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Local/National multiprofessional primary care research network: Does it exist?

PRIMORE PROJECT - Interprofessional Primary Care Research

Since one of the major aim of the PRIMORE project is to establish multinational, multiprofessional pimary care research network, I just wonder whether in any European country at local or national level such a multiprofessional network exists? if yes then their experience can be helpful for us. Can you please report about existence of such research networks in your country and share your experience in the comment box below? Thank yo...

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Connecting experiences mental health

PRIMORE PROJECT - Mental Health in PC

Dear all, Are you interested in mental healthcare in primary care setting? Please stay in touch, the Statement Mental Health of the working group mental health of the EFPC is coming soon! These are our main topics: acces co-production education prevention inequality leadership model of care self care spirituality workforce development research All this topics are related to mental health in primary care and de...

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How to escape the Tyranny of the Urgency during chronic care management?

PRIMORE PROJECT - Organization of PC

Much of our work in primary care could be characterized as reactive and chaotic, rather than proactive and organized. The scenario is so common, it barely merits description: A patient with uncontrolled hypertension scheduled for a 15-minute follow-up visit complains of an upper respiratory infection, so you treat the URI and then quickly adjust the patient's hypertension meds and exhort the patient one more time to please follow through and...

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Is the social connectedness,an important factor for improved clinical outcomes, disappearing day by day?

PRIMORE PROJECT - Organization of PC

People are said to be less connected with one another than they were in past generations. People are both happier and healthier when they have strong relationships with one another. Putnam defines 2 types of social capital (see the reference link): bridging and bonding capital. Bridging capital is the social connectedness that results when members of unlike groups engage with one another. Bridging across occupational lines, racial and ethnic...

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Webinar results on Healthy Aging

PRIMORE PROJECT - Healthy Ageing

Theme 1: Healthy Aging People are getting older – increased demand for support at older age – insufficient capacity at welfare/care services What are the drivers & barriers to support healthy aging at Primary Care level? Metaphor: Badgers do well in Holland since they are better protected (see picture) – now they cause increased disturbance for citizens living close to their settlements. What are the solutions: h...

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Optimal practice size is not a clear cut question

PRIMORE PROJECT - Organization of PC

To know the optimal practice size is a dream for policy makers and GPs, but it enigmatic. In our research in the netherlands some  10 years ago we did find no optimum size. Smaller practices had more satisfied patients, but bigger practices were better organised. Yet we found a linear striking correlation between number of patients per GP and quality of care. Above 2000 patients each extra patient was associated with reduced quality of care....

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Webinar results on Mental Health

PRIMORE PROJECT - Mental Health in PC

Theme 2: Mental Health How does a safe environment for mentally ill patients at community level look like? Metaphor: A duck decoy (see pictures) should attract ducks presenting a safe and attractive area which is closed and protected; but on the other hand, ducks only feel safe if they can fly away easy without barriers How should the environment around a good functioning duck decoy look like? Sally Kendall: “In England...

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What is the optimal practice size for primary care?

PRIMORE PROJECT - Organization of PC

Primary care faces a dilemma. On the one hand, the average primary care physician’s panel size is too large for delivering consistently high quality care under the traditional practice model. Estimates suggest that a primary care physician would spend 21.7 hours per day to provide all recommended acute, chronic, and preventive care for a panel of 2,500 patients. So this model is aqllowing only 600-800 patients per physician. The average US...

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Who Does what?

PRIMORE PROJECT - Organization of PC

According to the comments to the first post of this PIE tree, major issue seems to be "Who does what" regarding multiprofessional team work in primary care. Also the balance of the workloads seems to be a concern. To elaborate this problem further can you please define your tasks in brief as a profession in primary care and the areas you are looking for collaboration? any task shift possible from your workload? if yes to whom?

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