Nick A Francis

Summary

Affiliation: Cardiff University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc General practitioners' views on the acceptability and applicability of a web-based intervention to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute cough in multiple European countries: a qualitative study prior to a randomised trial
    Sibyl Anthierens
    Centre for General Practice, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute VAXINFECTIO, Laboratory of Microbiology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 13:101. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Variation in family physicians' recording of auscultation abnormalities in patients with acute cough is not explained by case mix. A study from 12 European networks
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF14 4YS, UK
    Eur J Gen Pract 19:77-84. 2013
  3. pmc Antibiotics for acute cough: an international observational study of patient adherence in primary care
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e429-37. 2012
  4. pmc Delayed antibiotic prescribing and associated antibiotic consumption in adults with acute cough
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e639-46. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Severity assessment for lower respiratory tract infections: potential use and validity of the CRB-65 in primary care
    Nick A Francis
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 21:65-70. 2012
  6. pmc Effect of using an interactive booklet about childhood respiratory tract infections in primary care consultations on reconsulting and antibiotic prescribing: a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Nick A Francis
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN
    BMJ 339:b2885. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Missed opportunities for earlier treatment? A qualitative interview study with parents of children admitted to hospital with serious respiratory tract infections
    Nick A Francis
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK
    Arch Dis Child 96:154-9. 2011
  8. pmc The effect of using an interactive booklet on childhood respiratory tract infections in consultations: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial in primary care
    Nick A Francis
    South East Wales Trials Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 9:23. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Parents' and clinicians' views of an interactive booklet about respiratory tract infections in children: a qualitative process evaluation of the EQUIP randomised controlled trial
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4YS, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 14:182. 2013
  10. pmc Reducing uncertainty in managing respiratory tract infections in primary care
    Naomi Stanton
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 60:e466-75. 2010

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Publications10

  1. pmc General practitioners' views on the acceptability and applicability of a web-based intervention to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute cough in multiple European countries: a qualitative study prior to a randomised trial
    Sibyl Anthierens
    Centre for General Practice, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute VAXINFECTIO, Laboratory of Microbiology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 13:101. 2012
    ..We explored GPs' views on the initial version of INTRO to test acceptability and potentially increase applicability for use in multiple countries before the start of a randomised trial...
  2. doi request reprint Variation in family physicians' recording of auscultation abnormalities in patients with acute cough is not explained by case mix. A study from 12 European networks
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF14 4YS, UK
    Eur J Gen Pract 19:77-84. 2013
    ..Conflicting data on the diagnostic and prognostic value of auscultation abnormalities may be partly explained by inconsistent use of terminology...
  3. pmc Antibiotics for acute cough: an international observational study of patient adherence in primary care
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e429-37. 2012
    ..Non-adherence to acute antibiotic prescriptions is poorly described and may impact on clinical outcomes, healthcare costs, and interpretation of research. It also results in leftover antibiotics that could be used inappropriately...
  4. pmc Delayed antibiotic prescribing and associated antibiotic consumption in adults with acute cough
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e639-46. 2012
    ..Delayed antibiotic prescribing is promoted as a strategy to reduce antibiotic consumption, but its use and its effect on antibiotic consumption in routine care is poorly described...
  5. doi request reprint Severity assessment for lower respiratory tract infections: potential use and validity of the CRB-65 in primary care
    Nick A Francis
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Prim Care Respir J 21:65-70. 2012
    ..To explore the potential use of the CRB-65 rule (based on Confusion, Respiratory rate, Blood pressure and age >65 years) in adults with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in primary care...
  6. pmc Effect of using an interactive booklet about childhood respiratory tract infections in primary care consultations on reconsulting and antibiotic prescribing: a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Nick A Francis
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN
    BMJ 339:b2885. 2009
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  7. doi request reprint Missed opportunities for earlier treatment? A qualitative interview study with parents of children admitted to hospital with serious respiratory tract infections
    Nick A Francis
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK
    Arch Dis Child 96:154-9. 2011
    ..To identify potential opportunities for earlier intervention among children who develop a complicated respiratory tract infection (RTI)...
  8. pmc The effect of using an interactive booklet on childhood respiratory tract infections in consultations: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial in primary care
    Nick A Francis
    South East Wales Trials Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 9:23. 2008
    ..This paper outlines the protocol for a study designed to evaluate the use of a booklet on respiratory tract infections in children within primary care consultations...
  9. doi request reprint Parents' and clinicians' views of an interactive booklet about respiratory tract infections in children: a qualitative process evaluation of the EQUIP randomised controlled trial
    Nick A Francis
    Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4YS, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 14:182. 2013
    ....
  10. pmc Reducing uncertainty in managing respiratory tract infections in primary care
    Naomi Stanton
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 60:e466-75. 2010
    ....