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Do primary care professionals work as a team: A qualitative study
Teamworking is a vital element in the delivery of primary healthcare. There is evidence that well organised multidisciplinary teams are more effective in developing quality of care. Personal MedicalExpand
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Health literacy and the social determinants of health: a qualitative model from adult learners
Summary Health literacy, ‘the personal characteristics and social resources needed for individuals and communities to access, understand, appraise and use information and services to make decisionsExpand
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Patients' perspectives of the doctor-patient relationship and information giving across a range of literacy levels.
OBJECTIVE This study explored the patient's experience of the doctor-patient relationship and information giving in health care. The views of patients with a range of literacy levels were examined.Expand
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Validation of a health literacy screening tool (REALM) in a UK population with coronary heart disease.
BACKGROUND Health literacy (HL) has been recognized as an important public health issue in other developed countries such as the US. There is currently no HL screening tool valid for use in the UK.Expand
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Psychosocial Correlates of Health Literacy Among Older Patients With Coronary Heart Disease
This study examined psychosocial correlates of health literacy (HL) scores among older patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). A cross-sectional survey assessed psychosocial factors relating toExpand
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Patient perspectives on multiple medications versus combined pills: a qualitative study.
BACKGROUND A growing number of patients are taking multiple medications. Unfortunately, adherence may fall as drug numbers and procedural complexity increase. While there are plausible theoreticalExpand
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Coronary heart disease and the management of risk: Patient perspectives of outcomes associated with the clinical implementation of the National Service Framework targets
Abstract This paper explores developments in the risk management of coronary heart disease (CHD) that have followed the implementation of the Coronary Heart Disease National Service Framework (NSF)Expand
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A knowledge audit of the managers of primary care organizations: top priority is how to use routinely collected clinical data for quality improvement
Technology has provided improved access to the rapidly expanding evidence base and to computerized clinical data recorded as part of routine care. A knowledge audit identifies from within this massExpand
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The Impact of Low Literacy on Patient Health: A Qualitative Study of United Kingdom Primary Care Practitioners' Views
Individuals vary in their capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Having limited capacity to make appropriateExpand
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Why do some practices innovate: A qualitative study of the views of primary care professionals
Background: The Personal Medical Services (PMS) contract is an innovation which allows general practices to provide locally sensitive, quality-based primary care, unlike the traditional contractExpand
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