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General practitioners' experiences with sickness certification: A comparison of survey data from Sweden and Norway
(BioMed Central, 2012-03-01)
Background: In most countries with sickness insurance systems, general practitioners (GPs) play a key role in the sickness-absence process. Previous studies have indicated that GPs experience several tasks and situations ...
Psychiatry out-of-hours: a focus group study of GPs’ experiences in Norwegian casualty clinics
(BioMed Central, 2011-05-27)
Background: For Norwegian general practitioners (GPs), acute treatment of mental illness and substance abuse are among the most commonly experienced emergency situations in out-of-hours primary healthcare. The largest share ...
Recommended content of referral letters from general practitioners to specialised mental health care: a qualitative multi-perspective study
(BioMed Central, 2013-08-19)
Background: In most Western countries, the referral letter forms the basis for establishing the priority of patients for specialised health care and for the coordination of care between the services. To be able to define ...
"What lies beneath it all?" - an interview study of GPs' attitudes to the use of guidelines
(BioMed Central, 2008-10-22)
Background: General practitioners (GPs) adopt clinical practice guidelines to varying degrees. Several factors have been found to influence application of guidelines in practice and the GP is apparently the key actor. ...
"Saying no is no easy matter" A qualitative study of competing concerns in rationing decisions in general practice
(BioMed Central, 2005-11-09)
Background: The general practitioner in Norway is expected to ensure equity and effectiveness through fair rationing. At the same time, due to recent reforms of the Norwegian health care sector, both the role of ...