Category: Research

Research priorities in primary care: ideas from the coal-face

Setting research priorities in primary care: a co-creation symposium to generate ideas from the coal-face Written by Victoria Tzortziou Brown, Clare Wilkinson, Kamal Mahtani, Geoff Wong, Azeem Majeed, Philip Evans, Thomas Round, and Roger Jones Background Although over 90% of patient contacts within the NHS occur in primary care, many of the interventions used in this setting frequently lack a sound, up-to-date, scientific basis.1Primary care research: The MRC’s proposals. G., Radda. 426: 872 British Journal of General Practice , 1998, Vol. 48. The applicability of research findings and relevant guidelines to front-line primary care practice is increasingly being questioned.2A...

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World Down Syndrome Day – improving primary care for everyone

World Down Syndrome Day is a celebration of some remarkable people and their families. They happen to be born with an extra chromosome. BJGP Open has published a paper on the management of long-term conditions for adults with intelllectual disability. It was a mixed methods systematic review from Hanlon and colleagues in Glasgow. It makes for sobering reading.

The BJGP Open paper

Today, BJGP Open published a paper on the management of long-term conditions for adults with intelllectual disability. It was a mixed methods systematic review from Hanlon and colleagues in Glasgow. It makes for sobering reading.

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Top 10 most read BJGP research articles published in 2017

These are the top 10 most read research articles based on full text downloads from bjgp.org in 2017. 1. Clinical relevance of thrombocytosis in primary care: a prospective cohort study of cancer incidence using English electronic medical records and cancer registry data http://bjgp.org/content/67/659/e405 This is the first study to estimate the overall risk of cancer in patients with thrombocytosis. The positive predictive value of thrombocytosis is 11.6% for males and 6.2% for females. This rises to 18.1% for males and 10.1% for females if the patient has a second raised platelet count within six months. These figures are well...

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