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Undergraduate medical education in general practice/family medicine throughout Europe – a descriptive study

graduating doctors go into primary care. This in turn requires that general practice/family medicine (GP/FM) strongly influences the curricula in medical schools. In the present paper we aim at describing the ... universities without having been exposed to a GP/FM curriculum. The European Academy of Teachers in General Practice (EURACT) will launch efforts to change this situation. General practice/family medicine

General Medicine and Hospital Medicine: The Janus of Internal Medicine

Michigan , Ann Arbor, MI , USA 1 Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, MI , USA - I to important trends in the evolution of academic general n ... this issue of JGIM, Miller and colleagues draw attention internal medicine.1 By examining the membership of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), they provide a snapshot not only of the

Building capacity for medical education research in family medicine: the Program for Innovation in Medical Education (PIME)

clinic to routine primary care in an academic family medicine practice external funding may become very important for the longevity of the programme if the internal funding becomes unstable. The themes ... Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa implemented a programme in which physicians receive the funding, coaching and support staff necessary to complete a 2-year research project. The programme is

FDA and the Practice of Medicine: Looking at Off–Label Drugs

FDA AND THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE: LOOKING AT OFF-LABEL DRUGS Wendy Teo II. FDA D. Off-Label Drugs the First Amendment................ The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has always taken a ... deferential stance with regard to the practice of medicine, and maintains that it will not interfere with the physicians' autonomy in this regard.  B.A., 2011, University of Cambridge, BM BCh., 2014, Oxford

Improving Obstetrics in Family Medicine Residency Clinics: A Quality Improvement Study

Background: Prenatal care/deliveries within our family medicine clinics have declined, perhaps because patients are unaware that our clinics provide these services. With lower volumes, clinicians may ... , Bobot B, Baumgardner DJ. Improving obstetrics in family medicine residency clinics: a quality improvement study. J Patient Cent Res Rev. 2017;4:260-1. - The mi ssion of the Journal of Patient-Centered

Bereavement support for family caregivers: The gap between guidelines and practice in palliative care

based survey and in relation to clinical practice guidelines. Design An anonymous postal survey collected information from clients of six funeral providers in four Australian states (2014–15), 6 to 24 ... of the 3 risk groups accessed support predominantly from family (95%) and friends (88%), followed by funeral directors (79%) and general practitioners (56%) [ 18 ], emphasized also in Fig 2

Opportunistic screening for atrial fibrillation in a real-life setting in general practice in Denmark—The Atrial Fibrillation Found On Routine Detection (AFFORD) non-interventional study

patients ≥65 years of age entering consecutively into general practice clinics were invited to nurse-assisted opportunistic screening for AF. The General Practice (GP) clinics participating were randomized ... -nine general practice clinics recruited in total 970 patients split into three age groups; 480 patients (65±74 years), 372 (75±84 years), and 118 patients 85 years of age. Co-morbidities increased by age

100th Anniversary Celebrations of the Men–Tsee–Khang & the Second Annual Conference of the Tibetan Medicine Committee of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies

evidence–based medical approach. His statement included a discussion of the general conflict between the standardization and individualization of medical practice. Jigemeide (International Hospital of ... education at the Medical College on top of the Iron Hill. The celebration conference was organized in Lhasa by the Specialty Committee of Tibetan Medicine, which is part of the World Federation of Chinese

Family Practice Resident Expectations by Year From Faculty and Resident Perspectives: A Quality Improvement Initiative

quality improvement study aimed to: 1) determine what the expectations of family practice residents were based on feedback from faculty members and current residents; and 2) share these expectations with ... , Lee D, Kram JJ, Lehmann W, Baumgardner DJ. Family practice resident expectations by year from faculty and resident perspectives: a quality improvement initiative. J Patient Cent Res Rev. 2017;4:260 1

Mechanisms in Medicine

This paper begins by developing a causal theory of mechanisms in medicine, and illustrates the theory with the example of the mechanism of the disease anthrax as elucidated by Koch. The causal ... using the term ‘activities’, but the definition contains no mention of the general concept of cause. Conversely in the causal theory of mechanisms developed above, mechanisms in medicine are defined in

Electronic Laboratory Medicine ordering with evidence-based Order sets in primary care (ELMO study): protocol for a cluster randomised trial

, Belgium 1 Centre for Informed Health Choices, Norwegian Institute of Public Health , Oslo , Norway 2 Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Ghent University , Ghent , Belgium Background ... laboratory testing for 20 different indications commonly seen in general practice [ 19–21 ]. From these guidelines, we extracted recommendations on 17 common indications for investigation in this trial

Electronic Laboratory Medicine ordering with evidence-based Order sets in primary care (ELMO study): protocol for a cluster randomised trial

, Belgium 1 Centre for Informed Health Choices, Norwegian Institute of Public Health , Oslo , Norway 2 Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Ghent University , Ghent , Belgium Background ... laboratory testing for 20 different indications commonly seen in general practice [ 19–21 ]. From these guidelines, we extracted recommendations on 17 common indications for investigation in this trial

Management of vertebral compression fracture in general practice: BEACH program

vertebral fractures (95% CI: 7.8–16.8). Conclusions and relevance The prescription of oral opioid analgesics remains the common general practice approach for vertebral compression fractures management ... Manuela L. Ferreira 0 1 0 Institute of Bone and Joint Research, The Kolling Institute, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney , Sydney , Australia , 2 School of Public Health, Family Medicine

Variations in achievement of evidence-based, high-impact quality indicators in general practice: An observational study

routinely collected data in the United Kingdom (UK). Methods Cross-sectional analysis of routinely collected, electronic primary care data from a sample of general practices in West Yorkshire, UK (n = 89 ... Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds , Leeds , United Kingdom , 2 Foundry Lane Surgery, Leeds , United Kingdom , 3 Department of General Practice & Rural Health, Dunedin School of

Prevalence of chronic stress in general practitioners and practice assistants: Personal, practice and regional characteristics

Background The majority of studies investigating stress in primary care have focused either on general practitioners (GPs) or practice assistants (PAs), but did not measure stress on a practice level ... cluster level. Methods Survey method and participants All GPs and PAs of the 185 general medicine practices belonging to the practice network of the Institute for General Medicine, University Hospital

Knowledge and practice on prevention of diabetes mellitus among Diabetes mellitus family members, in suburban cities in Ethiopia

, as compared to individuals from Kemisse. Conclusions Diabetes mellitus family members in the Ethiopian suburban cities Kemisse, and Kombolcha had better knowledge and practice about DM compared to ... members is essential. This study assessed the knowledge about DM, as well as the practice to prevent DM, of family members of diagnosed DM patients in two suburban cities in Ethiopia. Findings from the

The rural pipeline to longer-term rural practice: General practitioners and specialists

determine predictors of graduates’ longer-term rural practice and whether the predictors differ between general practitioners (GPs) and specialists. Methods A cross-sectional cohort study, conducted in 2012 ... of current practice location as rural or non-rural. Furthermore, almost all publications have been about family or primary care physicians, known as general practitioners (GPs) in Australia, with

Poetry in Medicine

We are all stressed out to read and understand our medical practice which is so vast and seems monotonous. Amidst so much tension, we can still enjoy our profession if we can narrate the sequence in ... and feeling. Just as we have all read Zachary Cope's Surgery in Verse which correlates the disease with its signs in a different way that is poetry, I have tried to use poetry in my medical practice

Precision medicine for all? Challenges and opportunities for a precision medicine approach to critical illness

All of medicine aspires to be precise, where a greater understanding of individual data will lead to personalized treatment and improved outcomes. Prompted by specific examples in oncology, the field ... trials and ultimately integrating into current practice with implementation science. Terminology The broad lexicon of “precision” medicine includes many overlapping and somewhat confusing terms (Table 1

No abatement of steroid injections for tennis elbow in Australian General Practice: A 15-year observational study with random general practitioner sampling

Objective Evaluate general practitioner (GP) management of tennis elbow (TE) in Australia. Methods Data about the management of TE by GPs from 2000 to 2015 were extracted from the Bettering the ... , Queensland , Australia , 2 Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney , Sydney, New South Wales , Australia 3 Editor: Saravana Kumar, University of South Australia , AUSTRALIA Objective Methods