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Involvement of husband in maternal and child health care in rural field practice area of a tertiary medical college in South India-A mixed method study.
Suryawanshi DS, Rajaseharan D, Venugopal R. Suryawanshi DS, et al. J Family Med Prim Care. 2021 Aug;10(8):2829-2833. doi: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_2342_20. Epub 2021 Aug 27. J Family Med Prim Care. 2021. PMID: 34660413 Free PMC article.
OBJECTIVES: 1) To determine the involvement of husband in maternal and child care. 2) To find out the perceptions of the husbands of antenatal pregnant women in maternal and child health (MCH) care. METHODS: (Quan) A semi-structured questionnaire to find out the are …
OBJECTIVES: 1) To determine the involvement of husband in maternal and child care. 2) To find out the perceptions of the husbands of …
Sustained Improvement in Blood Pressure Control for a Multiracial Cohort: Results of a Patient-centered Medical Home Quality Improvement Initiative.
Kirkland E, Zhang J, Brownfield E, Heincelman M, Schumann S, Schreiner A, Bishu K, Mauldin PD, Moran WP. Kirkland E, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2017;25(2):297-302. Epub 2017 Oct 5. Qual Prim Care. 2017. PMID: 31363347 Free PMC article.
These findings suggest that patient-centered medical homes and a multidisciplinary care approach, not limited to increased access, improve chronic disease control and should be considered for diverse outpatient clinics....
These findings suggest that patient-centered medical homes and a multidisciplinary care approach, not limited to increased access, im …
Quality of care in cancer: An exploration of patient perspectives.
Mahapatra S, Nayak S, Pati S. Mahapatra S, et al. J Family Med Prim Care. 2016 Apr-Jun;5(2):338-342. doi: 10.4103/2249-4863.192349. J Family Med Prim Care. 2016. PMID: 27843838 Free PMC article.
INTRODUCTION: Patient satisfaction is as important as is the care itself. When the patient has a disease like cancer it becomes even more important. ...There are limited studies in India eliciting patient's views on the quality of care being received by cancer patie …
INTRODUCTION: Patient satisfaction is as important as is the care itself. When the patient has a disease like cancer it becomes even …
Considerations for a Primary Care Physician Assistant in Treating Kidney Transplant Recipients.
Aston R, Durkin A, Harris K, Mace A, Moore S, Smith B, Soult E, Wright M, Yothers D, Latos DL, Horzempa J. Aston R, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2015;23(1):39-45. Qual Prim Care. 2015. PMID: 26681927 Free PMC article.
The escalating amount of kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) represents a significant dilemma for primary care providers. As the number of physician assistants (PAs) has been steadily increasing in primary care in the United States, the utilization of these healthca …
The escalating amount of kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) represents a significant dilemma for primary care providers. As the numb …
Reducing inappropriate referrals to secondary care: our experiences with the ENT Emergency clinic.
Mahalingam S, Seymour N, Pepper C, Tostevin P, Oakeshott P. Mahalingam S, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(5):251-5. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 25897547
INTRODUCTION: In the current financial climate faced by the NHS, it is important that we reduce the amount of inappropriate referrals made to secondary care specialties. ENT Emergency Clinics are one-stop clinics provided by many UK ENT departments to allow more rapid acce …
INTRODUCTION: In the current financial climate faced by the NHS, it is important that we reduce the amount of inappropriate referrals made t …
Measuring system safety for laboratory test ordering and results management in primary care: international pilot study.
Bowie P, Ferguson J, Price J, Frigola E, Kosiek K, Verstappen W, McKay J. Bowie P, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(5):245-8. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 25897545
The systems-based management of laboratory test ordering and results handling is a significant patient safety concern in primary care internationally. In this pilot study, we describe the testing of a method to systematically measure and monitor compliance with basic safe …
The systems-based management of laboratory test ordering and results handling is a significant patient safety concern in primary care
Rural jordanian mothers' beliefs, knowledge and practices of postnatal care.
Abuidhail J. Abuidhail J. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(6):285-93. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 25887655
In Jordan, despite being one of the most modern countries in the Middle East, postnatal care services are still under-utilized by rural Jordanian mothers. ...The findings showed that rural Jordanian mothers depended on the cultural health beliefs and knowledge to perform t …
In Jordan, despite being one of the most modern countries in the Middle East, postnatal care services are still under-utilized by rur …
Perceived usefulness of nine quality improvement tools among Swiss physicians.
Jannot AS, Perneger T. Jannot AS, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(6):278-81. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 25887653
BACKGROUND: Doctors' opinions about quality improvement tools likely influence their uptake and eventual impact on patient care. Little is known about physicians' perception of the comparative utility of various quality improvement tools. ...
BACKGROUND: Doctors' opinions about quality improvement tools likely influence their uptake and eventual impact on patient care. Litt …
The relationship between quality of care and self-management in patients with type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional survey in primary care in Mexico.
Martinez Y, Campbell SM, Hann M, Bower P. Martinez Y, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(6):262-9. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 25887651
AIMS: To evaluate baseline levels of self-management and clinical quality of care in patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care in Mexico and to explore relationships between measures of self-management and clinical quality of care. ...Patient satisfaction …
AIMS: To evaluate baseline levels of self-management and clinical quality of care in patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care
Guidelines adherence to lower urinary tract infection treatment in out-of-hours primary care in European countries.
Philips H, Huibers L, Holm Hansen E, Bondo Christensen M, Leutgeb R, Klemenc-Ketis Z, Chmiel C, Muñoz MA, Kosiek K, Remmen R. Philips H, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(4):221-31. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 25695532
BACKGROUND: The substantial prevalence of bacterial lower urinary tract infections (LUTIs) in out-of-hours (OOH) primary care is a reason for frequent prescription of antibiotics. Insight in guideline adherence in OOH primary care concerning treatment of LUTIs is la …
BACKGROUND: The substantial prevalence of bacterial lower urinary tract infections (LUTIs) in out-of-hours (OOH) primary care is a re …
A qualitative exploration of the motives behind the decision to order a liver function test in primary care.
Litchfield IJ, Lilford RJ, Bentham LM, Greenfield SM. Litchfield IJ, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(4):201-10. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 25695531
BACKGROUND: The number of tests ordered in primary care continues to increase influenced by a number of factors not all of which are concerned with diagnosis and management of disease. ...
BACKGROUND: The number of tests ordered in primary care continues to increase influenced by a number of factors not all of which are …
Considerations for using the 'brown bag' strategy to reconcile medications during routine outpatient office visits.
Sarzynski EM, Luz CC, Rios-Bedoya CF, Zhou S. Sarzynski EM, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(4):177-87. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 25695529
Three medication lists were compared for each patient: provider-documented in patient's chart (chart list); researcher-generated by post-appointment semistructured interview (point-of-care [POC] list); post-appointment semi-structured telephone interview (telephone list, r …
Three medication lists were compared for each patient: provider-documented in patient's chart (chart list); researcher-generated by post-app …
Key activities used by community based primary care practices to improve the quality of diabetes care in response to practice facilitation.
Noël PH, Romero RL, Robertson M, Parchman ML. Noël PH, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(4):211-9. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 25685075 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.
BACKGROUND: A recent systematic review suggests that practice facilitation (PF) is a robust intervention for implementing evidence-based preventive care guidelines in primary care, but the ability of PF to improve chronic illness care remains unclear. AIMS: T …
BACKGROUND: A recent systematic review suggests that practice facilitation (PF) is a robust intervention for implementing evidence-based pre …
Identifying Future High Cost Individuals within an Intermediate Cost Population.
Lu J, Britton E, Ferrance J, Rice E, Kuzel A, Dow A. Lu J, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2015;23(6):318-326. Qual Prim Care. 2015. PMID: 27212892 Free PMC article.
We sought to identify factors associated with transitioning of enrollees in an indigent care program from an intermediate cost segment to a high cost segment of this population. METHODS: We analyzed data from 9,624 enrollees of the Virginia Coordinated Care program …
We sought to identify factors associated with transitioning of enrollees in an indigent care program from an intermediate cost segmen …
Do local enhanced services in primary care improve outcomes? Results from a literature review.
Kumar G, Quigley J, Singh M, Keeping S, Pitman R, Carroll S. Kumar G, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(3):157-69. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 24865343 Review.
OBJECTIVE: This paper aims to examine the role of local enhanced services (LES) as a financial incentive in improving clinical and process outcomes in primary care with a view to discussing their future in light of the Health and Social Care Act. ...CONCLUSION: The …
OBJECTIVE: This paper aims to examine the role of local enhanced services (LES) as a financial incentive in improving clinical and process o …
Factors associated with patient satisfaction with primary care in Europe: results from the EUprimecare project.
Sánchez-Piedra CA, Prado-Galbarro FJ, García-Pérez S, Santamera AS. Sánchez-Piedra CA, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(3):147-55. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 24865342
BACKGROUND: EUprimecare is a study funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union, aimed at analysing the quality of the different models of primary care in Europe. The objective of this study was to describe and analyse the determinants associated with pa …
BACKGROUND: EUprimecare is a study funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union, aimed at analysing the quality of the di …
Immunisation errors reported to a vaccine advice service: intelligence to improve practice.
Lang S, Ford KJ, John T, Pollard AJ, McCarthy ND. Lang S, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(3):139-46. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 24865341
The greatest frequency of errors, 145 (92.9%) concerned immunisations delivered in primary care services; 92% of all errors occurred during either vaccine selection and preparation or history checking and scheduling. ...
The greatest frequency of errors, 145 (92.9%) concerned immunisations delivered in primary care services; 92% of all errors occurred …
Evidence-based healthcare and quality improvement.
Gillam S, Siriwardena AN. Gillam S, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(3):125-32. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 24865339
Incorporating the best available research evidence in decision making involves five steps: asking answerable questions, accessing the best information, appraising the information for validity and relevance, applying the information to care of patients and populations, and …
Incorporating the best available research evidence in decision making involves five steps: asking answerable questions, accessing the best i …
Multimorbidity: what's the problem?
Shiner A, Steel N, Howe A. Shiner A, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(3):115-9. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 24865337 No abstract available.
The impact of pay-for-performance on the workload of family practices in Estonia.
Merilind E, Vðstra K, Salupere R, Kolde A, Kalda R. Merilind E, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(2):109-14. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 24762320
BACKGROUND: The quality system in Estonia is a payfor-performance scheme, rewarding family doctors for the quality of care they provide. This study examines the impact of the quality system on the workload of family doctors in Estonia. ...RESULTS: During the observation pe …
BACKGROUND: The quality system in Estonia is a payfor-performance scheme, rewarding family doctors for the quality of care they provi …
Colorectal cancer--applying a gender lens.
Oberoi DV, Jiwa M, McManus A, Hodder R. Oberoi DV, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(2):71-9. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 24762316 Review.
Evaluating improvement.
Siriwardena AN, Gillam S. Siriwardena AN, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(2):63-70. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 24762315
Regulation in primary care.
Gillam S, Siriwardena AN. Gillam S, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(2):57-61. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 24762314
Organisational regulation of healthcare in England comprises two main elements: regulation of the quality and safety of care offered by healthcare providers, currently undertaken by the Care Quality Commission (CQC); and regulation of the market in healthcare servic …
Organisational regulation of healthcare in England comprises two main elements: regulation of the quality and safety of care offered …
The ethics of pay-for-performance.
Siriwardena AN. Siriwardena AN. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(2):53-5. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 24762313 No abstract available.
The Kuwait-Scotland eHealth Innovation Network (KSeHIN): a sustainable approach to quality improvement in healthcare.
Conway NT, Wotayan RA, Alkuzam A, Al-Refaei FF, Badawi D, Barake R, Bell A, Boyle G, Chisholm S, Connell J, Emslie-Smith A, Goddard CA, Greene SA, Halawa N, Judson A, Kelly C, Ker J, Scott M, Shaltout A, Sukkar F, Wake D, Morris A, Sibbald D, Behbehani K. Conway NT, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(1):43-51. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 24589150
In 2010, a Kuwait-Dundee collaboration was established with a view to transforming diabetes care in Kuwait. This paper describes the significant progress that has been made to date. ...At the population level, users view key performance indicators based on national standar …
In 2010, a Kuwait-Dundee collaboration was established with a view to transforming diabetes care in Kuwait. This paper describes the …
Expanding capacity for supervision in general practice through student-engaged clinical audit.
Mauldon E, Radford J, Todd A. Mauldon E, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(1):35-41. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 24589149
This included a lecture and tutorial, and structured activities based on an audit of diabetes care. Preparation and support was provided to GP supervisors and practice staff through ongoing practice visits conducted by school academics. ...GPs and practice staff responded …
This included a lecture and tutorial, and structured activities based on an audit of diabetes care. Preparation and support was provi …
Intervention fidelity in primary care complex intervention trials: qualitative study using telephone interviews of patients and practitioners.
Dyas JV, Togher F, Siriwardena AN. Dyas JV, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(1):25-34. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 24589148
BACKGROUND: Treatment fidelity has previously been defined as the degree to which a treatment or intervention is delivered to participants as intended. Underreporting of fidelity in primary care randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of complex interventions reduces our confi …
BACKGROUND: Treatment fidelity has previously been defined as the degree to which a treatment or intervention is delivered to participants a …
What is it about homeopathy that patients value? and what can family medicine learn from this?
Schmacke N, Müller V, Stamer M. Schmacke N, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(1):17-24. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 24589147
AIM: For the first time in Germany, patients with chronic conditions were asked about their views on the medical care provided by homeopathic medical practitioners. METHODS: The survey used questionnaire-based, semi-structured expert interviews, the contents of which were …
AIM: For the first time in Germany, patients with chronic conditions were asked about their views on the medical care provided by hom …
Patient perspectives on quality.
Siriwardena AN, Gillam S. Siriwardena AN, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(1):11-5. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 24589146
Systems and spread.
Siriwardena AN, Gillam S. Siriwardena AN, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2014;22(1):7-10. Qual Prim Care. 2014. PMID: 24589145
A future for primary care for the Greek population.
Groenewegen PP, Jurgutis A. Groenewegen PP, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(6):369-78. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 24512835
APPROACH: Assessment of the state of primary care in Greece was made on the basis of existing literature, site visits in primary care and consultations with stakeholders. ...The roles of purchaser and provider of care should be split. Quality of care s …
APPROACH: Assessment of the state of primary care in Greece was made on the basis of existing literature, site visits in primary c
Use of automated reminder letters to improve diabetes management in primary care: outcomes of a quality improvement initiative.
Berryman SH, Sick BT, Wang Q, Swan PJ, Weber-Main AM. Berryman SH, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(6):359-68. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 24512834
METHODS: Over 15 months, letters were sent monthly to all patients with DM in a large, urban, primary care teaching practice whose records for haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or blood pressure (BP) indicated non-compliance with recommended levels and …
METHODS: Over 15 months, letters were sent monthly to all patients with DM in a large, urban, primary care teaching practice whose re …
Assessment of physician performance for diabetes: a bias-corrected data envelopment analysis model.
Testi A, Fareed N, Ozcan YA, Tanfani E. Testi A, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(6):345-57. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 24512833
The specific aim of this paper is to propose a method for assessing primary care performance. METHODS: The novelty of the proposed model is twofold. ...The methods used in this paper are generalisable and could be applied to many other chronic conditions, which may constit …
The specific aim of this paper is to propose a method for assessing primary care performance. METHODS: The novelty of the proposed mo …
Commissioning for quality improvement.
Gillam S, Siriwardena AN. Gillam S, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(6):339-43. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 24512832
We examine the nature of healthcare commissioning and its role as a driver for quality improvement. We draw on evidence from previous forms of primary-care-led commissioning (PCLC) and consider how the quality of care might be improved through the processes of commi …
We examine the nature of healthcare commissioning and its role as a driver for quality improvement. We draw on evidence from previous forms …
Quality in primary care 2013.
Siriwardena AN. Siriwardena AN. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(6):325-7. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 24512829 No abstract available.
The patient liaison officer: a new role in UK general practice.
Tavabie JA, Tavabie M. Tavabie JA, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(5):303-13. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 24119516
It seeks to improve communication and administrative functions between different care providers, and incorporate patient and carer voices in care planning and delivery. It supports the UK national agenda for increasing care in the community and identifies lea …
It seeks to improve communication and administrative functions between different care providers, and incorporate patient and carer vo …
Measuring for improvement.
Siriwardena AN, Gillam S. Siriwardena AN, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(5):293-301. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 24119515
Convergence of HbA1c values towards target in 272 primary care patients following nine years of target-driven care.
Clarke EL, Richardson JR, Bhartia M, Kennedy DM, Milles JJ, Ramachandran S. Clarke EL, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(5):287-92. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 24119514
METHODS: An audit was carried out in 1999-2000, which included an estimation of glycaemic control in a randomly selected diabetic cohort from ten primary care practices in Sutton Coldfield, serving a population of 90 000 patients. ...
METHODS: An audit was carried out in 1999-2000, which included an estimation of glycaemic control in a randomly selected diabetic cohort fro …
Reducing wasteful innovation.
Siriwardena AN. Siriwardena AN. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(5):267-8. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 24119511 No abstract available.
Improving the management of obesity in adults: a pilot of a method to identify important barriers to change and tailor interventions to address them.
Sinfield P, Baker R, Pollard L, Tang MY. Sinfield P, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(4):237-46. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 24041141
BACKGROUND: A tailored approach to implementation can facilitate the routine use of best evidence, and so improve the quality of care delivered. Tailored implementation involves investigating the context and barriers to change before selecting appropriate interventions. .. …
BACKGROUND: A tailored approach to implementation can facilitate the routine use of best evidence, and so improve the quality of care
Exploring representations and experiences of case-management users: towards difficulties and solutions to leading qualitative interviews with older people with complex living conditions.
Balard F, Corre SP, Trouvé H, Saint-Jean O, Somme D. Balard F, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(4):229-35. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 24041140
BACKGROUND: By matching needs to resource services, case management could be a useful tool for improving the care of older people with complex living conditions. Collecting and analysing the users' experiences represents a good way to evaluate the effectiveness and efficie …
BACKGROUND: By matching needs to resource services, case management could be a useful tool for improving the care of older people wit …
Effect of the availability of weight and height data on the frequency of primary care physicians' documented BMI, diagnoses and management of overweight and obesity.
Muo IM, Sacajiu G, Kunins H, Deluca J. Muo IM, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(4):221-8. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 24041139
BACKGROUND: Obesity and overweight diagnoses and treatment in primary care are very low despite the high prevalence of obesity. Insufficient data exist on whether a body mass index (BMI) chart reminder improves the diagnosis and management of obesity and overweight in prim …
BACKGROUND: Obesity and overweight diagnoses and treatment in primary care are very low despite the high prevalence of obesity. Insuf …
Prescription in patients with chronic heart failure and multimorbidity attended in primary care.
Frigola-Capell E, Verdú-Rotellar JM, Comin-Colet J, Davins-Miralles J, Hermosilla E, Wensing M, Suñol R. Frigola-Capell E, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(4):211-9. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 24041138
BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity and polypharmacy pose challenges to improving the quality of care. OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between prescription of recommended treatment in ambulatory patients with chronic heart failure and multiple comorbidities and hospitalisa …
BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity and polypharmacy pose challenges to improving the quality of care. OBJECTIVES: To determine the associatio …
Impact of continuity on quality of primary care: from the perspective of citizens' preferences and multimorbidity - position paper of the European Forum for Primary Care.
Björkelund C, Maun A, Murante AM, Hoffman K, De Maeseneer J, Farkas-Pall Z. Björkelund C, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(3):193-204. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 23968271
BACKGROUND: Continuity of care is one of the cornerstones of primary care. Initially, the concept of continuity largely corresponded to one care provider and continuity between doctor and patient, but today, healthcare processes and organisations have grown a …
BACKGROUND: Continuity of care is one of the cornerstones of primary care. Initially, the concept of continuity largely corres …
Understanding processes and how to improve them.
Siriwardena AN, Gillam S. Siriwardena AN, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(3):179-85. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 23968268
Many quality improvement initiatives are aimed at improving the process of care and ensuring that high-quality care is delivered reliably. In this article, we explain why it is important to understand healthcare processes in order to improve them and how this can be …
Many quality improvement initiatives are aimed at improving the process of care and ensuring that high-quality care is deliver …
Outcomes for collaborative care versus routine care in the management of postpartum depression.
Truitt FE, Pina BJ, Person-Rennell NH, Angstman KB. Truitt FE, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(3):171-7. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 23968267
BACKGROUND: Even with routine screening, women diagnosed with postpartum depression (PPD) often experience delays in treatment with consequences affecting mother, infant, families and communities. A collaborative care management (CCM) approach may provide more timely, effe …
BACKGROUND: Even with routine screening, women diagnosed with postpartum depression (PPD) often experience delays in treatment with conseque …
Utilising the epidemiologic triad in analysing quality improvement data: antibiotic use for respiratory infections as a case example.
Rohrer JE, Grover ML, Moats CC. Rohrer JE, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(3):165-70. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 23968266
AIM: To demonstrate how the epidemiological triad can guide analysis for quality assessment. Predictors of antibiotic use in primary care were analysed to illustrate the approach. METHODS: This study was a secondary analysis of data previously collected from medical record …
AIM: To demonstrate how the epidemiological triad can guide analysis for quality assessment. Predictors of antibiotic use in primary care
'A one-to-one thing is better than a thousand books': views and understanding of older people with diabetes.
Woodcock H, Gillam S. Woodcock H, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(3):157-63. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 23968265
BACKGROUND: Specific aspects of care have been identified as important in order to provide high-quality care for patients with diabetes, including the need for patients to understand their condition. Little research has specifically explored the views and understand …
BACKGROUND: Specific aspects of care have been identified as important in order to provide high-quality care for patients with …
Care pathways to improve care co-ordination and quality between primary and hospital care for patients with radical prostatectomy: a quality improvement project.
Van Houdt S, Heyrman J, Vanhaecht K, Sermeus W, De Lepeleire J. Van Houdt S, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(3):149-55. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 23968264
BACKGROUND: Care pathways are widely used in hospitals to improve quality. There is a growing interest in extending care pathways into primary care. There is little evidence on the relationship between care pathways across the primary-hospital care
BACKGROUND: Care pathways are widely used in hospitals to improve quality. There is a growing interest in extending care pathw …
Back pain management in primary care: development and validity of the Patients' and Doctors' Expectations Questionnaire.
Georgy EE, Carr EC, Breen AC. Georgy EE, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(2):113-22. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 23735692
AIM: To report on the development of a newly designed patient and doctor expectations questionnaire that measures the matching of their expectations with regard to the back pain consultation in primary care, and to establish the validity and internal consistency of the new …
AIM: To report on the development of a newly designed patient and doctor expectations questionnaire that measures the matching of their expe …
How physician and community pharmacist perceptions of the community pharmacist role in Australian primary care influence the quality of collaborative chronic disease management.
Rieck A, Pettigrew S. Rieck A, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(2):105-11. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 23735691
BACKGROUND: Community pharmacists (CPs) have been changing their role to focus on patient-centred services to improve the quality of chronic disease management (CDM) in primary care. However, CPs have not been readily included in collaborative CDM with other primary car
BACKGROUND: Community pharmacists (CPs) have been changing their role to focus on patient-centred services to improve the quality of chronic …
Should there be a Quality and Outcomes Framework domain for osteoarthritis? A cross-sectional survey in general practice.
Clarson LE, Nicholl BI, Bishop A, Edwards J, Daniel R, Mallen C. Clarson LE, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(2):97-103. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 23735690
BACKGROUND: Despite being a chronic condition with a high prevalence and significant associated morbidity that is managed predominantly in primary care, osteoarthritis (OA) does not feature in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) component of the UK general practice co …
BACKGROUND: Despite being a chronic condition with a high prevalence and significant associated morbidity that is managed predominantly in p …
Are patients' preferences for shifting services from medical specialists to general practitioners related to the type of medical intervention?
van Bodegom-Vos L, de Jong JD, Spreeuwenberg P, Curfs EC, Groenewegen PP. van Bodegom-Vos L, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(2):81-95. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 23735689
BACKGROUND: To improve the feasibility of shifting medical specialist to general practitioner (GP) services in patient-centred health care systems, it is important to know how this substitution is valued by patients. ...
BACKGROUND: To improve the feasibility of shifting medical specialist to general practitioner (GP) services in patient-centred health car
Measures of quality, costs and equity in primary health care instruments developed to analyse and compare primary care in 35 countries.
Schäfer WL, Boerma WG, Kringos DS, De Ryck E, Greß S, Heinemann S, Murante AM, Rotar-Pavlic D, Schellevis FG, Seghieri C, Van den Berg MJ, Westert GP, Willems S, Groenewegen PP. Schäfer WL, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(2):67-79. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 23735688
The GP questionnaire mainly focused on the structural aspects (e.g. economic conditions) and care processes (e.g. comprehensiveness of services of primary care). The patient experiences questionnaire focused on the care processes and outcomes (e.g. how do pat …
The GP questionnaire mainly focused on the structural aspects (e.g. economic conditions) and care processes (e.g. comprehensiveness o …
Physician cardiovascular disease risk factor management: practice analysis in Japan versus the USA.
Schuster RJ, Zhu Y, Ogunmoroti O, Terwoord N, Ellison S, Fujiyoshi A, Ueshima H, Muira K. Schuster RJ, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(1):51-60. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 23735635
AIMS: CVD risk factor management reported by Japanese versus US primary care physicians was studied. METHODS: We undertook a descriptive study. ...There may be differences in CVD risk factor management by primary care physicians in Japan versus the USA....
AIMS: CVD risk factor management reported by Japanese versus US primary care physicians was studied. METHODS: We undertook a descript …
Harnessing information technology to innovate in primary care.
Jiwa M, McManus A, Dadich A, White J, Rieck A, Razmi S. Jiwa M, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(1):43-9. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 23735634
It is therefore important to bolster its capacity to serve a greater proportion of people in need of health care, opportunities for which might be facilitated by information technology (IT). ...With appropriate support, they indicated that IT could help to innovate and rei …
It is therefore important to bolster its capacity to serve a greater proportion of people in need of health care, opportunities for w …
The status of accreditation in primary care.
O'Beirne M, Zwicker K, Sterling PD, Lait J, Lee Robertson H, Oelke ND. O'Beirne M, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(1):23-31. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 23735631 Review.
Because acute care and primary care environments are vastly different, our understanding of acute care accreditation cannot simply be translated to primary care. ...These findings imply that further research is required to examine the possible impact a …
Because acute care and primary care environments are vastly different, our understanding of acute care accreditation ca …
Are prescribing initiatives readily transferable across classes: the case of generic losartan in Scotland?
Bennie M, Bishop I, Godman B, Campbell S, Miranda J, Finlayson AE, Gustafsson LL. Bennie M, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2013;21(1):7-15. Qual Prim Care. 2013. PMID: 23735629
BACKGROUND: There are on-going initiatives in Scotland to improve the quality and efficiency of prescribing in primary care. Activities to enhance prescribing of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) versus angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) include prescribin …
BACKGROUND: There are on-going initiatives in Scotland to improve the quality and efficiency of prescribing in primary care. Activiti …
Primary care attitudes to methotrexate monitoring.
Byng-Maddick R, Wijendra M, Penn H. Byng-Maddick R, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(6):443-7. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23540824
Repeat prescriptions and monitoring are generally undertaken in primary care, although concerns have been raised about variation in local practice. ...METHOD: We surveyed our local GP community to better understand their practice and establish where patient care cou …
Repeat prescriptions and monitoring are generally undertaken in primary care, although concerns have been raised about variation in l …
Improving the quality of primary care.
Milne P, Coyne AM, Pilgrim D. Milne P, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(6):435-42. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23540823
BACKGROUND: This paper considers the role of teaching primary care trusts (tPCTs) at the turn of the century. A retrospective evaluation of a complex intervention is used. ...The resultant themes and challenges experienced by the tPCT members working at their organisationa …
BACKGROUND: This paper considers the role of teaching primary care trusts (tPCTs) at the turn of the century. A retrospective evaluat …
Comprehensive assessment of chronic pain management in primary care: a first phase of a quality improvement initiative at a multisite Community Health Center.
Anderson D, Wang S, Zlateva I. Anderson D, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(6):421-33. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23540822
Large gaps existed in primary care provider adherence to standards for pain care documentation and practice. There was wide provider variability in the prescription of opioids to treat pain. Staff surveys found substantial variation in both pain care knowledg …
Large gaps existed in primary care provider adherence to standards for pain care documentation and practice. There was wide pr …
Proactive primary care of carers of people with cognitive impairment: a feasibility study.
Horner B, Jiwa M, Cuesta-Briand B, Fyfe K, Osborne A. Horner B, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(6):415-20. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23540821
RESULTS: Carer participants in this study experienced varying degrees of care burden. Insomnia, fatigue and pain were the most prominent symptoms. ...In the context of an ageing population, the growing number of carers of people with cognitive impairment and dementia need …
RESULTS: Carer participants in this study experienced varying degrees of care burden. Insomnia, fatigue and pain were the most promin …
Screening for peripheral vascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes in Malta in a primary care setting.
Formosa C, Gatt A, Chockalingam N. Formosa C, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(6):409-14. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23540820
BACKGROUND: Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is strongly associated with type 2 diabetes. PVD assessment and diagnosis are often neglected in primary care office visits, and ankle/brachial pressure index (ABPI) examinations are seldom performed for PVD detection. The purp …
BACKGROUND: Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is strongly associated with type 2 diabetes. PVD assessment and diagnosis are often neglected …
Association between statin use and lipid status in quality improvement initiatives: statin use, a potential surrogate?
Bojadzievski T, Schaefer E, Hollenbeak CS, Gabbay RA. Bojadzievski T, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(6):401-7. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23540819
OBJECTIVE: To test the association between statin use and low-density-lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol control in outpatient community practices undergoing quality improvement efforts in diabetes care. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study of primary care practic …
OBJECTIVE: To test the association between statin use and low-density-lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol control in outpatient community practice …
Is a patient's type of substance dependence (alcohol, drug or both) associated with the quality of primary care they receive?
do Amaral-Sabadini MB, Cheng DM, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Samet JH, Saitz R. do Amaral-Sabadini MB, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(6):391-9. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23540818
BACKGROUND: Primary care clinicians' attitudes may differ based on patients' substance dependence type (alcohol, other drugs or both). AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether substance dependence type is associated with primary care quality (PCQ). METHODS …
BACKGROUND: Primary care clinicians' attitudes may differ based on patients' substance dependence type (alcohol, other drugs or both) …
Quality from a different viewpoint.
Pavlič DR. Pavlič DR. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(6):389-90. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23540817 No abstract available.
Patients' evaluations of family practice care and attributes of a good family physician.
Ali NS, Khuwaja AK, Kausar S, Nanji K. Ali NS, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(5):375-83. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23114005
OBJECTIVE: Patient evaluation of family practice care is the most direct assessment of quality of healthcare services provided. This study aimed to evaluate family practice care and to assess patient views on the attributes of a good family physician. ...
OBJECTIVE: Patient evaluation of family practice care is the most direct assessment of quality of healthcare services provided. This …
Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Swiss primary care: room for improvement.
Steurer-Stey C, Dallalana K, Jungi M, Rosemann T. Steurer-Stey C, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(5):365-73. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23114004 Review.
BACKGROUND: Information on the quality of care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Swiss primary care is limited. ...Diagnosis, patient education and referral for pulmonary rehabilitation revealed the highest, and influenza vaccination …
BACKGROUND: Information on the quality of care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Swiss primary car
Improving services for back pain: putting the patient at the centre of interprofessional education.
Carr EC, Worswick L, Wilcock PM, Campion-Smith C, Hettinga D. Carr EC, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(5):345-53. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23114002
This paper describes an interprofessional quality improvement project around the management of back pain in a primary care setting where patients were part of the practice team. METHODS: Patients participated in eight half-day IPE workshops delivered to nine general practi …
This paper describes an interprofessional quality improvement project around the management of back pain in a primary care setting wh …
Clinical practice and variation in care for childhood obesity at seven clinics in California.
Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Joseph JG, Tancredi DJ, Romano PS. Shaikh U, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(5):335-44. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23114001
METHODS: Participants were 2-11 year old children seen for well-child care in 2010. Telephone surveys of English and Spanish-speaking parents were conducted within three days of their child's well-child visit to determine the content of counselling during the visit regardi …
METHODS: Participants were 2-11 year old children seen for well-child care in 2010. Telephone surveys of English and Spanish-speaking …
Healthcare in Asia: a perspective from primary care at the gateway to a continent.
Jiwa M, Othman S, Hanafi NS, Ng CJ, Khoo EM, Chia YC. Jiwa M, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(5):317-20. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23113999
As in other many parts of the world, general practitioners are the first healthcare professional consulted by patients. The Malaysian health system is served by public and private care providers. The integration of the two sectors is a key target for reform. However, the f …
As in other many parts of the world, general practitioners are the first healthcare professional consulted by patients. The Malaysian health …
Improving interprofessional collaboration in primary care: position paper of the European Forum for Primary Care.
Samuelson M, Tedeschi P, Aarendonk D, de la Cuesta C, Groenewegen P. Samuelson M, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(4):303-12. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23113915
Primary care is the central pillar of health care. The increasingly complex health needs of the population and individual patients in a changing society can only be met by promoting interprofessional collaboration (IpC) within primary care teams. The aim of t …
Primary care is the central pillar of health care. The increasingly complex health needs of the population and individual pati …
Symptom profile of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea in hypertensive outpatients in primary care: a structural equation model analysis.
Broström A, Sunnergren O, Johansson P, Svensson E, Ulander M, Nilsen P, Svanborg E. Broström A, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(4):287-98. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23113913
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) has been linked to hypertension in sleep clinic populations, but little is known about the symptom profile of undiagnosed OSA in hypertensive outpatients in primary care. AIM: To explore characteristics associated with undiagnosed …
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) has been linked to hypertension in sleep clinic populations, but little is known about the sympto …
How prepared is the retirement and residential aged care sector in Western Australia for older non-heterosexual people?
Horner B, McManus A, Comfort J, Freijah R, Lovelock G, Hunter M, Tavener M. Horner B, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(4):263-74. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23113911
OBJECTIVE: To explore attitudes, knowledge and current practices of retirement and residential aged care providers in Western Australia towards accommodating older gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) individuals. ...RESULTS: Few respondents reported ha …
OBJECTIVE: To explore attitudes, knowledge and current practices of retirement and residential aged care providers in Western Austral …
Stakeholders' perspectives on quality indicators for diabetes care: a qualitative study.
Markhorst J, Martirosyan L, Calsbeek H, Braspenning J. Markhorst J, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(4):253-61. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23113910
BACKGROUND: Transparency in diabetes care requires quality indicators that are of interest to stakeholders in order to optimise their usage. ...METHODS: Between June and December 2009, 14 semi-structured interviews were held with stakeholders who have a decisive vote in th …
BACKGROUND: Transparency in diabetes care requires quality indicators that are of interest to stakeholders in order to optimise their …
Speaking of risk, managing uncertainty: decision-making about cholesterol-reducing treatment in general practice.
Kirkegaard P, Risør MB, Edwards A, Junge AG, Thomsen JL. Kirkegaard P, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(4):245-52. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 23113909 Clinical Trial.
CONCLUSION: These modalities of medical uncertainty can be addressed proactively when developing concepts, tools and training interventions to optimise communication about treatment options in primary care....
CONCLUSION: These modalities of medical uncertainty can be addressed proactively when developing concepts, tools and training interventions …
The introduction of an interprofessional education module: students' perceptions.
Cusack T, O'Donoghue G. Cusack T, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(3):231-8. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 22828679
Further research is required in order to define whether improving communication and collaboration skills will ultimately lead to improved quality in patient care....
Further research is required in order to define whether improving communication and collaboration skills will ultimately lead to improved qu …
Preparing students to work effectively in interprofessional health and social care teams.
Stevenson K, Seenan C, Morlan G, Smith W. Stevenson K, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(3):227-30. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 22828678
Interprofessional education (IPE) has 'learning to work effectively in interprofessional teams' as one of its central learning outcomes. Whilst much is made in IPE of allocating health and social care students into interprofessional teams and setting them a task to complet …
Interprofessional education (IPE) has 'learning to work effectively in interprofessional teams' as one of its central learning outcomes. Whi …
Delivering quality improvements in patient care: the application of the Leicester Model of interprofessional education.
Lennox A, Anderson ES. Lennox A, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(3):219-26. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 22828677
As a result, NHS services are being increasingly tendered along evidence-based care pathways and commissioners are introducing payment by results tariffs, requiring providers to achieve quality outcomes as a requirement of full payment. AIM: We argue that in preparing the …
As a result, NHS services are being increasingly tendered along evidence-based care pathways and commissioners are introducing paymen …
Debating the use of work-based learning and interprofessional education in promoting collaborative practice in primary care: a discussion paper.
Cameron S, Rutherford I, Mountain K. Cameron S, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(3):211-7. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 22828676
AIMS: To review and debate the evidence on the role of work-based learning and IPE in enhancing collaborative practice in primary care. METHOD: Literature search and critique of key papers relevant to primary care practice. ...However, little evidence exists to supp …
AIMS: To review and debate the evidence on the role of work-based learning and IPE in enhancing collaborative practice in primary care
Recruiting children onto research studies by the Scottish Primary Care Research Network: a real team effort.
Cardy A, Holden S, Watson D, Nelson D, Turner S. Cardy A, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(3):199-206. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 22828674
Here we report on experiences recruiting children to five studies through primary care. METHODS: The Scottish Primary Care Research Network (SPCRN) has approval to identify for research studies eligible participants on primary care practice lists. ...What is …
Here we report on experiences recruiting children to five studies through primary care. METHODS: The Scottish Primary Care Res …
Placing interprofessional learning at the heart of improving practice: the activities and achievements of CLAHRC in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.
Sinfield P, Donoghue K, Horobin A, Anderson ES. Sinfield P, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(3):191-8. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 22828673
BACKGROUND: The National Institute for Health Research initiative 'collaborations for leadership in applied health research and care' (CLAHRC) in Leicestershire Northamptonshire and Rutland (LNR) is a partnership between the University of Leicester and NHS trusts in LNR th …
BACKGROUND: The National Institute for Health Research initiative 'collaborations for leadership in applied health research and care' …
Interdisciplinary health research: perspectives from a process evaluation research team.
Clarke D, Hawkins R, Sadler E, Harding G, Forster A, McKevitt C, Godfrey M, Monaghan J, Farrin A. Clarke D, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(3):179-89. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 22828672
METHODS: This paper reports on the experiences of an interdisciplinary process evaluation research team working in the field of stroke care. RESULTS: Realising the perceived benefits is less than straightforward; setting up and conducting IDHR can present researchers with …
METHODS: This paper reports on the experiences of an interdisciplinary process evaluation research team working in the field of stroke ca
Hospitalfoodie: an interprofessional case study of the redesign of the nutritional management and monitoring system for vulnerable older hospital patients.
Macdonald AS, Teal G, Bamford C, Moynihan PJ. Macdonald AS, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(3):169-77. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 22828671
CONCLUSION: Early responses to the 'hospitalfoodie' demonstration prototype were favourable and indicate that, with further development, the prototype may offer the means for improving nutritional care standards in hospitals and be adaptable for use across other patient gr …
CONCLUSION: Early responses to the 'hospitalfoodie' demonstration prototype were favourable and indicate that, with further development, the …
Quality: everybody's business.
Barr H. Barr H. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(3):167-8. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 22828670 No abstract available.
Recommended care adherence: improved by patient reminder letters but with potential attenuation by the healthcare process complexity.
Zhang Z, Fish J. Zhang Z, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(2):149-64. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 22824568
BACKGROUND: American adults receive the recommended care just over half of the time for all recommended services. Many patient reminder strategies have attempted to increase the adherence rates for preventative and chronic disease management. ...CONCLUSIONS: One reminder l …
BACKGROUND: American adults receive the recommended care just over half of the time for all recommended services. Many patient remind …
Glad you brought it up: a patient-centred programme to reduce proton-pump inhibitor prescribing in general medical practice.
Murie J, Allen J, Simmonds R, de Wet C. Murie J, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(2):141-8. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 22824567
Further research with larger cohorts of practices and patients is needed to develop a feasible, acceptable and effective programme if similar benefits are to be achieved for primary care in general....
Further research with larger cohorts of practices and patients is needed to develop a feasible, acceptable and effective programme if simila …
Targets and prioritization: the case of cancer in the English NHS.
Harrison AJ, Foot CS. Harrison AJ, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(2):125-9. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 22824565
From 1999 onwards, patients judged by their general practitioners (GPs) to require urgent access to care for suspected cancer have been referred under the so-called two-week wait rule, or fast track, which guaranteed that they would be seen in a hospital clinic within that …
From 1999 onwards, patients judged by their general practitioners (GPs) to require urgent access to care for suspected cancer have be …
Effective recruitment strategies in primary care research: a systematic review.
Ngune I, Jiwa M, Dadich A, Lotriet J, Sriram D. Ngune I, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(2):115-23. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 22824564 Review.
Yet, clear guidance on patient recruitment strategies in primary care research is limited. This paper addresses this issue through a systematic review. ...Two reviewers independently screened the articles using the following criteria: (1) published in English, (2) reported …
Yet, clear guidance on patient recruitment strategies in primary care research is limited. This paper addresses this issue through a …
Barriers and enablers to managing obesity in general practice: a practical approach for use in implementation activities.
Gunther S, Guo F, Sinfield P, Rogers S, Baker R. Gunther S, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2012;20(2):93-103. Qual Prim Care. 2012. PMID: 22824562
RESULTS: Barriers included: stigma, cost of private sector services, previous patient experience, practitioners not wanting to take responsibility for obesity management, lack of consistency in care, limited practitioner skills, perceived lack of NHS services and constrain …
RESULTS: Barriers included: stigma, cost of private sector services, previous patient experience, practitioners not wanting to take responsi …
Quality improvement in travel medicine: a programme for yellow fever vaccination centres in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Boddington NL, Simons H, Launders N, Hill DR. Boddington NL, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(6):391-8. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 22340901
Although this has not been tested, it is expected that this will translate to more consistent and better care for the international traveller. Elements of the NaTHNaC programme could be a model for improvement of clinical standards and for other countries as they seek to i …
Although this has not been tested, it is expected that this will translate to more consistent and better care for the international t …
Primary care and care for older persons: position paper of the European Forum for Primary Care.
Boeckxstaens P, De Graaf P. Boeckxstaens P, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(6):369-89. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 22340900
Successful models of care however do exist. Delivering seamless integrated care to older persons is a central theme in primary care. ...With the general practitioner (GP) as the central care provider, primary care is increasingly teamwork, and t …
Successful models of care however do exist. Delivering seamless integrated care to older persons is a central theme in primary …
The perceptions of older people in Wales about service provision.
Morgan G, Mitchell C, Gallacher J. Morgan G, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(6):365-8. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 22340899
There is a gap in knowledge on how older people in Wales perceive health and social care services. Research is necessary to help address this gap and to provide an evidence base that informs policy making and service delivery. ...Furthermore, only 14% of older people were …
There is a gap in knowledge on how older people in Wales perceive health and social care services. Research is necessary to help addr …
Predictors of patient comfort and adherence with less frequent cervical cancer screening.
MacLaughlin KL, Angstman KB, Flynn PM, Schmitt JR, Weaver AL, Shuster LT. MacLaughlin KL, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(6):355-63. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 22340898
METHODS: A hard copy of an eight-question survey was distributed to 389 women aged 30-64 years at two primary care clinics in Rochester, Minnesota, over a six-week period. RESULTS: The survey response rate was 86.8%. ...
METHODS: A hard copy of an eight-question survey was distributed to 389 women aged 30-64 years at two primary care clinics in Rochest …
Pilot study to develop and test a generic peer feedback instrument to review videotaped consultations in primary care.
McMillan R, Cameron N, Power A. McMillan R, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(6):347-54. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 22340897
BACKGROUND: The ability to consult effectively is key to the delivery of quality patient care. External peer review of consultations has been available to general medical practitioners (GPs) in the west of Scotland for several years. ...
BACKGROUND: The ability to consult effectively is key to the delivery of quality patient care. External peer review of consultations …
Improving glycaemic control in patients attending a Trinidad health centre: a three-year quality improvement project.
Babwah T. Babwah T. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(5):335-9. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 22186176
HbA1c levels were done at the start of the project (0 months) and at three, 24 and 36 months after the start. The DiaC was run by a primary care physician (PCP) and registered nurse (RN). RESULTS: Eighty-six patients completed follow-up. ...CONCLUSION: A special diabetic c …
HbA1c levels were done at the start of the project (0 months) and at three, 24 and 36 months after the start. The DiaC was run by a primary …
A survey of attitudes and practices of reproductive health and family planning services among private medical practitioners in four states of the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria.
Omo-Aghoja LO, Hammed A, Okonofua FE, Okpani OA, Koroye OC, Ojobo S, Itabor I, Daramola O. Omo-Aghoja LO, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(5):325-34. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 22186175
CONCLUSION: Education of private practitioners in the principles of abortion, post-abortion care and FP is recommended to alleviate abortion-related morbidity and mortality in Nigeria....
CONCLUSION: Education of private practitioners in the principles of abortion, post-abortion care and FP is recommended to alleviate a …
Healthcare model based on personalised attention: impact on maternal mortality and health system quality.
Marin GH, Silberman M, Uriarte A, Sarijulis M, Ozaeta B, Henen J. Marin GH, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(5):311-6. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 22186173
BACKGROUND: Latin America's public healthcare model has traditionally offered health services on demand including provision for the most deprived inhabitants. However, this care model has not provided the expected improvement in health conditions or equity for the indigent …
BACKGROUND: Latin America's public healthcare model has traditionally offered health services on demand including provision for the most dep …
The SHARE frailty instrument for primary care predicts incident disability in a European population-based sample.
Romero-Ortuno R, O'Shea D, Kenny RA. Romero-Ortuno R, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(5):301-9. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 22186172
BACKGROUND: The adoption of a frailty paradigm in primary care would be helpful to identify adults who need priority access to specialised resources. The frailty phenotype by Fried et al is a popular operationalisation of frailty, but it is not easily applicable in routine …
BACKGROUND: The adoption of a frailty paradigm in primary care would be helpful to identify adults who need priority access to specia …
Implementing quality improvement in small, autonomous primary care practices: implications for the patient-centred medical home.
Arar NH, Noel PH, Leykum L, Zeber JE, Romero R, Parchman ML. Arar NH, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(5):289-300. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 22186171 Free PMC article.
BACKGROUND: Implementing improvement programmes to enhance quality of care in primary care clinics is complex. Understanding how improvement strategies can be implemented in primary care is timely given the recent national movement towards transforming primar …
BACKGROUND: Implementing improvement programmes to enhance quality of care in primary care clinics is complex. Understanding h …
European differences in cancer survival: report of an international symposium of general practitioners from three countries exploring primary and secondary care delay.
Murchie P, Johansson L, Delaney EK, Dinant GJ, Röllano P, Spigt M, Wisely L. Murchie P, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(4):255-62. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21902905
BACKGROUND: There are several potential delays in the cancer diagnostic pathway: patient delay, primary care delay and secondary care delay. People in the UK have poorer five-year survival from many cancers compared with people in European countries with similar hea …
BACKGROUND: There are several potential delays in the cancer diagnostic pathway: patient delay, primary care delay and secondary c
Aspirin bleeding in perspective.
Morgan G, Elwood P. Morgan G, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(4):251-3. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21902904
How good is the quality of antenatal care in the Colombo district of Sri Lanka in diagnosing and treating anaemia?
Prathapan S, Lindmark G, Fonseka P, Lokubalasooriya A, Prathapan R. Prathapan S, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(4):245-50. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21902903
However, high maternal deaths from haemorrhage and anaemia raise questions about the quality of detection and treatment of anaemia at field antenatal clinics, which is the primary care setting for pregnant women. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the quality of facil …
However, high maternal deaths from haemorrhage and anaemia raise questions about the quality of detection and treatment of anaemia at field …
Quality service delivery in cardiac rehabilitation: cross-cultural challenges in an Australian setting.
Haghshenas A, Davidson PM. Haghshenas A, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(4):215-21. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21902900
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the challenges in providing cardiac rehabilitation to culturally diverse populations in Australia to inform culturally competent care. METHOD: This was a qualitative study using interviews with 25 health professionals from diverse professional and …
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the challenges in providing cardiac rehabilitation to culturally diverse populations in Australia to inform cultur …
Reinventing the doctor.
Jiwa M. Jiwa M. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(4):211-4. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21902899 No abstract available.
Delivering more with less? Making the NHS Health Check work in financially hard times: real time learning from Stoke-on-Trent.
Kumar J, Chambers R, Mawby Y, Leese C, Iqbal Z, Picariello L, Richardson D. Kumar J, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(3):193-9. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21781435
BACKGROUND: The NHS Health Check Programme presents the opportunity to reduce death and ill health caused by cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Owing to the current restructuring of health care in the UK, financial resources will in future be limited. It is important to devel …
BACKGROUND: The NHS Health Check Programme presents the opportunity to reduce death and ill health caused by cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). …
A strategy for the implementation of a quality indicator system in German primary care.
van den Heuvel H. van den Heuvel H. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(3):183-91. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21781434 Review.
BACKGROUND: The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) has had a major impact on the quality of care in British general practice. It is seen as a major innovation amongst quality indicator systems and as a result various countries are looking at whether such initiatives coul …
BACKGROUND: The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) has had a major impact on the quality of care in British general practice. It is …
An evaluation of a training placement in general practice for paramedic practitioner students: improving patient-centred care through greater interprofessional understanding and supporting the development of autonomous practitioners.
Ruston A, Tavabie A. Ruston A, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(3):167-73. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21781432
CONCLUSIONS: The placement provides a sound model for expanding the skills of paramedic practitioners in order to meet the increasing demands for patient-centred, community based health care. It provided them with the skills to treat patients closer to home rather than aut …
CONCLUSIONS: The placement provides a sound model for expanding the skills of paramedic practitioners in order to meet the increasing demand …
Developing quality indicators for community services: the case of district nursing.
Davies P, Wye L, Horrocks S, Salisbury C, Sharp D. Davies P, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(3):155-66. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21781431
BACKGROUND: Quality indicators exist for the acute and primary care sectors in the National Health Service (NHS), but until recently little attention has been given to measuring the quality of community services. ...The long list of possible indicators came from best pract …
BACKGROUND: Quality indicators exist for the acute and primary care sectors in the National Health Service (NHS), but until recently …
Do immunisation procedures match provider perception? A study from the South Carolina Pediatric Practice Research Network (SCPPRN).
Roberts JR, Freeland KD, Kolasa MS, McElligott JT, Darden PM. Roberts JR, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(3):147-54. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21781430
OBJECTIVE: Immunisation coverage of children by 19 months of age in US primary care practices is below the desired goal of 80%. In order to improve this rate, primary care providers must first understand the specific processes of immunisation delivery within their o …
OBJECTIVE: Immunisation coverage of children by 19 months of age in US primary care practices is below the desired goal of 80%. In or …
Design of a quality and performance improvement project for small primary care practices: reflections on the Center for Practice Innovation.
Marsteller JA, Woodward P, Underwood WS, Hsiao CJ, Barr MS. Marsteller JA, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(1):49-57. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21703112
BACKGROUND: Small practices often lack the human, financial and technical resources to make necessary practice improvements and infrastructure investments in order to achieve sustainable change that promotes quality and efficiency. AIMS: To report on an effort to assist small pri …
BACKGROUND: Small practices often lack the human, financial and technical resources to make necessary practice improvements and infrastructu …
The prevalence of co-administration of clopidogrel and proton pump inhibitors.
Shrestha K, Hughes JD, Lee YP, Parsons R. Shrestha K, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(1):35-42. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21703110
AIM: The primary aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of co-prescription of clopidogrel and PPIs amongst residents of aged-care facilities in New South Wales, Australia. METHODS: One-year prescription records of 791 aged-care residents were analysed for …
AIM: The primary aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of co-prescription of clopidogrel and PPIs amongst residents of aged-c
Building high functioning clinical teams through quality improvement initiatives.
O'Toole TP, Cabral R, Blumen JM, Blake DA. O'Toole TP, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(1):13-22. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21703108
BACKGROUND: Team-based care has consistently been associated with improved clinical outcomes. ...CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest a strategic role for clinical performance feedback linked to team initiated quality improvement initiatives for improving both clinical outc …
BACKGROUND: Team-based care has consistently been associated with improved clinical outcomes. ...CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest …
Impact factor in general practice.
Gibson JC. Gibson JC. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(1):3-4. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21703106 No abstract available.
Out of the healthcare crisis.
Siriwardena AN. Siriwardena AN. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(2):127-31. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21575335
It is a book which certainly warrants re-examination in light of today's challenges for health care. This discussion paper reviews what Deming can teach us about causes of failure in management, including health care, what can be done to remedy them and how to avert …
It is a book which certainly warrants re-examination in light of today's challenges for health care. This discussion paper reviews wh …
Screening electronic patient records to detect preventable harm: a trigger tool for primary care.
De Wet C, Bowie P. De Wet C, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(2):115-25. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21575334
In the past decade, a patient safety agenda has been established in many secondary care, but is only now migrating to primary care. Information about the epidemiology of error, contributory factors and the scale of preventable harm is limited in comparison to what i …
In the past decade, a patient safety agenda has been established in many secondary care, but is only now migrating to primary care
Continuity and monitoring of antidepressant therapy in a primary care setting.
Middleton DJ, Cameron IM, Reid IC. Middleton DJ, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(2):109-13. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21575333
BACKGROUND: Little is currently known about the continuity and monitoring of antidepressant treatment at individual patient level in primary care. AIMS: To assess continuity of antidepressant therapy in a UK primary care setting at the individual patient level and w …
BACKGROUND: Little is currently known about the continuity and monitoring of antidepressant treatment at individual patient level in primary …
Could community pharmacies offer an opportunity to improve outcomes for patients with bowel cancer?
Jiwa M, Sriram D, Khadaroo Z, Ping-Delfos WC. Jiwa M, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(2):105-8. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21575332
These data support the case for a formal trial to test the value of the PCQ to signpost symptomatic patients to appropriate health care....
These data support the case for a formal trial to test the value of the PCQ to signpost symptomatic patients to appropriate health care
Cross-cultural adaptation of the US consumer form of the short Primary Care Assessment Tool (PCAT): the Korean consumer form of the short PCAT (KC PCAT) and the Korean standard form of the short PCAT (KS PCAT).
Jeon KY. Jeon KY. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(2):85-103. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21575331
RESULTS: Psychometric testing was carried out on 37 items of the KC PCAT to make the KS PCAT which has 30 items and has seven principal domains: first contact utilisation, first contact accessibility, ongoing accountable care (ongoing care and coordinated rapport …
RESULTS: Psychometric testing was carried out on 37 items of the KC PCAT to make the KS PCAT which has 30 items and has seven principal doma …
Priorities for health services research in primary care.
Schäfer W, Groenewegen PP, Hansen J, Black N. Schäfer W, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(2):77-83. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21575330
At the level of the healthcare system these areas included evaluation of primary care reforms, the influence of funding on cooperation between primary care providers plus workforce management and migration. At the organisational level the relationship between primar …
At the level of the healthcare system these areas included evaluation of primary care reforms, the influence of funding on cooperatio …
Health and treatment priorities of older patients and their general practitioners: a cross-sectional study.
Junius-Walker U, Stolberg D, Steinke P, Theile G, Hummers-Pradier E, Dierks ML. Junius-Walker U, et al. Qual Prim Care. 2011;19(2):67-76. Qual Prim Care. 2011. PMID: 21575329
During patient encounters GPs are often only able to manage a limited number of problems and tend to focus on single diseases resulting in fragmented and overloaded care. A systematic approach that considers multiple health problems simultaneously and sets priorities for t …
During patient encounters GPs are often only able to manage a limited number of problems and tend to focus on single diseases resulting in f …
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