General Practice

Evaluation of telephone first approach to demand management in English general practice: observational study.

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Sep 28, 2017

Objective To evaluate a "telephone first" approach, in which all patients wanting to see a general practitioner (GP) are asked to speak to a GP on the phone before being given an appointment for a face to face consultation.Design Time series and cross sectional analysis of routine healt

Telemedicine for general practice: a systematic review protocol.

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Nov 24, 2015

BACKGROUND: The use of information technology in healthcare is fast becoming an alternative and supporting method of providing many forms of services in a healthcare and health management setting.

A Randomized Trial on Home Telemonitoring for the Management of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.

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Aug 04, 2015

BACKGROUND: This study evaluated whether a home telehealth (HT) system enabling the patient to monitor body weight, blood glucose values, and blood pressure values, associated with remote educational support and feedback to the general practitioner, can improve metabolic control and overall cardi

iPhone ECG screening by practice nurses and receptionists for atrial fibrillation in general practice: the GP-SEARCH qualitative pilot study.

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May 05, 2014

BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is often asymptomatic and substantially increases stroke risk. A single-lead iPhone electrocardiograph (iECG) with a validated AF algorithm could make systematic AF screening feasible in general practice.

Smartphone application of primary care guidelines used in education of medical students.

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Mar 07, 2013

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The guidelines of the German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians (DEGAM) on frequent and important reasons for encounter in Primary Care play a central role in the teaching of Family Medicine.

The place of information and communication technology-mediated consultations in primary care: GPs' perspectives.

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May 28, 2012

BACKGROUND: New information and communication technologies such as email and text messaging have been shown to be useful in some aspects of primary care service delivery.

Telemedicine-supported insulin optimisation in primary care.

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Nov 25, 2010

We investigated the feasibility of a mobile-phone based system for patients with type 2 diabetes who had recently commenced insulin therapy but remained poorly controlled. The system was evaluated in a feasibility study in a general practice setting with 23 patients over six months.