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  1. Smoking cessation is a major public health issue. In France, primary care physicians (PCP) are the first contact points for tobacco management. The objective of this study was to understand how PCPs are involv...

    Authors: Guillaume Coindard, Michaël Acquadro, Raphaël Chaumont, Benoit Arnould, Philippe Boisnault, Rachel Collignon-Portes, Didier Duhot, François Raineri, Béatrice Tugaut and Henri-Jean Aubin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:10
  2. To identify misbeliefs about the origin and meaning of non-specific chronic low back pain and to examine attitudes towards treatment by primary health care providers.

    Authors: Ester García-Martínez, Jorge Soler-González, Joan Blanco-Blanco, Francesc Rubí-Carnacea, María Masbernat-Almenara and Fran Valenzuela-Pascual
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:9
  3. Improving the patient experience is one of the quadruple aims of healthcare. Therefore, understanding patient experiences and perceptions of healthcare interactions is paramount to quality improvement. This in...

    Authors: Alexandra R. Davidson, Jaimon Kelly, Lauren Ball, Mark Morgan and Dianne P. Reidlinger
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:8
  4. Physical examination is a core component of consultation. Little is known about the status quo of physical examinations performed by general practitioners in community health service institutions in China. The...

    Authors: Yun Wei, Feiyue Wang, Zhaolu Pan, Meirong Wang, Guanghui Jin and Xiaoqin Lu
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:7
  5. There is limited United Kingdom (UK) literature on general practice-based pharmacists’ (PBPs’) role evolution and few studies have explored general practitioners’ (GPs’) experiences on pharmacist integration i...

    Authors: Ameerah S. Hasan Ibrahim, Heather E. Barry and Carmel M. Hughes
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:6
  6. Having a primary care provider and a continuous relationship may be important for asthma outcomes. In this study, we sought to determine the association between 1) having a usual provider of primary care (UPC)...

    Authors: Sarah Cooper, Elham Rahme, Sze Man Tse, Roland Grad, Marc Dorais and Patricia Li
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:5
  7. The use of chat-based digital visits (eVisits) to assess infectious symptoms in primary care is rapidly increasing. The “digi-physical” model of care uses eVisits as the first line of assessment while assuming...

    Authors: Artin Entezarjou, Maria Sjöbeck, Patrik Midlöv, Veronica Milos Nymberg, Lina Vigren, Ashkan Labaf, Ulf Jakobsson and Susanna Calling
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:4
  8. The oldest-old (individuals over 90 years) are a fast-growing population. Understanding the perceptions of older people about very old age is the first step towards developing optimal geriatric care for an agi...

    Authors: Emile Escourrou, Sarah Laurent, Jacques Leroux, Stéphane Oustric and Virginie Gardette
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:3
  9. Available tools measuring self-management in diabetes are often improperly validated or do not correlate with glucose metabolism. The Diabetes Self-Management Questionnaire (DSMQ-R) is a valid tool, that showe...

    Authors: Bernadett Márkus, Csenge Hargittay, Barbara Iller, József Rinfel, Péter Bencsik, Ilona Oláh, László Kalabay and Krisztián Vörös
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:2
  10. GPs frequently prescribe antidepressants in mild depression. The aim of this study was to examine, how often Swiss GPs recommend antidepressants in various clinical presentations of mild depression and which f...

    Authors: Michael P. Hengartner, Stefan Neuner-Jehle and Oliver Senn
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:261

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Primary Care 2022 23:27

  11. Healthcare systems have adopted different strategies to reduce the burden of cervical cancer. In Poland, a population-based screening program was implemented in 2006, leading to a downward trend in cervical ca...

    Authors: Katarzyna Nessler, Francis Ball, Sze Kay Florence Chan, Michal Chwalek, Anna Krztoń-Królewiecka and Adam Windak
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:260
  12. Osteoarthritis is a common joint disease, globally. Guidelines recommend information, exercise and, if needed, weight reduction as core treatment. There is a gap between evidence-based recommended care for ost...

    Authors: Karin Sturesdotter Åkesson, Anne Sundén, Eva Ekvall Hansson and Kjerstin Stigmar
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:259
  13. The Hungarian primary care system faces a severe shortage of family physicians. Medical students’ perceptions of family medicine need to be known and medical students need to be given appropriate and comprehen...

    Authors: András Mohos, Thomas Frese, László Kolozsvári, József Rinfel, Albert Varga, Csenge Hargittay, Dalma Csatlós and Péter Torzsa
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:258
  14. Although patients have the potential to provide important information on patient safety, considerably fewer patient-report measures of safety climate (SC) have been applied in the primary care setting as compa...

    Authors: Caoimhe Madden, Sinéad Lydon, Andrew W. Murphy and Paul O’Connor
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:257
  15. There is increased recognition in clinical settings of the importance of documenting, understanding, and addressing patients’ social determinants of health (SDOH) to improve health and address health inequitie...

    Authors: Rachel L. Berkowitz, Linh Bui, Zijun Shen, Alice Pressman, Maria Moreno, Stephanie Brown, Anne Nilon, Chris Miller-Rosales and Kristen M. J. Azar
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:256
  16. To assess the quality of the doctor-patient relationship (DPR) in China and possible influencing factors during the COVID-19 period from the patient’s perspective.

    Authors: Yanan Zhou, Yuejiao Ma, Winson Fu Zun Yang, Qiuxia Wu, Qianjin Wang, Dongfang Wang, Honghong Ren, Yinli Luo, Dong Yang, Tieqiao Liu and Xiaoming Wu
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:255
  17. Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of developing a stroke by 20%. AF related strokes are associated with greater morbidity. Historically, warfarin was the anticoagulant of choice for stroke prevention...

    Authors: Yeyenta Mina Osasu, Richard Cooper and Caroline Mitchell
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:254
  18. A minority of the U.S. population comprises a majority of health care expenses. Health system interventions for high-cost populations aim to improve patient outcomes while reducing costly over-utilization. Mis...

    Authors: Phillip Groden, Alexandra Capellini, Erica Levine, Ania Wajnberg, Maria Duenas, Sire Sow, Bernard Ortega, Nia Medder and Sandeep Kishore
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:253
  19. General Practitioners are considered to be well placed to monitor home-care settings and to respond specifically to family caregivers. To do this, they must be sensitive to the needs and expectations of caregi...

    Authors: Julian Wangler and Michael Jansky
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:252
  20. The average time to a diagnosis for people with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is 7-10 years. Delayed diagnosis may result in increased structural damage, worse physical function, and worse quality of life re...

    Authors: Kate L. Lapane, Catherine Dubé, Katarina Ferrucci, Sara Khan, Kristine A. Kuhn, Esther Yi, Jonathan Kay and Shao-Hsien Liu
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:251
  21. Physician associates (PA) form part of the policy-driven response to increased primary care demand and a general practitioner (GP) recruitment and retention crisis. However, they are novel to the primary care ...

    Authors: Elizabeth Cottrell, Victoria Silverwood, Alex Strivens-Joyce, Lucy Minshull, John J. Edwards, Sarah Lawton, Matt Aiello and Sharon Turner
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:250
  22. Lapses in professionalism have profound negative effects on patients, health professionals, and society. The connection between unprofessional behaviour during training and later practice requires timely ident...

    Authors: Pieter C. Barnhoorn, Vera Nierkens, Marianne C. Mak-van der Vossen, Mattijs E. Numans, Walther N. K. A. van Mook and Anneke W. M. Kramer
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:249
  23. The novel coronavirus disease in 2019 (COVID-19) has placed unprecedented strain on healthcare providers, in particular, primary care services. General practitioners (GP) have to effectively manage patients re...

    Authors: Sachin Shailendra Shah, Afsana Safa, Kuldhir Johal, Dillon Obika and Sophie Valentine
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:248
  24. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread worldwide, and the vaccine remains the ultimate cornerstone to overcoming its long-term impact. Vaccine hesitancy might obstruct the effort to achieve herd im...

    Authors: Noura Altulahi, Shouq AlNujaim, Azzam Alabdulqader, Abdullah Alkharashi, Assaf AlMalki, Faisal AlSiari, Yara Bashawri, Sarah Alsubaie, Dayel AlShahrani and Yara AlGoraini
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:247
  25. Little is known about clinicians’ perspectives on the use of point of care (POC) tests in assessment of acute illness during primary care out of hours (OOH) care. During a service improvement project, POC test...

    Authors: S. Dixon, M. Glogowska, S. Garland, H. Hunt, D. Lasserson and G. Hayward
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:246
  26. Although the benefits of using a flipped classroom in nursing education have been reported, there are few published studies attempting to understand students’ subjective experiences with scaffolding in a flipp...

    Authors: Linghui Chen, Ting Lin and Siyue Tang
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:245
  27. A gap exists between guidelines and real-world clinical practice for the management and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although this has narrowed in the last decade, there is room f...

    Authors: Hanna Sandelowsky, Ulla Møller Weinreich, Bernt B. Aarli, Josefin Sundh, Kristian Høines, Georgios Stratelis, Anders Løkke, Christer Janson, Christian Jensen and Kjell Larsson
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:244
  28. Printed educational materials (PEMs) have long been used to inform clinicians on evidence-based practices. However, the evidence for their effects on patient care and outcomes is unclear. In Ontario, despite w...

    Authors: Alison H. Howie, Neil Klar, Danielle M. Nash, Jennifer N. Reid and Merrick Zwarenstein
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:243
  29. Redundant use of diagnostic tests in primary care has shown to be a contributor to rising Dutch healthcare costs. A price display in the test ordering system of the electronic health records (EHRs) could poten...

    Authors: Dennis M. J. Muris, Max Molenaers, Trang Nguyen, Paul W. M. P. Bergmans, Bernadette A. C. van Acker, Mariëlle M. E. Krekels and Jochen W. L. Cals
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:242
  30. Heavy drinking causes serious harm, not only to the drinker but also to relationships and concerned significant others (CSOs). Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is an intervention developed t...

    Authors: Rikke Hellum, Randi Bilberg, Gallus Bischof and Anette Søgaard Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:241
  31. An early appropriate response is the cornerstone of treatment for invasive meningococcal disease. Little evidence exists on how cases with invasive meningococcal disease present at first contact to emergency m...

    Authors: Nichlas Hovmand, Helle Collatz Christensen, Lene Fogt Lundbo, Håkon Sandholdt, Gitte Kronborg, Perle Darsø, Jacob Anhøj, Stig Nikolaj Fasmer Blomberg, Asmus Thun Bisgaard and Thomas Benfield
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:240
  32. Despite recent incentives through Medicare (Australia’s universal health insurance scheme) to increase retinal screening rates in primary care, comprehensive diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening has not been re...

    Authors: Matthew J. G. Watson, Peter J. McCluskey, John R. Grigg, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Judith Daire and Mohamed Estai
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:239
  33. Patients with multimorbidity (here defined as three or more chronic conditions) require constant treatment and care. Furthermore, they have to manage their health and diseases in daily life. Offering support t...

    Authors: Amanda Breckner, Catharina Roth, Katharina Glassen and Michel Wensing
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:238
  34. Primary care practices have remained on the frontline of health care service delivery throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of our study was to understand the early pandemic experience of primary care ...

    Authors: Stephanie L. Albert, Margaret M. Paul, Ann M. Nguyen, Donna R. Shelley and Carolyn A. Berry
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:237
  35. Canadians are known to be frequent users of emergency department (ED) care. However, the exchange of information from ED visits to family physicians (FPs) is not well known. Our objectives were to determine wh...

    Authors: Liisa Jaakkimainen, Hannah Chung, Hong Lu, Bogdan Pinzaru and Elisa Candido
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:235
  36. As treatments for cancer have improved, more people are surviving cancer. However, compared to people without a history of cancer, cancer survivors are more likely to die of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Incre...

    Authors: Leah L. Zullig, Mohammad Shahsahebi, Benjamin Neely, Terry Hyslop, Renee A. V. Avecilla, Brittany M. Griffin, Kacey Clayton-Stiglbauer, Theresa Coles, Lynda Owen, Bryce B. Reeve, Kevin Shah, Rebecca A. Shelby, Linda Sutton, Michaela A. Dinan, S. Yousuf Zafar, Nishant P. Shah…
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:234
  37. Little is known about how patients with low socioeconomic status (SES) experience their chronic disease, and how it impacts health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Compared to their more affluent counterparts,...

    Authors: Lisa Van Wilder, Peter Pype, Fien Mertens, Elke Rammant, Els Clays, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Pauline Boeckxstaens and Delphine De Smedt
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:233
  38. In the Netherlands, euthanasia has been regulated by law since 2002. In the past decade, a growing number of persons with dementia requested for euthanasia, and more requests were granted. A euthanasia request...

    Authors: Jaap Schuurmans, Chantalle Crol, Boudewijn Chabot, Marcel Olde Rikkert and Yvonne Engels
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:232
  39. In rapidly aging populations, general practitioners (GPs) are challenged in dementia care of patients with and without migration background. Uncertainties in treating dementia in migrant patients due to langua...

    Authors: Sabine Christine Jäger, Anna-Liesa Filbert, Thomas Welchowski and Birgitta Weltermann
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:231
  40. Cancer is a major cause of illness and death, and its incidence and mortality can be reduced through effective screening. In order to improve below target screening rates in one region of Australia, the local ...

    Authors: Steven A. Trankle, Christine Metusela and Jennifer Reath
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:230
  41. A shortage of primary care physicians has been reported in many countries. Primary care systems are diverse and the challenges leading to a decline in workforce are at times context-specific and require tailor...

    Authors: Lorainne Tudor Car, Yee Sean Teng, Jin Wei How, Nadia Nasuha Binte Mohammad Nazri, Amy Li Xian Tan, Joanne Quah, Stephen Peckham and Helen Smith
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:229
  42. Most individuals with depression go unidentified and untreated. In 2016 the US Preventive Services Task Force released guidelines recommending universal screening in primary care to identify patients with depr...

    Authors: Briana S. Last, Alison M. Buttenheim, Anne C. Futterer, Cecilia Livesey, Jeffrey Jaeger, Rebecca E. Stewart, Megan Reilly, Matthew J. Press, Maryanne Peifer, Courtney Benjamin Wolk and Rinad S. Beidas
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:228
  43. The number of elderly people living in the community who are limited in daily activities is increasing worldwide. This generates prolonged care, which usually falls on one family member, the family caregiver. ...

    Authors: Aya Biderman, Sara Carmel, Shimon Amar and Yaacov G. Bachner
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:227
  44. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on resident training in different branches and affected the physical and mental health of frontline residents adversely. This nationwide cross-sectional survey a...

    Authors: Hüsna Çevik and Mehmet Ungan
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:226
  45. How contextual factors may influence GP decisions in real life practice is poorly understood. The authors have undertaken a scoping review of antibiotic prescribing in primary care, with a focus on the interac...

    Authors: Resha Al-Azzawi, Peder A. Halvorsen and Torsten Risør
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:225
  46. Follow-up care is crucial but challenging for disease management particularly in rural areas with limited healthcare resources and clinical capacity, yet few studies have been conducted from the perspective of...

    Authors: Yi Wang, Xiu-Jing Hu, Harry H. X. Wang, Hong-Yan Duan, Ying Chen, Yu-Ting Li, Zi-Lin Luo, Xin Li, Jia-Ji Wang and Stewart W. Mercer
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:224
  47. There is a need for evidence that residency training in family medicine can benefit the care of patients in primary care in low- and middle-income countries. We tested the hypothesis that two years of residenc...

    Authors: Adelson Guaraci Jantsch, Bo Burström, Gunnar Nilsson and Antônio Ponce de Leon
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2021 22:223

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