Reference : Analysis of definitions of General Practice/Family Medicine and Primary Health Care
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : General & internal medicine
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/210049
Analysis of definitions of General Practice/Family Medicine and Primary Health Care
English
Jamoulle, Marc mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > > Doct. sc. médicales (Bologne)]
Resnick, Melissa [Health Center, Houston TX, USA > > > >]
Ittoo, Ashwin mailto [Université de Liège > HEC Liège : UER > Systèmes d'information de gestion >]
Cardillo, Elena [Telematics Intitute, CNR, Roma > > > >]
Vander Stichele, Robert [Institute of pharmacology > University of Ghent > > >]
Vanmeerbeek, Marc mailto [Université de Liège > Département des sciences cliniques > Médecine générale >]
6-Sep-2017
British Journal of General Practice
Royal College of General Practitioners
0050
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0960-1643
London
United Kingdom
[en] Primary Health Care ; General Practice ; Terminology as Topic ; Qualitative Research
[en] Abstract
Background
There are numerous definitions of General Practice and Family Medicine (GP/FM) and Primary Health Care (PHC), but the distinction between the two concepts is unclear.
Aim
To conduct a terminological analysis of a set of definitions of GP/FM and of PHC, to clarify what binds and what distinguishes these two concepts.
Design
The terms of 20 definitions were collected in two bags of words (one for GP/FM and one for PHC terms). A terminological analysis of these two bags of words was performed to prioritize the terms and analyze their world of reference.

Methods
The two collected bags of words were extracted with Vocabgrabber®, configured in two term butts using Wordle®, and further explored for similarities using Tropes®. The prioritized terms were analyzed using the Aristotelian approach to categorization of things.
Results
Although continuity of care (with person-centered approach and shared decision making) is the central issue of the two sets, the two sets of definitions differ greatly in content. The prioritized terms specific to GP/FM (community, medicine, responsibility, individual, problem, needs, ...) are different from prioritized terms specific to PHC (home, team, promotion, collaborator, engagement, neighborhood, medical center…).
Conclusion
Terminological analysis of the definitions for GP/FM and PHC shows two entities which are overlapping but distinct, necessitating a different taxonomic approach and different bibliographic search strategies.
Unité de recherche Soins primaires et Santé
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/210049

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