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Implementation of a program for type 2 diabetes based on the Chronic Care Model in a hospital-centered health care system: "the Belgian experience"
BackgroundMost research publications on Chronic Care Model (CCM) implementation originate from organizations or countries with a well-structured primary health care system. Information about effortsExpand
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Differences Among International Pharyngitis Guidelines: Not Just Academic
PURPOSE Many countries have national guidelines for the treatment of pharyngitis. We wanted to compare the recommendations and the reported evidence in national guidelines for the management of acuteExpand
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Antibiotics for clinically diagnosed acute rhinosinusitis in adults.
BACKGROUND In primary care settings, the diagnosis of rhinosinusitis is generally based on clinical signs and symptoms. Technical investigations are not routinely performed, nor recommended.Expand
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Achievements of the Belgian Antibiotic Policy Coordination Committee (BAPCOC).
A Belgian Antibiotic Policy Coordination Committee (BAPCOC) was officially established in 1999 by Royal Decree. The overall objective of BAPCOC is to promote judicious use of antibiotics in humansExpand
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Effectiveness of the introduction of a Chronic Care Model-based program for type 2 diabetes in Belgium
BackgroundDuring a four-year action research project (2003-2007), a program targeting all type 2 diabetes patients was implemented in a well-defined geographical region in Belgium. The implementationExpand
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Why do GPs hesitate to refer diabetes patients to a self-management education program: a qualitative study
BackgroundSelf-management support is seen as a cornerstone of good diabetes care and many countries are currently engaged in initiatives to integrate self-management support in primary care.Expand
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Withdrawal versus continuation of chronic antipsychotic drugs for behavioural and psychological symptoms in older people with dementia.
BACKGROUND Antipsychotic agents are often used to treat neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) in dementia, although the literature is sceptical about their long-term use for this indication. TheirExpand
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Antibiotic prescribing in acute infections of the nose or sinuses: a matter of personal habit?
BACKGROUND A proper understanding of how and why GPs prescribe antibiotics in general practice is essential for the design of strategies aimed at making prescribing more rational. OBJECTIVE TheExpand
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Are Sore Throat Patients Who Hope for Antibiotics Actually Asking for Pain Relief?
PURPOSE Antibiotics are still overprescribed for self-limiting upper respiratory tract infections such as acute sore throat, and physicians mention patient’s desire for antibiotics as a drivingExpand
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Different antibiotic treatments for group A streptococcal pharyngitis.
BACKGROUND Antibiotics provide only modest benefit in treating sore throat, although effectiveness increases in participants with positive throat swabs for group A beta-haemolytic streptococciExpand
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