We found higher relative survival and lower mortality among symptomatic cancer patients diagnosed through primary care after the implementation of CPPs in Denmark. The observed changes in cancer prognosis could be the intended consequences of finding and treating cancer at an early stage, but they may also reflect lead-time bias and selection bias....
The Medical journal of Australia
ClinicalTrials.gov, ID: NCT02678624 . Retrospectively registered 7 February 2016; last updated 15 August 2016.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
Video-otoscopy performed by a health care facilitator and assessed asynchronously by a general practitioner had similar or better accuracy compared to face-to-face otoscopy performed by a general practitioner.
Schmerz (Berlin, Germany)
Comprehensive pain documentation by the patients themselves is possible by means of a computer-based program. Back pain is the main problem in patients visiting a pain specialist. Invasive methods are the mainstay of treatment approaches. The psychosocial background of chronic pain seems to be underestimated in the treatment.
Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Adherence to guideline-recommended care for acute low back pain was poor. Most participants do not complete the advised paracetamol regimen. Higher perceived risk of persistence of complaints, lower baseline disability, and participants not claiming workers' compensation were independently associated with nonadherence.
The increase in life expectancy in the Brazilian population raises questions about the preparation of the public health system in identifying elderly patients with signs of cognitive impairment. Currently, as a consequence of the long duration of preclinical phase of Alzheimer’s disease, efforts of early detection have been emphasized. Clinical dem...
Human resources for health
Over the next 20 years, South Australia's GP workforce is predicted to remain fairly balanced. However, exogenous changes, such as increased demand for GP services may require policy intervention to address associated workforce shortfalls. The workforce model presented in this paper should be updated at regular intervals to inform the need for poli...
Heart, lung & circulation
Patients at high risk of FH can be identified by a simple electronic screening method in general practice. Clinical data entry is variable in general practice. Targeted screening enables clinical assessment of patients at risk of cardiovascular disease and using the DLCNS will enable primary care to increase identification of FH. Approximately one ...
An accurate, formalised reference database detailing the principles of the somatic treatment of psychiatric unit in-patients should be established. Our results indicate the necessity of a referring physician in each psychiatric department.