to family planning health services in Canada has been historically inadequate and inequitable. A potential solution appeared when Health Canada approved mifepristone, the gold standard for medical abortion, in […]

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Trends in Total and Out-of-Pocket Expenditures for Visits to Primary Care Physicians, by Insurance Type, 2002-2017.

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Total and out-of-pocket visit expenditures for primary care physician visits may affect how primary care is delivered. We determined trends in these expenditures for visits to US primary care physicians.Using […]

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Using Lean-Facilitation to Improve Quality of Hepatitis C Testing in Primary Care.

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Lean management has been successfully employed in healthcare to improve outcomes and efficiencies. Facilitation is increasingly being used to support evidence-based practice uptake in healthcare. However, while both Lean and […]

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Characteristics associated with pediatric growth measurement collection in electronic medical records: a retrospective observational study.

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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 […]

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