Charlotte Mc Magh, Oluwafojimi Fadahun, Joel Msafiri Francis
INTRODUCTION: Healthcare professionals (workers) are at an increased risk for developing mental and alcohol use disorders (risky drinking) due to increased psychological distress, long working hours, medical litigation, role conflict, and verbal/physical violence from colleagues and patients. Psychological well-being in healthcare workers is crucial to provide the best quality of care to patients. Current data are limited regarding alcohol abuse (risky drinking) rates and mental health condition among healthcare professionals in South Africa...
September 15, 2023: Family Practice
Kevork Hopayian, Sotiris Dimosthenous
BACKGROUND: The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence provides a web-based resource, Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS), whose aim is to give evidence-based guidance for primary care practitioners and students. Included in the information it provides, are tools for the classification of conditions. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to measure the proportion and utility of the classification tools that have implications for management. METHODS: Each topic on the CKS website was screened in alphabetical order for the presence of a classification tool...
September 13, 2023: Family Practice
Mona Jeffreys, Lis Ellison-Loschmann, Maite Irurzun-Lopez, Jacqueline Cumming, Fiona McKenzie
BACKGROUND: In Aotearoa New Zealand, co-payments to see a general practitioner (GP, family doctor) or collect a prescription are payable by virtually all adults. OBJECTIVE: To examine the extent to which these user co-payments are a barrier to accessing health care, focussing on inequities for indigenous Māori. METHODS: Pooled data from sequential waves (years) of the New Zealand Health Survey, 2011/12 to 2018/19 were analysed. Outcomes were self-reported cost barriers to seeing a GP or collecting a prescription in the previous year...
September 11, 2023: Family Practice
Lance M Owens, Joshua J Wilda, Peter Y Hahn, Tracy Koehler, Jeffrey J Fletcher
BACKGROUND: The burden of documentation in the electronic medical record has been cited as a major factor in provider burnout. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between ambient voice technology, coupled with natural language processing and artificial intelligence (DAX™), on primary care provider documentation burden and burnout. METHODS: An observational study of 110 primary care providers within a community teaching health system. The primary objectives were to determine the association between DAX™ usage and provider burnout scores on the Oldenburg Burnout Inventory (OLBI) as well as the effect on documentation time per patient encounter (minutes)...
September 6, 2023: Family Practice
Guido J van Leeuwen, Evelien I T de Schepper, Patrick J E Bindels, Sita M A Bierma-Zeinstra, Marienke van Middelkoop
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a nontraumatic knee problem primarily observed in physically active adolescents. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and management of PFP in children and adolescents in general practice. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using a regional primary care database containing full electronic health records of over 300,000 patients. Patients with a new PFP diagnosis between the years 2013 and 2019 were extracted using a search algorithm based on International Classification of Primary Health Care coding and search terms in free text...
September 5, 2023: Family Practice
Stéphanie Lallier, Christelle Hourantier, Julie Gilles de la Londe, Grégoire Billon, Jean-Sébastien Cadwallader, Marie-Aude Piot
BACKGROUND: Empathetic listening can be particularly challenging with patients presenting pressured speech, while time pressure and costs limit practitioners' availability. We aimed to explore general practitioners' (GPs') experiences when encountering a patient with pressured speech without pathological syndrome. METHODS: Using a thematic analysis method, 19 semi-structured interviews were conducted with GPs purposively sampled in Ile-de-France region. RESULTS: Three themes emerged...
September 1, 2023: Family Practice
Mary M Stephens, Allison R Casola, Emma T Cooper, Olivia Rea, Karin Roseman
In the United States, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) consistently experience health disparities. One factor is limited access to quality healthcare services equipped to meet the needs of those with IDD, particularly as they transition to adulthood. The purpose of this work is to describe the development and implementation of Jefferson's Continuing Care Program (JCCP), which was designed to address this care gap. We share how the idea, logistics, and support for the clinic were developed; how JCCP was designed to be uniquely accessible both via physical space and clinic flow; and how those challenges encountered have been crucial for fine-tuning optimal patient care...
September 1, 2023: Family Practice
Shireen Fikree, Shuaib Hafid, Jennifer Lawson, Gina Agarwal, Lauren E Griffith, Liisa Jaakkimainen, Dee Mangin, Michelle Howard
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of SARS-COV-2 (Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) pandemic on primary care management (frequency of monitoring activities, regular prescriptions, and test results) of older adults with common chronic conditions (diabetes, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease) and to examine whether any changes were associated with age, sex, neighbourhood income, multimorbidity, and frailty. METHODS: A research database from a sub-set of McMaster University Sentinel and Information Collaboration family practices was used to identify patients ≥65 years of age with a frailty assessment and 1 or more of the conditions...
August 25, 2023: Family Practice
Tiange Xu, Rebecca Mitchell, Wenhua Wang
BACKGROUND: Building primary care nurses' self-efficacy in the pandemic response has great potential to improve their well-being and work performance. We identified the organizational factors associated with their self-efficacy in pandemic response and propose potential management levers to guide primary care response for the pandemic. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey with 175 nurses working in 38 community health centres varying in size and ownership in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin, and Jinan...
August 16, 2023: Family Practice
Ana Rita J Maria, Helena Serra, Maria G Castro, Bruno Heleno
BACKGROUND: There is a growing interest in the use of digital technologies to foster learning in the health professions, along with the drive to expand teleconsultations arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aims to explore whether telemedicine between levels of care can act as continuous medical education (CME) tool for general practitioners (GPs) and hospital consultants at the referral cardiology department. METHODS: This qualitative study was embedded in an organizational case study of the introduction of a new service model in the Portuguese health system...
August 14, 2023: Family Practice
Paul Sebo, Neria E Winkler, Mohamed Amir Moussa, Dagmar M Haller, Hubert Maisonneuve
BACKGROUND: Many patients might be tempted to use nonpharmacological home remedies (NPHRs) to relieve upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) symptoms. However, primary care physicians (PCPs) rarely recommend NPHRs due to a lack of knowledge in this field. We conducted a questionnaire-based survey among primary care patients in Switzerland and France to explore which NPHRs they use and consider effective for 3 common URTI symptoms: sore throat/cough/common cold. METHODS: Using official physician registries, we randomly selected 50 PCPs in Geneva (Switzerland) and Lyon/Grenoble (France)...
August 13, 2023: Family Practice
Carissa van den Berk-Clark, Clare Schrodt, Christopher Phan, Terry Garfield, Sandra Samuel
BACKGROUND: Poor nutrition remains a significant public health concern that is often managed within primary care settings. Meanwhile, to our knowledge, there have been few studies that evaluate the intent of primary care providers to offer nutrition services, nor what type of exchanges they engage in to ensure those programs can be implemented. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 16 primary care providers and support staff. Grounded theory analysis was utilized to identify themes and to develop a theoretical model of primary care nutrition program implementation...
August 13, 2023: Family Practice
Denise E Twisk, Abraham Meima, Jan Hendrik Richardus, Hannelore M Götz
BACKGROUND: In the Netherlands, insight into sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and characteristics of those tested by general practitioners (GPs) and sexual health centres (SHC) is limited. This is partly due to lacking registration of socio-demographics at GPs. We aimed to fill this gap by linking different registers. METHODS: Individual STI testing data of GPs and SHC were linked to population register data (aged ≥15 years, Rotterdam area, 2015-2019)...
August 11, 2023: Family Practice
Tiantian Gao, Genquan Yan, Meiying Zhang, Bing Leng, Fan Jiang, Wei Mi
BACKGROUND: The family doctor (FD) contracting system is a key reform in the development of the Chinese health system, and is considered an effective way to ensure equitable access to healthcare services. This study investigates the effects of social integration on FD contracting services among migrant populations. METHODS: In total, 120,106 respondents from the 2018 China Migrants Dynamic Survey were included in this study. Two multivariate regression models were used to estimate the effect of social integration and other factors on FD contracting services among migrant populations...
August 9, 2023: Family Practice
Sungchul Park, Ann M Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Healthcare reform in the United States has focused on improving the value of health care, but there are some concerns about the inequitable delivery of value-based care. OBJECTIVE: We examine whether the receipt of high- and low-value care differs by education levels. METHODS: We employed a repeated cross-sectional study design using data from the 2010-2019 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Our outcomes included 8 high-value services across 3 categories and 9 low-value services across 3 categories...
August 6, 2023: Family Practice
Katharine Thomas, Yochai Schonmann
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal corticosteroid injection (CSI) is a frequently used treatment, considered safe with a low incidence of minor side effects. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the incidence of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is increased following corticosteroid injection for musculoskeletal conditions. METHODS: Data were reviewed from 41,276 patients aged over 40 years and hospitalised with ACS between January 2015 and December 2019...
August 3, 2023: Family Practice
Krishna H Patel, Benjamin Chrisinger
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain and depression are highly comorbid, but the lack of consensus on the best treatment strategies puts patients at high risk of suboptimal care-coordination as well as health and social complications. Therefore, this study aims to quantitatively assesses how effective different primary care interventions have been in treating the comorbid state of chronic pain and depression. In particular, this study evaluates both short-term outcomes-based specifically on measures of chronic pain and depression during an intervention itself-and long-term outcomes or measures of pain and depression in the months after conclusion of the formal study intervention...
August 2, 2023: Family Practice
Sarah J Kitson, Urwaa Khan, Emma J Crosbie
BACKGROUND: Effective and targeted endometrial cancer prevention strategies could reduce diagnoses by 60%. Whether this approach is acceptable to individuals and general practitioners (GPs) is currently unknown. This study sought to determine attitudes towards the provision of personalised endometrial cancer risk assessments and the acceptability of potential prevention strategies. METHODS: Specific online questionnaires were developed for individuals aged 45-60 years with a uterus and UK-practising GPs, with social media, charity websites, and email used to advertise the study...
July 28, 2023: Family Practice
Juraj Jug, Kristian Hodak
BACKGROUND: Since the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted family medicine practice (FMP) workload, we aimed to determine changes in the structure of work of FMPs in the number and type of consultations, check-ups, administrative, preventive, and other diagnostic-therapeutic procedures (DTPs) during the COVID-19 pandemic (2021 and 2022) compared to 2019. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 172 FMPs from Zagreb (39%) were analysed based on monthly work reports for March and April of 2019, 2021, and 2022...
July 27, 2023: Family Practice
Miki Kiyokawa, Anthony K Kwon, Micaiah C Cape, Jon M Streltzer
BACKGROUND: Kratom has been used for different reasons such as pain, opioid withdrawal, and relaxation. Kratom can cause dependence and overdose, and it's classified under 'drugs of concern' by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. Despite these concerns, kratom is legal in most of the United States and many countries around the world with easy accessibility. Literature searches reveal recommendations to use buprenorphine (or buprenorphine-naloxone), which are medications to treat opioid use disorder, in order to treat patients with kratom use disorder; however, there are no formal guidelines available...
July 27, 2023: Family Practice
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