Series: The research agenda for general practice/family medicine and primary health care in Europe. Part 2. Results: Primary care management and community orientation

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2010-03-01
Hummers-Pradier, Eva
Beyer, Martin
Chevallier, Patrick
Eilat-Tsanani, Sophia
Lionis, Christos
Peremans, Lieve
Petek, Davorina
Rurik, Imre
Soler, Jean Karl
Stoffers, Henri Ejh
Topsever, Pinar
Ungan, Mehmet
van Royen, Paul
At the WONCA Europe conference 2009 the recently published 'Research Agenda for General Practice/Family Medicine and Primary Health Care in Europe' was presented. It is a background paper and reference manual, providing advocacy of general practice/family medicine (GP/FM) in Europe. The Research Agenda summarizes the evidence relating to the core competencies and characteristics of the WONCA Europe defi nition of GP/FM, and its implications for general practitioners/family doctors, researchers and policy makers. The European Journal of General Practice publishes a series of articles based on this document. In a fi rst article, background, objectives, and methodology were discussed. In this second article, the results for the core competencies 'primary care management' and 'community orientation' are presented. Though there is a large body of research on various aspects of 'primary care management', it represents a very scattered rather than a meta view. Many studies focus on care for specifi c diseases, the primary/secondary care interface, or the implications of electronic patient records. Cost effi ciency or process indicators of quality are current outcomes. Current literature on community orientation is mainly descriptive, and focuses on either care for specifi c diseases, or specifi c patient populations, or on the uptake of preventive services. Most papers correspond poorly to the WONCA concept. For both core competencies, there is a lack of research with a longitudinal perspective and/or relevant health or quality of life outcomes as well as research on patients' preferences and education for organizational aspects of GP/FM.
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E. Hummers-Pradier et al., “Series: The research agenda for general practice/family medicine and primary health care in Europe. Part 2. Results: Primary care management and community orientation,” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, pp. 42–50, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/49811.