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#1Jason W. Busse (McMaster University)H-Index: 40
#2David N. Juurlink (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)H-Index: 53
Last. Gordon H. Guyatt (McMaster University)H-Index: 201
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The 2017 Canadian opioid Guideline made both strong recommendations, indicating that all or almost all fully informed patients would choose the recommended course of action, and weak recommendations, in which different choices are appropriate for individual patients based on their values and preferences. The Guideline’s recommendation to taper legacy patients prescribed high-dose opioid therapy is weak, and mandatory tapering is expressly discouraged.
#1Nida Buawangpong (CMU: Chiang Mai University)
#2Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish (CMU: Chiang Mai University)H-Index: 2
Last. Chaisiri Angkurawaranon (CMU: Chiang Mai University)H-Index: 7
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BACKGROUND Treating hypertensive patients by integrating the patient-centered approach would influence the practice and outcome of treatment. Our purpose was to determine whether the implementation of a patient-centered approach in health care delivery can improve adhering to guidelines and the quality-of-care. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted using secondary data from the electronic medical records of the patients treated in the two primary care outpatient settings at the Family Medi...
#2Jacques Cornuz (UNIL: University of Lausanne)H-Index: 48
Last. Kevin Selby (UNIL: University of Lausanne)H-Index: 8
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BACKGROUND The organized colorectal cancer (CRC) screening program in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland offers citizens the choice of the faecal immunochemical test (FIT) or colonoscopy via a visit with a family physician (FP). Given the central role of FPs in the program, this study aimed to compare their self-reported preventive practices with the objectives of the program, namely to inform patients about CRC screening and present the choice of colonoscopy and FIT, and to identify factors associ...
#1Farnaz Khatami (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 4
#2Mohammad Shariati (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 16
Last. Maryam Bahmani (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)
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BACKGROUND The role of family physicians (FPs) in the metropolitan area is critical in identifying risk factors for disease prevention/control and health promotion in various age groups. Understanding patients' preferences and interests in choosing a FP can be an effective and fundamental step in the success of this program. In this study factors affecting the FP selection by Iranian patients referred to health centers in the most populous areas in the south of Tehran were assessed and ranked. M...
#1Rowan G. M. Smeets (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)
#2Mariëlle Kroese (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 8
Last. Arianne Elissen (PHRI: Public Health Research Institute)H-Index: 12
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BACKGROUND High-need, high-cost (HNHC) patients, who typically have complex and long-term care demands, contribute considerably to the high work pressure of primary care professionals (PCPs). To improve patient as well as provider experiences, it is crucial to take into account the PCPs' perspective in designing health care strategies for HNHC patients. Therefore, this study aimed to create insight into PCPs' experienced barriers and possible solutions with regards to person-centred, efficient c...
#1Anne-Nicole Casey (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 5
#2M. Mofizul Islam (La Trobe University)H-Index: 15
Last. Henry Brodaty (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 80
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BACKGROUND Dementia is under-diagnosed in primary care. Timely diagnosis and care management improve outcomes for patients and caregivers. This research evaluated the effectiveness of a nationwide Continuing Medical Education (CME) program to enhance dementia-related awareness, practice, knowledge and confidence of general practitioners (GPs) in Australia. METHODS Data were collected from self-report surveys by GPs who participated in an accredited CME program face-to-face or online; program eva...
#1R. Stephen Walsh (MMU: Manchester Metropolitan University)H-Index: 3
#2Andrew Denovan (MMU: Manchester Metropolitan University)H-Index: 8
Last. Neil Dagnall (MMU: Manchester Metropolitan University)H-Index: 12
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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a chronic condition whose status within medicine is the subject of on-going debate. Some medical professionals regard it as a contentious illness. Others report a lack of confidence with diagnosis and management of the condition. The genesis of this paper was a complaint, made by an ME patient, about their treatment by a general practitioner. In response to the complaint, Healthwatch Trafford ran a patient experience-gathering project. Data was collected from 47...
#1Antonio Olry de Labry Lima (Andalusian School of Public Health)H-Index: 3
#2Jorge Marcos Marcos (Andalusian School of Public Health)
Last. Clara Bermúdez Tamayo (Andalusian School of Public Health)
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BACKGROUND There is a high prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescriptions in primary care. This is associated with more frequent adverse events, lower quality of life and more frequent visits to hospital accident & emergency departments. The aim of the present study is to summarise available evidence on the effectiveness of deprescription interventions in primary care, and to describe the barriers and enablers of the process from the point of view of patients and healthcare professionals....
#1Melina Gattellari (RPA: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)H-Index: 21
#2Andrew Hayen (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 32
Last. John M. Worthington (RPA: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)H-Index: 10
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BACKGROUND Anticoagulation for preventing stroke in atrial fibrillation is under-utilised despite evidence supporting its use, resulting in avoidable death and disability. We aimed to evaluate an intervention to improve the uptake of anticoagulation. METHODS We carried out a national, cluster randomised controlled trial in the Australian primary health care setting. General practitioners received an educational session, delivered via telephone by a medical peer and provided information about the...
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#1Vibian Angwenyi (VU: VU University Amsterdam)H-Index: 5
#2Carolien Aantjes (UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal)H-Index: 3
Last. Jeffrey V. Lazarus (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 25
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BACKGROUND With the increasing double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in sub-Saharan Africa, health systems require new approaches to organise and deliver services for patients requiring long-term care. There is increasing recognition of the need to integrate health services, with evidence supporting integration of HIV and NCD services through the reorganisation of health system inputs, across system levels. This study investigates current practices of delivering and ...
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