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Primary palliative Care in General Practice – study protocol of a three-stage mixed-methods organizational health services research study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Palliative Care, January 2018
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Title
Primary palliative Care in General Practice – study protocol of a three-stage mixed-methods organizational health services research study
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BMC Palliative Care, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12904-018-0276-6
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Helen Ewertowski, Fabian Tetzlaff, Stephanie Stiel, Nils Schneider, Saskia Jünger

Abstract

The focus of this project is on improving the provision of primary palliative care (PC) by general practitioners (GPs). While approximately 10-15% of the incurable, seriously ill or dying people will be in need of specialist PC, the vast majority can be adequately treated within generalist care. The strengthening of the GP's role in PC, as well as ensuring close collaboration between specialist PC services and GPs have been identified as top priorities for the improvement of PC in Germany. Despite healthcare policy actions, diverse obstacles still exist to successful implementation of primary PC on a structural, process, and economic level. Therefore, this project aims at addressing barriers and facilitators to primary PC delivery in general practice in Germany. The study follows a three-step approach; first, it aims at systematically analyzing barriers and facilitators to primary PC provision by GPs. Second, based on these outcomes, a tailored intervention package will be developed to enhance the provision of primary PC by GPs. Third, the intervention package will be implemented and evaluated in practice. The expected outcome will be an evidence-based model for successful implementation of primary PC delivery tailored to the German healthcare system, followed by a strategic action plan on how to improve current practice both on a local level and nationally. The first step of the project has been partly completed at the time of writing. The chosen methodologies of four sub-projects within this first step have opened up different advantages and disadvantages for the data collection. In sum of all sub-projects, the different methodologies and target groups contributed valuable information to the systematic analysis of barriers and facilitators to primary PC provision by GPs. The study (BMBF-FK 01 GY 1610) was retrospectively registered at the German Clinical Trials Register (Deutsches Register Klinischer Studien) (Registration N° DRKS00011821 ; date of registration: December 04th 2017) and at the German Register of health care research (Versorgungsforschung Deutschland - Datenbank) (Registration N° VfD_ALLPRAX_16_003817 ; date of registration: March 30th 2017).

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Unknown 77 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 16%
Researcher 9 12%
Student > Bachelor 9 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 9%
Other 10 13%
Unknown 22 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 19 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 25%
Psychology 8 10%
Social Sciences 4 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 4%
Other 3 4%
Unknown 21 27%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 February 2018.
All research outputs
#3,646,305
of 23,018,998 outputs
Outputs from BMC Palliative Care
#450
of 1,257 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#81,705
of 440,320 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Palliative Care
#28
of 49 outputs
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