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Primary and interdisciplinary care Antwerp (ELIZA)

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Research on the quality of contraceptive consultations with GPs Developing guidelines on hormonal contraception, child abuse and sore throat. Research project for KCE on child abuse and the view of stakeholders Literature study and stakeholders research on healthcare manpower in Belgium Research on healthcare manpower in Europe (international studies) Research on abuse of older people

Child Abuse Injuries: how can reporting and follow-up be improved? 01/03/2015 - 30/11/2015

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This study aims to assess the explanatory factors of the underreporting of child abuse by professionals, such as general practitioners, paediatricians, emergency doctors, but also professionals from the educational sector or services involved in prevention. The focus is mainly on the barriers to notify or not abuse, as well as the organisational gaps (how different instances interact, overlap, etc.). This study should result in recommendations on how the reporting and follow-up of child abuse can be improved in order to optimise the medical care and social support for these children.

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Joint Action HWF – Belgian Pilot Project: Horizon Scanning in General Practice 10/02/2015 - 31/12/2015

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This project is part of the European 'Health Workforce Planning and Forcasting' (EUHWForce) project. The overall aim of the project is to support participating countries in the planning of their future potential of health care providers in health care. The Belgian pilot project is looking for the most important drivers and factors determining the need of general practitioners taking in account the future tasks. We propose a comprehensive number of work packages. In the first work package (WP1) we will identify the most important stakeholders. Work package 2 encompasses a literature review which is the base of an interview script. Stakeholders are interviewed in the next work package (WP3). The results will be translated in hypotheses and indicators, which will be submitted at a broad panel of experts (WP4). The results can be used in the Planning Committee to refine the existing mathematical model. The results will be presented on a national and international forum and written down in a report.

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Use of alcohol, illegal drugs, hypnotics and tranquilizers in the Belgian population. Prevention and treatment by general practioners, and health surveillance on the work floor by occupational physicians: knowledge needs and supply (UP TO DATE). 01/12/2011 - 01/12/2014

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The UP-TO-DATE consortium aims at providing an accurate view of the management of addiction in Belgium, from the physicians' perspective. The purpose of this research is to know 1) what the current demand is for care in the front line; 2) to what extent GPs and OPs are involved in this problem, and 3) what resources they are able to use for providing appropriate response to all types of requests for treatment of substance abuse. Other professionals from the addiction sector will also be interviewed to assess if they consider these physicians as a support, and if the role played by GPs is sufficiently valued.

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Writing and distribution of recommendations for good practical experience. 15/02/2007 - 31/03/2011

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The general aim is to develop guidelines for general practice. Guidelines are followed by general practitioners unless they have practie relevant reasons not to do so. Guidelines are developed step by step: starting up authorgroups, developing clinical questions, draft version of the guideline, assessment by the commission, external experts and local quality groups of GPs. Each year one guideline is started up and one other is finalised. All guidelines are regularly updated and reviewed.

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