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BACKGROUND Patients' evaluations can be used to improve health care and compare general practice in different health systems. AIM To identify aspects of general practice that are generally evaluated positively by patients and to compare opinions of patients in different European countries on actual care provision. METHOD An internationally-validated(More)
BACKGROUND In many countries, there has been substantial progress in establishing the electronic transmission of patients' health information between health care providers, but little is known about how best to engage patients in the process. OBJECTIVE We explored patients' views about sharing of electronic health information and their preferences for(More)
STUDY DESIGN A modified Delphi study conducted with 28 experts in back pain research from 12 countries. OBJECTIVE To identify standardized definitions of low back pain that could be consistently used by investigators in prevalence studies to provide comparable data. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Differences in the definition of back pain prevalence in(More)
OBJECTIVES Within the context of medical care there is no greater reflection of the information revolution than the electronic medical record (EMR). Current estimates suggest that EMR use by Israeli physicians is now so high as to represent an almost fully immersed environment. This study examines the relationships between the extent of electronic medical(More)
PURPOSE Reflective writing (RW) curriculum initiatives to promote reflective capacity are proliferating within medical education. The authors developed a new evaluative tool that can be effectively applied to assess students' reflective levels and assist with the process of providing individualized written feedback to guide reflective capacity promotion. (More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVE The effect of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) use on Patient-Doctor Communication (PDC) has rarely been studied. As data accumulate, the purpose of this article is to review the literature on EMR effect on PDC, to identify recurring themes and to offer preliminary guidelines and future directions for medical education and(More)
Attitudes and barriers to implementing EBM have been examined extensively, but scant evidence exists regarding the impact of EBM teaching on primary care physicians’ point of care behavior. Gaining insight into behavioral and attitudinal changes of facilitators and participants during a multifaceted EBM educational intervention. A qualitative study on(More)
Despite considerable research, low back pain (LBP) often proves resistant to treatment. This study was designed to increase the understanding of low back pain through access to patients' perceptions, beliefs, illness behaviors and lived experiences. The findings are based on focus groups, individual interviews and participant observation conducted in(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a new tool designed to capture patients' perception of their low back pain (LBP) episodes-the patient perception scale (PPS) and test its ability to predict episode outcomes. METHODS Thirty-two family physicians recruited 526 low back pain patients during an office visit. Physicians completed a short questionnaire at the index visit,(More)