Patient-centred interprofessional collaboration in primary care: challenges for clinical, educational and health services research. An EGPRN keynote paper

Paul Van Royen (Lead / Corresponding author), Charlotte E. Rees, Peter Groenewegen

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    The theme ‘patient-centred interprofessional collaboration’ of the EGPRN conference in October 2012, captures in just three words important challenges for European primary care and its research agenda. Challenges for future research are formulated, in three domains: clinical, educational and health services research. Transferability of research, based upon advanced computational infrastructure, will facilitate a rapid learning health care system. In educational research, this includes the use of observational and reflexivity methods. Outcomes should be defined in terms of improvement of functional status and social participation rather than in terms of disease-specific outcomes. Partnership with all stakeholders, patients, GPs and their health care colleagues and students, can help in reducing avoidable waste in the production and reporting of research evidence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)327-332
    Number of pages6
    JournalEuropean Journal of General Practice
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


    • Patient involvement (empowerment, self-management)
    • Health care organization and management
    • Medical education
    • Qualitative designs and methods
    • General practice/family medicine
    • Research agenda

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