Future-proofing the primary care workforce: A qualitative study of home visits by emergency care practitioners in the UK.

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Broadening the skill-mix in general practice is advocated to build resilience into the primary care workforce. However, there is little understanding of how extended-scope practitioners from different disciplines, such as […]

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General practice responses to opioid prescribing feedback: a qualitative process evaluation.

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The rise in opioid prescribing in primary care represents a significant public health challenge, associated with increased psychosocial problems, hospitalisations and mortality. We developed and implemented an evidence-based bi-monthly feedback […]

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Transformation of primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic: experiences of healthcare professionals in eight European countries.

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Primary care has a crucial role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as the first point of patient care and gatekeeper to secondary care. Qualitative studies exploring the experiences of […]

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Understanding the benefits and limitations of continuous, risk-based, consultation peer-review in out-of-hours general practice: A qualitative interview study.

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Systems to detect and minimise unwarranted variation in clinician practice are crucial to ensure increasingly multidisciplinary healthcare workforces are supported to practice to their full potential. Such systems are limited […]

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Vital signs of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome in adult patients with acute infections presenting in out-of-hours primary care: A cross-sectional study.

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Signs of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) – fever (or hypothermia), tachycardia and tachypnoea – are used in the hospital setting to identify patients with possible sepsis.To determine how […]

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Beliefs and practices among primary care physicians during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany): an observational study.

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During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic various ambulatory health care models (SARS-CoV-2 contact points: Subspecialised Primary Care Practices, Fever Clinics, and Special Places for Corona-Testing) were organised in […]

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Clinical diagnosis and treatment of common respiratory tract infections in relation to microbiological profiles in rural health facilities in China: implications for antibiotic stewardship.

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This paper tries to describe prevalence and patterns of antibiotics prescription and bacteria detection and sensitivity to antibiotics in rural China and implications for future antibiotic stewardship.The study was implemented […]

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Contraceptive Procedures in Internal Medicine Clinics and Resident Education: a Qualitative Study of Implementation Methods, Barriers, and Facilitators.

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Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants are highly effective and increasingly popular. Internal Medicine (IM) clinics and residency curricula do not routinely include LARCs, which […]

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Smoking cessation intervention in Australian general practice: a secondary analysis of a cluster randomised controlled trial.

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GPs have limited capacity to routinely provide smoking cessation support. New strategies are needed to reach all smokers within this setting.To evaluate the effect of a pharmacist-coordinated interdisciplinary smoking cessation […]

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Barriers to postpartum diabetes screening: a qualitative synthesis of clinicians’ views.

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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is an important risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) later in life. Postpartum screening provides an opportunity for early detection and management of […]

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Terminations in Primary Care: a Retrospective Observational Study of 16 Primary Care Clinics.

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The relationship between clinician and patient is the cornerstone of primary care. Breakdown and termination of this relationship are understudied yet important, undesirable outcomes.To better understand the nature and extent […]

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The role of the prescriber in supporting patients to discontinue benzodiazepines: A qualitative study.

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Given the prevalence of long-term benzodiazepine (BZDs) prescribing, increased monitoring through the implementation of prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) may be the necessary impetus to promote BZD deprescribing. Despite evidence promoting […]

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Trends in the prescription of drugs used for insomnia in Australian general practice, 2011-2018.

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Despite an increase in the prevalence of sleep problems, few studies have investigated changes in the prescribing of drugs often used for managing insomnia.To explore changes in the pattern of […]

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Cross Disciplinary Role Agreement is Needed When Coordinating Long-Term Opioid Prescribing for Cancer: a Qualitative Study.

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Cancer pain is highly prevalent and often managed in primary care or by oncology providers in combination with primary care providers.To understand interdisciplinary provider experiences coordinating opioid pain management for […]

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Experiences of general practice care for self-harm: a qualitative study of young people’s perspectives.

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Self-harm is a growing concern and rates of self-harm in young people presenting to general practice are rising. There is however an absence of evidence on young people’s experiences of […]

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Factors affecting primary care practitioners’ alcohol-related discussions with older adults: Qualitative study.

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Risk of harm from drinking is heightened in later life, due to age-related sensitivities to alcohol. Primary care services have a key role in supporting older people to make healthier […]

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The use of paracetamol for first-line treatment of acute sore throat. A descriptive generic qualitative study of GPs and patients.

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Paracetamol is recommended as first-line treatment for an acute sore throat. However, in primary care, antibiotics are still frequently prescribed as first-line management for sore throat.We aimed to explore the […]

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General Practitioners’ use and understanding of the quantitative benefits and harms of treatments for common long-term conditions: a qualitative interview study.

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To support shared decision making and improve the management of polypharmacy, it is recommended that GPs take into account quantitative information on the benefits and harms of treatments. Quantitative evidence […]

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Implementing advance care planning in heart failure: a qualitative study of primary healthcare professionals.

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Advance care planning (ACP) can improve the quality of life of patients suffering from heart failure (HF). However, primary care healthcare professionals (HCPs) find ACP difficult to engage with and […]

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Is continuity of primary care declining in England? Practice-level longitudinal study from 2012 to 2017.

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Continuity of care is a core principle of primary care related to improved patient outcomes and reduced healthcare costs. Evidence suggests continuity of care in England is declining.To confirm reports […]

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Navigating possible endometriosis in primary care: a qualitative study of GP perspectives.

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Endometriosis affects approximately 10% of women, with well-documented delays between initial presentation with symptoms and diagnosis. In England, women typically seek help first in primary care, making this setting pivotal […]

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Potentially inappropriate primary care prescribing in people with chronic kidney disease: a cross-sectional analysis of a large population cohort.

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Many drugs should be avoided or require dose-adjustment in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Previous estimates of potentially inappropriate prescribing rates have been based on data on a limited number of […]

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Knowledge, attitudes and practices of patients and healthcare professionals regarding oral health and COPD in São Paulo, Brazil: a qualitative study.

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Poor oral health is associated with worse clinical outcomes in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This qualitative study aimed to investigate the knowledge, attitudes and practices of COPD patients and […]

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Health seeking behaviour among Lebanese population: A highlight on seeking care from pharmacists.

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Understanding health-seeking behaviour could significantly reduce the impact of illness on patients’ lives. Fragmentation of the Lebanese healthcare system and presence of variability in socio-economic factors have affected some aspects […]

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Barriers in screening for dementia in elderly migrants in primary care and the use of the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale. A mixed cross-sectional and qualitative study.

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In the migrant population, there is a higher risk of dementia. However, dementia is underdiagnosed in this population due to the underuse of appropriate screening tools. The Rowland Universal Dementia […]

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