Physician Perspectives on Mammography Screening for Average-Risk Women: “Like a Double-Edged Sword”.

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On balance, the benefits and harms of mammography screening put systematic screening for average-risk women into question. Since screening decisions frequently occur in primary care, it is important to understand […]

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Patient “Catastrophizing” Associated with Expectations of Opioid Prescriptions for Acute Pain Control.

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The prescription of opioids for acute pain may be a driving factor in chronic opioid abuse. We examined patients’ characteristics associated with the expectation of the receipt of opioid prescriptions […]

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Having a Usual Source of Care Is Associated with Longer Telomere Length in a National Sample of Older Adults.

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To provide a potential biological, mechanistic link for the well-established association between primary care access and reduced mortality, this study sought to measure the impact of having a usual source […]

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Framing the process in the implementation of care for people with generalized anxiety disorder in primary care: a qualitative evidence synthesis.

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Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the most common mental disorders in primary care (PC). GAD has low remission and high relapse rates over long follow-up periods. Qualitative evidence […]

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The Golden Letter: Innovation Collaboration to Reduce Avoidable Hospital Admissions.

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Emergency Department (ED) overutilization and avoidable hospital admissions have been identified as areas of improvement. Studies have shown that ensuring adequate primary care follow-up after discharge from ED is an […]

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk categories in primary care: is there an association?

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an emerging novel cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor. It’s prevalence is increasing globally. However, there is paucity in the evidence showing the association between […]

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The Impact on Future Prescribing Patterns of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Education and Waiver Provision During Residency.

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Family medicine residency programs vary in the extent of training offered on opioid use disorder (OUD) in their curricula. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of […]

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Educating Patients on Unnecessary Antibiotics: Personalizing Potential Harm Aids Patient Understanding.

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Antibiotic resistance is a public health emergency fueled by inappropriate antibiotic use. Public education campaigns often focus on global antibiotic resistance or societal harm of antibiotic misuse. There has been […]

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Barriers to Patient Portal Access and Use: Evidence from the Health Information National Trends Survey.

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Patient access to their medical records through patient portals (PPs) facilitates information exchange and provision of quality health care. Understanding factors that characterize patients with limited access to and use […]

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BRCA-Related Cancer Genetic Counseling is Indicated in Many Women Seeking Primary Care.

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Guidelines updated by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in 2019 recommend referral to genetic counseling for asymptomatic women that have a family history of cancers potentially associated […]

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Effect of Integrated Gastroenterology Specialists in a Primary Care Setting: a Retrospective Cohort Study.

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Gastrointestinal (GI) complaints are common in primary care practices. The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) may improve coordination and collaboration by facilitating coordination across healthcare settings and within the community, enhancing […]

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Systematic review of clinical effectiveness, components, and delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation in low-resource settings.

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Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a guideline-recommended multifaceted intervention that improves the physical and psychological well-being of people with chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs), though most of the evidence derives from trials […]

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First line drug treatment for hypertension and reductions in blood pressure according to age and ethnicity: cohort study in UK primary care.

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To study whether treatment recommendations based on age and ethnicity according to United Kingdom (UK) clinical guidelines for hypertension translate to blood pressure reductions in current routine clinical care.Observational cohort […]

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Collaborative care for depression and anxiety disorders: results and lessons learned from the Danish cluster-randomized Collabri trials.

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Meta-analyses suggest that collaborative care (CC) improves symptoms of depression and anxiety. In CC, a care manager collaborates with a general practitioner (GP) to provide evidence-based care. Most CC research […]

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Strategies to reduce the use of low-value medical tests in primary care: a systematic review.

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It is recognised that medical tests are overused in primary care; however, it is unclear how best to reduce their use.To identify which strategies are effective in reducing the use […]

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Association of non-malignant diseases with thrombocytosis: a prospective cohort study in general practice.

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Thrombocytosis is an excess of platelets, which is diagnosed as a platelet count >400 × 109/l. An association of thrombocytosis with undiagnosed cancer has recently been established, but the association […]

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Comparing LAMA with LABA and LTRA as add-on therapies in primary care asthma management.

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The Global Initiative for Asthma recommends a stepwise approach to adjust asthma treatment to the needs of individual patients; inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) remain the core pharmacological treatment. However, many patients […]

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Implementation of Community-Based Resource Referrals for Cardiovascular Disease Self-Management.

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Describe primary care practices’ implementation of CommunityRx-H3, a community resource referral intervention that utilized practice facilitators to support cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention quality improvement.Qualitative focus groups were conducted with practice […]

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