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Consultation length in general practice: cross sectional study in six European countries
Abstract Objectives: To compare determinants of consultation length discussed in the literature with those found in consultations with general practitioners from different European countries; toExpand
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Randomised controlled trial of nitrofurantoin versus placebo in the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection in adult women.
BACKGROUND Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common and have been treated with apparent success with antimicrobials for many years. However, there is a paucity of placebo-controlled clinicalExpand
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QUALICOPC, a multi-country study evaluating quality, costs and equity in primary care
BackgroundThe QUALICOPC (Quality and Costs of Primary Care in Europe) study aims to evaluate the performance of primary care systems in Europe in terms of quality, equity and costs. The study willExpand
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The importance of socio-economic status and individual characteristics on the prevalence of head lice in schoolchildren.
Pediculosis is a common infestation in schoolchildren but little is known about the factors influencing its prevalence. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of head lice inExpand
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Medical students' personality characteristics and academic performance: a five‐factor model perspective
Objectives  This study investigates: (1) which personality traits are typical of medical students as compared to other students, and (2) which personality traits predict medical student performanceExpand
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Socio-economic status of the patient and doctor-patient communication: does it make a difference?
This systematic review, in which 12 original research papers and meta-analyses were included, explored whether patients' socio-economic status influences doctor-patient communication. Results showExpand
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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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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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Provider Continuity in Family Medicine: Does It Make a Difference for Total Health Care Costs?
BACKGROUND International comparisons of health care systems have shown a relationship at the macro level between a well-structured primary health care plan and lower total health care costs. TheExpand
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Human resources for primary health care in sub-Saharan Africa: progress or stagnation?
BackgroundThe World Health Organization defines a “critical shortage” of health workers as being fewer than 2.28 health workers per 1000 population and failing to attain 80% coverage for deliveriesExpand
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