Current Projects

  1. The FPDM Study.
    Le Reste JY, Nabbe P, Lygidakis C, Doerr C, Lingner H, Czachowski S, et al.
    A Research Group from the European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN) Explores the Concept of Multimorbidity for Further Research into Long-Term Care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association [Internet]. 2012 Sep 4 [cited 2012 Sep 16];13(7). Available from:
  2. HEFESTOS Study (HEart Failure European STratification and OutcomeS)
    Miguel-Angel Muñoz, José Maria Verdú, Rosa Abellana, Helene Vaillant-Rousell, Liam Glynn, Jacopo Demurtas, Josef Woebkenberg, Heidrum Lingner, Radost Asenova, Peter Torsza, Lea Gril, Zalika Klemenc-Ketis, Djurdjica Lazic, Hans Thulesius, Beata Borgstrom.
    To develop and validate a predictive model based on clinical variables easy to measure at primary care to predict short-term hospitalization or mortality in a cohort of patients attended in primary care setting as a consequence of a HF decompensation.
  3. The PROCOPD Study. 
    Clavería, Ana et al.
    A study to assess the prognostic ability of ADO, BODEx and DOSE indices in primary care (different from the original setting where they where designed and validated), and perform recalibration if necessary; to assess the prognostic ability of ADO, BODEx and DOSE in COPD patients classified by the new combined assessment proposed by GOLD 2011 and according to the phenotypes propsed in GesEPOC 2014.
  4. The TATA Study
    Project for Tool Assessment for Therapeutic Alliance
    Delphine Le Goff, Jean Yves Le Reste et al.
    A study on the enhancement of quality of care is a constant objective in medicine. Technical knowledge is necessary but not sufficient to ensure that quality. Human factors and communication challenge are also in the balance.
  5. The PIPE Study
    Family Physicians' Informal Payment Central and Eastern Europe.
    A study on opinions of family physicians on informal payment (gratuity)- Central and Eastern European. Gratuity is a general term for any benefit the healthcare worker gets from the patient in turn to provide healthcare services that are otherwise fully reimbursed by the national health funds.
    Gratuity is a known phenomenon in the healthcare systems of a number of countries. (Ádám 1989; Lewis 2007) It is a particular characteristics of the former Eastern Block states, but is also present in African, South-American and some Asian healthcare systems and is also a live practice in Turkey, Greece and Italy. (Kankeu 2016; Souliotis 2016, Stepurko 2015; Tambor 2013; Stepurko 2010).
  6. The Örenäs Study.
    What are the most important ways of improving the early detection of cancer in primary care? A mixed methods study.
    The study design uses data from the Group’s existing 20-country survey that analyses the decision-making and reasoning of 1,833 GPs when faced with patient vignettes (cases where the patients could have early cancer). The three Work Packages include quantitative and thematic analyses, as well a consensus formation from a Delphi study. The focus is on analysing our data on health system factors affect GP/PCP decision-making and cancer survival rates, and using that to generate an evidence-based plan for improving early detection of cancer in primary care.
  7. The LESS Study
    Sven Streit et al.
    Deprescribing is the process to stop or reduce medication in patients with polypharmacy to reduce inappropriate medication. Implementation to deprescribe in GP practice has been shown not to be trivial, since there are barriers for GPs and patients. In the LESS study, we present cases with oldest-old patients that differ in their level of dependency. We are interested in if and how GPs in Europe and beyond deprescribe and which factors they consider when deprescribing. The LESS Study is a cross-sectional survey study running in >30 countries that builds on previous studies on treating hypertension (ATTENTIVE) and stop statins (STATTENTIVE) in oldest-old.