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OBJECTIVE To assess the effects on information exchange of electronic communication between physicians co-treating diabetic patients. DESIGN Comparison of traditional paper-based communication for reporting and electronic communication. SETTING General practitioners and an internal medicine outpatient clinic of an urban public hospital. SUBJECTS A(More)
BACKGROUND For respiratory allergic disorders in children, sublingual immunotherapy has been developed as an alternative to subcutaneous immunotherapy. Sublingual immunotherapy is more convenient, has a good safety profile and might be an attractive option for use in primary care. A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study was designed to establish(More)
AbStrAct objective: substantial variation exists in physical functioning (PF) among patients with comparable pain severity, which may be partly explained by underlying psychological processes, like cognitive appraisal of pain and coping with pain. It remains unclear to what extent such determinants contribute to changes in PF over time, especially in older(More)
AbStrAct objective: to explore self-perceived care needs, determinants of identified needs and experiences concerning needs in older adults with joint pain and comorbidity, by using a mixed method approach. Design and methods: a prospective cohort study of older adults (≥65 years) with joint pain and comorbidity provided baseline data (n=407). We used the(More)
In the Netherlands, several general practice registrations exist. Groups of general practitioners register elements of patient care according to agreed-upon criteria, and these data are collected in a central database. By means of a questionnaire the authors interviewed the managers of all nine computerized registration networks extensively about the(More)
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