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J Am Board Fam Med. 2015 Sep-Oct;28(5):673-5. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2015.05.150110.

Establishment of a Representative Practice-based Research Network (PBRN) for the Monitoring of Primary Care in Switzerland.

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1
From the Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. kevin.selby@hospvd.ch.
2
From the Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Abstract

Data are urgently needed to better understand processes of care in Swiss primary care (PC). A total of 2027 PC physicians, stratified by canton, were invited to participate in the Swiss Primary care Active Monitoring network, of whom 200 accepted to join. There were no significant differences between participants and a random sample drawn from the same physician databases based on sex, year of obtaining medical school diploma, or location. The Swiss Primary care Active Monitoring network represents the first large-scale, nationally representative practice-based research network in Switzerland and will provide a unique opportunity to better understand the functioning of Swiss PC.

KEYWORDS:

Practice-based Research; Primary Health Care; Switzerland

PMID:
26355140
DOI:
10.3122/jabfm.2015.05.150110
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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