QUALICOPC: Publications


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International comparative publications (English)

Tolvanen, E., Koskela, T.H., Helminen, M., Kosunen, E. Patient Enablement After a Single Appointment With a GP: Analysis of Finnish QUALICOPC Data. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health: 2017

Schäfer, W.L.A. Primary care in 34 countries: perspectives of general practitioners and their patients. = Eerstelijnszorg in 34 landen: perspectieven van huisartsen en hun patiënten. Utrecht: Nivel, 2016.

Loenen, T. van.  Organization of primary care; Impact on avoidable secondary care.  Nijmegen: Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen 2017

Hanssens, L.G.,  Detollenaere, J., Hardyns, W., Willems, S.J. Access, treatment and outcomes of care: a study of ethnic minorities in Europe. International Journal of Public Health: 2016: 61 (4), 443

Hanssens, L.G., Detollenaere, J.D., Pottelberge, A. van, Baert, S., Willems, S.J. Perceived discrimination In Primary Healthcare in Europe: evidence from the cross-sectional QUALICOPC study. Health and social care in the community: 2017, 25 (2), 641 -651

Detollenaere, J., Pottelberge, A. van, Hanssens, L., Boerma, W., Greß, S., Willems, S. Patients’ financially driven delay of GP visits: is it less likely to occur in stronger primary care systems? Medical Care Research and Review: 2016

Murante, A.M., Seghieri, C., Vainieri, M., Schäfer, W.L.A. Patient-perceived responsiveness of primary care systems across Europe and the relationship with the health expenditure and remuneration systems of primary care doctors. Social Science & Medicine: 2017, 186, 139-147

Schäfer WLA, Boerma WGW, Spreeuwenberg P, Schellevis FG, Groenewegen PP. Two decades of change in European general practice service profiles: conditions associated with the developments in 28 countries between 1993 and 2012. Scand J Prim Health Care. 2016 

van Loenen T, Faber MJ, Westert GP, van den Berg MJ. The impact of primary care organization on avoidable hospital admissions for diabetes in 23 countriesScand J Prim Health Care. 2016 

Pavlič DR, Sever M, Klemenc-Keti Z, Zvab I. Process quality indicators in family medicine: results of an international comparison. BMC Family Practice (2015) 16:172

van den Berg MJ,  van Loenen T, Westert GP. Accessible and continuous primary care may help reduce rates of emergency department use. An international survey in 34 countries Family Practice. 2015, 1–9

Groenewegen P, Heinemann S, Greß S, Schäfer W. Primary care practice composition in 34 countriesHealth Policy. 2015 Aug 20.

van Loenen T, van den Berg MJ, Faber MJ and Westert GP. Propensity to seek healthcare in different healthcare systems: analysis of patient data in 34 countriesBMC Health Services Research 2015, 15:465  

De Rosis S, Seghieri C. Basic ICT adoption and use by general practitioners: an analysis of primary care systems in 31 European countries BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015, 15:70

Schäfer WLA, Boerma WGW, Murante AM, Sixma HJM, Schellevis FG, Groenewegen PP. Assessing the potential for improvement of primary care in 34 countries: a cross-sectional survey. Bull World Health Organ. 2015 March 1; 93(3): 161–168

van Loenen, T., van den Berg, M.J., Wester, G.P., Faber, M.J. Organizational aspects of primary care related to avoidable hospitalization: a systematic reviewFamily Practice 2014, 31:5.

Schäfer, W.L.A., Boerma, W.G.W., Kringos, D.S., Ryck, E. de, Greß, S., Heinemann, S., Murante, A.M., Rotar-Pavlic, D., Schellevis, F.G., Seghieri, C., Berg, M.J. van den, Westert, G.P., Willems, S., Groenewegen, P.P.Measures of quality, costs and equity in primary health care: instruments developed to analyse and compare primary care in 35 countries. Quality in Primary Care 2013, 21(2), 67-79
Schäfer, W.L.A., Boerma, W.G.W., Kringos, D.S., Maeseneer, J. de, Gress, S., Heinemann, S., Rotar-Pavlic, D., Seghieri, C., Svab, I., Berg, M.J. van den, Vainieri, M., Westert, G.P., Willems, S., Groenewegen, P.P. QUALICOPC, a multi-country study evaluating quality, costs and equity in primary careBMC Family Practice 2011, 12:115

Publications on countries (English)

Eide, T.B., Straand, J., Björkelund, C., Kosunen, E.,  Thorgeirsson, O., Vedsted, P., Rosvold, E.O. Differences in medical services in Nordic general practice: a comparative survey from the QUALICOPC study. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care: 2017, 35 ( 2)

Katz, A., Herpai, N.,  Smith, G.,  Aubrey-Bassler, K., Breton, M., Boivin, A., Hogg, W., Miedema, B.,   Pang, J., Wodchis, W.P., Wong, S.T. Alignment of Canadian Primary Care With the Patient Medical Home Model: A QUALICO-PC Study.  Annals of Family medicine: 2017, 15 (3), 230-236

Lionis, C., Papadakis, S., Tatsi, C., Bertsias, A., Duijker, G., Mekouris, P.B., Boerma, W., Schäfer, W. Informing primary care reform in Greece: patient expectations and experiences (the QUALICOPC study). BMC Health Services Research: 2017, 17(1), 255

Akman, M., Sakarya, S., Sargin, M., Ünlüoğlu, I., Taşkın Eğici, M., Boerma, W.G.W., Schäfer, W.L.A. Changes in primary care provision in Turkey: a comparison of 1993 and 2012. Health Policy: 2017, 121(2), 197-206

Krzton-Krolewiecka, A., Oleszczyk, M., Schäfer, W.L.A., Boerma, W.G.W., Windak, A. Quality of primary health care in Poland from the perspective of the physicians providing it. BMC Family Practice: 2016, 17(1), 151

Laberge, M., Wodchis, W.P., Barnsley, J. Laporte, A. Efficiency of Ontario primary care physicians across payment models: a stochastic frontier analysis. Health Economics Review: 2016, 6 (22)

Jakič, M., Rotar Pavlič, D. Patients’ perception of differences in general practitioners’ attitudes toward immigrants compared to the general population: QUALICOPC Slovenia. Zdrav Var: 2016, 55(3), 155-165

Senn, N., Cohidon,C.,  Zuchat, J.C. Defining a typology of primary care practices: a novel approach. International Journal for Quality in Health Care: 2016, 28 (6), 734-741

Eide, T.B., Straand, J., Melbye, H., Rortveit,G., Hetlevik, I., Rosvold, E.O.Patient experiences and the association with organizational factors in general practice: results from the Norwegian part of the international, multi-centre, cross sectional QUALICOPC study. BMC Health Serv Res: 2016, 16(1), 428

Pullicino, G., Sciortino, P., Camilleri, L., Schäfer, W., Boerma, W. The influence of patient characteristics on healthcare-seeking behavior: a multilevel analysis of 70 primary care practices in urban-suburban regions in Malta. Quality in Primary Care: 2016, 24(3), 106-110

Miedema B, Easley J, Thompson AE, Boivin A, Aubrey-Bassler K, Katz A, Hogg WE, Breton M, Francoeur D,  Wong ST, Wodchis WP. Do new and traditional models of primary care differ with regard to access? Canadian QUALICOPC study
Hoffmann K, George A, Dorner TE, Süß K, Schäfer WLA, Maier M. Primary health care teams put to the test a cross-sectional study from Austria within the QUALICOPC project. BMC Family Practice (2015) 16:168.

Hoffmann K, Wojczewski S, George A, Schäfer WLA, Maier M. Stressed and overworked? A cross-sectional study of the working situation of urban and rural general practitioners in Austria in the framework of the QUALICOPC project. Croat Med J. 2015;56:366-74.

Cohidon C, Cornuz J, Senn N. Primary care in Switzerland: evolution of physicians’ profile and activities in twenty years (1993–2012) BMC Family Practice 2015, 16:107  

Hogg WE, Wodchis WP, Katz A, Wong ST, Cullen R, Yelland G. Bringing Canada together: Effective organizational structure for multijurisdictional health services research projectsCan Fam Physician May 2015 61: 411-413

Kert S, Švab I, Sever M, Makivić I, Pavlič DR. A cross-sectional study of socio-demographic factors associated with patient access to primary care in SloveniaInternational Journal for Equity in Health.2015, 14:39. 

Wong ST, Chau LW, Hogg W, Teare GF, Miedema B, Breton M, Aubrey-Bassler K, Katz A, Burge F, Boivin A, Cooke T, Francoeur D, Wodchis WP. An international cross-sectional survey on the Quality and Costs of Primary Care (QUALICOPC): recruitment and data collection of places delivering primary care across Canada. BMC Family Practice 2015, 16:20

Pullicino G, Sciortino P, Calleja N, Schäfer W, Boerma W, Groenewegen P. Comparison of patients’ experiences in public and private primary care clinics in Malta. European Journal of Public Health. November 12, 2014: 1-3.

Rumball-Smith, J., Wodchis, W.P., Koné, A., Kenealy, T., Barnsley, J., Ashton, T. Under the same roof: co-location of practitioners within primary care is associated with specialized chronic care managementBMC Family Practice 2014, 15:149

Parkinson, A., Jorm, J. Douglas, K.A., Gee, A., Sargent, G.M., Lujic, S., McRae, I.S. Recruiting general practitioners for surveys: reflections on the difficulties and some lessons learned. Australian Journal of Primary Health 2014

Publications in other languages

Schäfer, W.L.A., Berg, M.J. van der, Boerma, W.G.W., Schellevis, F.G., Groenewegen, P.P. Taakprofielen van huisartsen in Nederland en Europa. Huisarts en Wetenschap: 2016, 59(7), 286-291 (Publication in Dutch only)

Seghieri, C., Murante, A.M., Vainieri, M., Capitani, G., Visentin, G., Schäfer, W.L.A., Boerma, W.G.W., Groenewegen, P.P. QUALICOPC: uno studio multicentrico per valutare la qualità, i costi e l'equità nelle cure primarie. Care, (2013), p. 36-37.

Akman, M., Kalaça, S., Sargin, M., Tuncel, B., Ünlüoğlu, I., Uğurlu, M., Schäfer, W.L.A., Boerma, W.G.W., Groenewegen, P.P. QUALICOPC: Birinci basamak sağlik hizmetlerini kalite, maliyet ve aşitlik açisindan değerlendiren çok ülkeli bir çalişma* = QUALICOPC: a multi-country study evaluating quality, costs and equity in primary care. Türkiye Aile Hekimliği Dergisi, 16 (2012) 2, p. 68-71.

Seifert, B., Šrámková, N, Král, N., Schäfer, W., Boerma, W., Groenewegen, P. Studie QUALICOPC – porovnání rozvoje primární péče v 31 evropských zemích. Praktický lékař. 2012, roč. 92, č. 4, s. 235-237

Rurik, I., Boerma, W.G.W., Kolozsvári, L.R., Lánczi, L.I., Mester, L., Móczár, C., Schäfer, W.L.A., Schmidt, P., Torzsa, P., Végh, M., Groenewegen, P.P. QUALICOPC: az alapellátás minőségének, költségének és méltányosságának vizsgálata Európa országaiban: magyarországi ág  Orvosi Hetilap 2012

Willems S., De Ryck E., Schäfer W. Onderzoek naar de kwaliteit, kostprijs en billijkheid van de eerstelijnsgezondheidszorg in Europa. Huisarts Nu 2012;41:123-4