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BACKGROUND Most patients with respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are prescribed antibiotics in general practice. However, there is little evidence that antibiotics bring any value to the treatment of most RTIs. Point-of-care C-reactive protein testing may reduce antibiotic prescribing. AIM To systematically review studies that have examined the(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic patients with depression are often inadequately treated within primary care. These comorbid conditions are associated with poor outcomes. The aim of this systematic review was to examine whether collaborative care can improve depression and diabetes outcomes in patients with both depression and diabetes. METHODS Medline, Embase,(More)
OBJECTIVES To reveal the equity of health workforce distribution in urban community health service (CHS), and to provide evidence for further development of community health service in China. METHODS A community-based, cross-sectional study was conducted in China from September to December 2011. In the study, 190 CHS centers were selected from 10(More)
Chronic bacterial infection increased the risk of many solid malignancies and the underlying mechanism is usually ascribed to bacterial-caused inflammation. However, the direct interaction of infectious bacteria with cancer cells has been largely overlooked. We identified that highly metastatic breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells expressed high level of(More)
BACKGROUND On-the-job training is an important strategy for general practitioners to deliver appropriately community health services in China. The development of basic professional competence for general practitioners is the main goal of on-the-job training program. The aim of this study was to explore the needs of and the challenges to on-the-job training(More)
ReFeRences 1. Huang Y, Chen R, Wu T, et al. Association between point-of-care CRP testing and antibiotic prescribing in respiratory tract infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis of primary care studies. Br J Gen Pract 2013; DOI: 10.3399/bjgp13X674477. 2. Cals JW, Ament AJ, Hood K, et al. C-reactive protein point of care testing and physician(More)
ReFeRences 1. Huang Y, Chen R, Wu T, et al. Association between point-of-care CRP testing and antibiotic prescribing in respiratory tract infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis of primary care studies. Br J Gen Pract 2013; DOI: 10.3399/bjgp13X674477. 2. Cals JW, Ament AJ, Hood K, et al. C-reactive protein point of care testing and physician(More)
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