General practitioner

Sist oppdatert: Nov 28, 2019

The general practitioner is responsible for the first encounter with people presenting all kinds of diseases and health problems. Most of us consult our regular GP yearly, and in sum Norwegian GPs has 15 million consultations every year. Relevant and updated knowledge is necessary to serve the patients in a professional and responsible way.

NORCE's research on general practitioners is conducted in the Research Unit for General Practice in Bergen (AFE Bergen), which develops new knowledge aiming to make a difference for the patients in general practice. The researchers at AFE Bergen study different topics relevant for GPs in their daily work. Most of the researchers have clinical experiences from general practice.

Several projects deal with patients with chronic disorders where the GP is in charge of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. Different research methods are applied in these projects, such as epidemiological methods, qualitative methods or intervention studies. Several projects involve crossdisciplinary collaboration, and most of them have external funding.

Also see National Centre for Emergency Primary Health Care

Projects

Illustrasjonsbilde CONOPRI
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COVID-19 outbreak in Norway – Epidemiology, health care utilization and primary care management – CONOPRI

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Forbruk av helsetjenester, henvisninger og innleggelser

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Depresjon i allmennpraksis

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Kunnskap, makt og helsetjenester

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Heimedød i Norge

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Strengths of patients with medically unexplained symptoms

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Urinary tract infections in general practice 2006-2017

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SELFIE - Sustainable Integrated Care Models For Multi-Morbidity: Delivery, Financing and Performance

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Sexual orientation and health

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Informal task shifting and patient safety

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Independent medical evaluation at 6 months sick leave

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National research school in general practice (NAFALM)

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Medically unexplained physical symptoms – challenges and strategies in primary health care

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Death in the nursing home - the patient's wishes and the physician's role

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Long-term complications following the Giardia outbreak in Bergen in 2004

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Qualitative methods in medical research

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Why do medical doctors choose general practice and remain there?

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Bergen giardiasis outbreak – Sick leave before and after acute giardiasis

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Gastroenteritis in primary care in Norway: encounters in general practice and out-of-hours services, use of antibiotics, and infectious disease control.

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Disputas i sikte – minutt for minutt

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Children as next of kin and the General Practitioner

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The Article Company

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GPs´ experiences as gate-keepers - challenges, handling and consequences.