Can the Safety Net be Age-Friendly? How to Address Its Important Role in Caring for Older Adults with Geriatric Conditions.

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The safety net, a collection of public hospitals, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), and publicly funded community-based healthcare entities, provides essential care to middle-aged and older adults with geriatric conditions. […]

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Effects of a work stress intervention on healthcare use and treatment compared to treatment as usual: a randomised controlled trial in Swedish primary healthcare.

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Work stress is an increasing burden in society. Identifying early symptoms of work stress in primary healthcare (PHC) could result in earlier and better-targeted care. The Work Stress Questionnaire (WSQ) […]

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Interrelationships between symptom burden and health functioning and health care utilization among veterans with persistent physical symptoms.

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Between 10 and 50% of primary care patients present with persistent physical symptoms (PPS). Patients with PPS tend to utilize excessive or inappropriate health care services, while being stuck in […]

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General practitioner strategies for managing patients with multimorbidity: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative research.

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General practitioners (GPs) increasingly manage patients with multimorbidity but report challenges in doing so. Patients describe poor experiences with health care systems that treat each of their health conditions separately, […]

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The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire is a usable way to address mental health at well-child visits in general practice – a qualitative study of feasibility.

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Mental health problems is frequent among children and psychopathology in early childhood seems to predict mental disorders in adulthood. All Danish children are offered seven free well-child visits at their […]

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Patient-reported and doctor-reported symptoms when faecal immunochemical tests are requested in primary care in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease: a prospective study.

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Rectal bleeding and a change in bowel habits are considered to be alarm symptoms for colorectal cancer and they are also common symptoms for inflammatory bowel disease. However, most patients […]

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Treatment of urinary tract infections in Swiss primary care: quality and determinants of antibiotic prescribing.

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Urinary tract infections are one of the most common reasons for prescribing antibiotics in primary care. Current guidelines recommend fosfomycin, nitrofurantoin, or trimethoprim – sulfamethoxazol as empiric first line antimicrobial […]

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Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is not just ‘morning sickness’: data from a prospective cohort study in the UK.

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Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is usually called ‘morning sickness’. This is felt by sufferers to trivialise the condition. Symptoms have been described as occurring both before and after noon, […]

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Prescription of suboptimal statin treatment regimens: a retrospective cohort study of trends and variation in English primary care.

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Since 2014 English national guidance recommends ‘high-intensity’ statins, reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol by ≥40%.To describe trends and variation in low-/medium-intensity statin prescribing and assess the feasibility of rapid prescribing […]

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