Ronald Johan Meerlo

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OBJECTIVE To analyse barriers and facilitators in substituting hospital care with primary care to define preconditions for successful implementation. METHODS A descriptive feasibility study was performed to collect information on the feasibility of substituting hospital care with primary care. General practitioners were able to refer patients, about whom(More)
BACKGROUND Reinforcing the gatekeeping role of general practitioners (GPs) by embedding specialist knowledge into primary care is seen as a possibility for stimulating a more sustainable healthcare system and avoiding unnecessary referrals to outpatient care. An intervention called Primary Care Plus (PC+) was developed to achieve these goals. The objective(More)
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