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Rapid cancer diagnosis for patients with vague symptoms: a cost-effectiveness study.
A pilot rapid diagnosis centre (RDC) allows GPs within targeted clusters to …
Medically unexplained symptoms: time to and triggers for diagnosis in primary care consultations.
It is currently not known when in the consultation GPs label symptoms …
Supporting nutrition in frail older people: a qualitative study exploring views of primary care and community health professionals.
Malnutrition is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, and is very common …
Influence of patient multimorbidity on GP burnout: a survey and register-based study in Danish general practice.
Patient multimorbidity and GP burnout are increasing problems in primary care and …
Experiences of support from primary care and perceived needs of parents bereaved by suicide: a qualitative study.
People bereaved by suicide are a vulnerable group, also at risk of …
Subclinical thyroid dysfunction symptoms in older adults: cross-sectional study in UK primary care.
Subclinical thyroid dysfunction – abnormal serum thyrotrophin (thyroid-stimulating hormone; TSH) concentrations with …
Practices to Foster Physician Presence and Connection With Patients in the Clinical Encounter.
Time constraints, technology, and administrative demands of modern medicine often impede the …
Redesigning Primary Care to Improve Diabetes Outcomes (The UNITED Study).
The effective redesign of primary care delivery systems to improve diabetes care …
Urine sample collection from young pre-continent children: common methods and the new Quick-Wee technique.
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Redefining the core values and tasks of GPs in the Netherlands (Woudschoten 2019).
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Patients’ descriptions of the relation between physical symptoms and negative emotions: a qualitative analysis of primary care consultations.
Primary care guidelines for the management of persistent, often 'medically unexplained', physical …
Using quality indicators to predict inspection ratings: cross-sectional study of general practices in England.
The Care Quality Commission regulates, inspects, and rates general practice providers in …
Threats to safe transitions from hospital to home: a consensus study in North West London primary care.
Transitions between healthcare settings are vulnerable points for patients.To identify key threats …
Confidence of recurrent cellulitis self-diagnosis among people with lymphoedema: a qualitative interview study.
Cellulitis can sometimes be challenging for healthcare professionals to diagnose, with no …
Ethics education and moral decision-making in clinical commissioning: an interview study.
Clinical commissioning involves ethically challenging decisions about health resource allocation. However, commissioners …
Electronic care coordination systems for people with advanced progressive illness: a mixed-methods evaluation in Scottish primary care.
Electronic care coordination systems, known as the Key Information Summary (KIS) in …
Predictors of emergency department and GP use among patients with mental health conditions: a public health survey.
High demand for health services is an issue of current importance in …
Primary Care Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force.
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) have mortality estimated at 81%.To systematically review …
Population-Based Primary Care Payment System in Hawaii.
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