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Consultation length in general practice: cross sectional study in six European countries
- M. Deveugele, A. Derese, A. van den Brink-Muinen, J. Bensing, J. De Maeseneer
- BMJ : British Medical Journal
- 31 August 2002
Abstract Objectives: To compare determinants of consultation length discussed in the literature with those found in consultations with general practitioners from different European countries; to… Expand
Randomised controlled trial of nitrofurantoin versus placebo in the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection in adult women.
- T. Christiaens, M. de Meyere, G. Verschraegen, W. Peersman, S. Heytens, J. De Maeseneer
- The British journal of general practice : the…
- 1 September 2002
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 clinical… Expand
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 will… Expand
The importance of socio-economic status and individual characteristics on the prevalence of head lice in schoolchildren.
- S. Willems, H. Lapeere, Nele Haedens, Inge Pasteels, J. Naeyaert, J. De Maeseneer
- European journal of dermatology : EJD
- 1 September 2005
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 in… Expand
Medical students' personality characteristics and academic performance: a five‐factor model perspective
- F. Lievens, P. Coetsier, F. De Fruyt, J. De Maeseneer
- Psychology, Medicine
- Medical education
- 1 November 2002
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 performance… Expand
Socio-economic status of the patient and doctor-patient communication: does it make a difference?
- S. Willems, S. De Maesschalck, M. Deveugele, A. Derese, J. De Maeseneer
- Psychology, Medicine
- Patient education and counseling
- 1 February 2005
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 show… Expand
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 efforts… Expand
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 implementation… Expand
Provider Continuity in Family Medicine: Does It Make a Difference for Total Health Care Costs?
- J. De Maeseneer, L. De Prins, C. Gosset, J. Heyerick
- The Annals of Family Medicine
- 1 September 2003
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. The… Expand
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 deliveries… Expand