TITLE

Recognising patients who will die in the near future: a nationwide study via the Dutch Sentinel Network of GPs

AUTHOR(S)
Abarshi, Ebun; Echteld, Michael A.; Van den Block, Lieve; Donker, Gé A.; Deliens, Luc; Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje D.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
British Journal of General Practice;Jun2011, Vol. 61 Issue 587, p401
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a nationwide study via the Dutch Sentinel Network of general physicians (GP) which explored issues related to recognising patients who will die in the near future. The 2008 study examined how long before death do GPs recognise patients likely to die in the near future. It also determined which patient, illness, and care-related characteristics are related to such recognition, and how recognising death in the near future relate to care in during this period.
ACCESSION #
63277100

 

Related Articles

  • Death rates lower in countries with more primary care docs.  // Pharmaceutical Representative;May2005, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p12 

    Reports on a study published on the web site of journal "Health Affairs" showing that counties with greater numbers of primary care physicians have lower mortality rates. Federal data on physician supply; Possible reasons for the findings.

  • A revolution in primary healthcare. Hennigan, Tom // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;12/4/2010, Vol. 341 Issue 7784, p1190 

    The article explores primary healthcare in Brazil. It presents an overview of the Family Healthcare Programme, which aims to orientate the country away from a health model focused on specialists and towards one based on general practitioners and an emphasis prevention rather than cure. The...

  • Care-seeking practices in rural Rajasthan: barriers and facilitating factors. Mohan, P; Iyengar, S D; Agarwal, K; Martines, J C; Sen, K // Journal of Perinatology;Dec2008 Supplement, Vol. 28, pS31 

    Poor care seeking contributes significantly to high neonatal mortality in developing countries. The study was conducted to identify care-seeking patterns for sick newborns in rural Rajasthan, India, and to understand family perceptions and circumstances that explain these patterns. Of the 290...

  • Balancing primary versus specialty care. Leiyu Shi // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Aug1995, Vol. 88 Issue 8, p428 

    The article examines factors associated with the imbalance between primary and specialty care in the United States. Primary care differs from specialty care by time, focus and scope of the services provided to the patients. It explains the imbalance between primary and special care. It describes...

  • Primary Care in a New Era: Disillusion and Dissolution? Sandy, Lewis G.; Schroeder, Steven A. // Annals of Internal Medicine;2/4/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 3, p262 

    Declares that dilemmas in primary care stem from the unintended consequences of forces thought to promote primary care and the disruptive technologies of care. Possible dissolution of primary care as a concept by these forces; Alignment of clinicians by economic niche; Need to focus less on...

  • Improving Test Ordering in Primary Care: The Added Value of a Small-Group Quality Improvement Strategy Compared With Classic Feedback Only. Verstappen, Wim H. J. M.; van der Weijden, Trudy; Dubois, Willy I.; Smeele, Ivo; Hermsen, Jan; Tan, Frans E. S.; Grol, Richard P. T. M. // Annals of Family Medicine;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 2 Issue 6, p569 

    Evaluates the effectiveness of a small peer-group quality improvements meetings as a strategy to improve test-ordering behavior in primary care. Increase in the number of tests ordered by primary care physicians; Significance of the new strategy of involving peer interaction and social influence...

  • National survey foresees escalating primary care physician shortage.  // LocumLife;Dec2008, Vol. 4 Issue 6, p5 

    The article offers information on a survey conducted by Physician's Foundation which found that about half of the primary care respondents in the U.S. would consider leaving medicine or reducing their patient load within the next 3 years. According to the report by the foundation, the primary...

  • DOCTOR, WHERE ART THOU? Laliberte, Richard // Prevention;May2007, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p189 

    The article reports on ways to be proactive regarding one's personal health and medical care. The author recommends that individuals think long and hard before changing primary care physicians. It is also suggested that patients make appointments with physicians months in advance. Predictions...

  • New investments in primary care in Australia. Del Mar, Chris // BMC Health Services Research;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p39 

    There is a crisis in primary care health workforce shortages in Australia. Its government has attempted to fix this by role-substitution (replacing medical work with nursing instead). This was not completely successful. Obstacles included entrenched social roles (leading to doctors 'checking'...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics