This section aims to publish studies looking at how health care is planned, organized, structured, and delivered in the context of primary care. This section covers, but is not limited to, service policy, access to services, referral processes, consultation practices, and early intervention strategies and services.
Does the implementation of a care pathway for patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis lead to fewer diagnostic imaging and referrals by general practitioners? A pre-post-implementation study of claims data
The Dutch care for hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) is of good quality, but there is room for improvement regarding the efficient use of diagnostic imaging and conservative treatment. Therefore a stepped-care ...
Citation: BMC Family Practice 2019 20:154