Impact of an informed choice invitation on uptake of screening for diabetes in primary care (DICISION): trial protocol
- The management of diabetes. Griffin, Simon J // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/27/2001, Vol. 323 Issue 7319, p946
Editorial. Focuses on medical care for diabetics. Registration, recall, and regular review as standard treatment for diabetes; Details of a clinical trial from Danish general practice on enhancing the care of diabetes; Ability of primary care to handle diabetes cases.
- Diabetes commissioning tool kit. // GP: General Practitioner;1/26/2007, p18
The article reports that a scheme piloting a commissioning tool for diabetes has been introduced in Great Britain. Six Primary Care Trusts are expected to trial the tool kit, which was developed by the Primary Care Diabetes Society and other organizations.
- Accuracy of the Pain Numeric Rating Scale as a Screening Test in Primary Care. Krebs, Erin E.; Carey, Timothy S.; Weinberger, Morris // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Oct2007, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p1453
BACKGROUND: Universal pain screening with a 0-10 pain intensity numeric rating scale (NRS) has been widely implemented in primary care. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of the NRS as a screening test to identify primary care patients with clinically important pain. DESIGN: Prospective...
- The MRC trial of assessment and management of older people in the community: objectives, design and interventions [ISRCTN23494848]. Fletcher, A. E.; Jones, D. A.; Bulpitt, C. J.; Tulloch, A. J. // BMC Health Services Research;2002, Vol. 2, p21
Background: The benefit of regular multidimensional assessment of older people remains controversial. The majority of trials have been too small to produce adequate evidence to inform policy. Despite the lack of a firm evidence base, UK primary care practitioners (general practitioners) are...
- A Cluster-Randomized Trial of a Primary Care Informatics-Based System for Breast Cancer Screening. Atlas, Steven J.; Grant, Richard W.; Lester, William T.; Ashburner, Jeffrey M.; Yuchiao Chang; Barry, Michael J.; Chueh, Henry C. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Feb2011, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p154
BACKGROUND: Information technology offers the promise, as yet unfulfilled, of delivering efficient, evidence-based health care. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether a primary care network-based informatics intervention can improve breast cancer screening rates. DESIGN: Cluster-randomized controlled...
- The reduction of disability in community-dwelling frail older people: design of a two-arm cluster randomized controlled trial. Metzelthin, Silke F.; van Rossum, Erik; de Witte, Luc P.; Hendriks, Marike R. C.; Kempen, Gertrudis I. J. M. // BMC Public Health;2010, Vol. 10, p511
Background: Frailty among older people is related to an increased risk of adverse health outcomes such as acute and chronic diseases, disability and mortality. Although many intervention studies for frail older people have been reported, only a few have shown positive effects regarding...
- Participation of pharmacists in clinical trial recruitment for low back pain. Abdel Shaheed, Christina; Maher, Christopher; Williams, Kylie; McLachlan, Andrew // International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy;Oct2014, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p986
Introduction Clinician involvement in clinical trials research represents a significant contribution to addressing important research questions in primary care. Aim This study aimed to explore the experiences of pharmacists recruiting patients to a low back pain (LBP) clinical trial conducted in...
- e-prescribing relies on paper scripts. Marriner, Katie // New Zealand Doctor;6/15/2011, p26
The article reports on the community trial of the national e-prescribing plan in primary care project in New Zealand and its reliance on signed paper prescription, which patients need to present to the pharmacist when collecting their medication.
- The Case for Cervical Cancer Screening. Ibrahim, Michel A. // American Journal of Public Health;Feb1978, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p114
The article evaluates the efficacy of screening for cervical cancer in the U.S. The method is widely accepted procedure of demonstrable benefit to that population which is able to bear the cost. Doctors or nurses perform the method in primary care settings with minimal inconvenience to women and...