The IPCRG Research Need Statement (RNS) identified 145 primary care research needs in five domains: asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tobacco dependence, respiratory infections. (See Pinnock et al. Prim Care Resp J 2010;19(Suppl 1): S1-S21).
We have subsequently prioritised these using an international e-Delphi exercise which is summarised below.
We encourage the respiratory research community to regard these prioritised pragmatic questions as a call to action because they could make a real difference to clinical practice. Please distribute to your networks.
Prioritising the respiratory research needs of primary care: the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) e-Delphi exercise
- Presentation (PowerPoint document to download)
- Poster (PowerPoint document to download)
- E-Delphi Abstract (as above, but in PDF format)
- PCRM on-line version
The IPCRG has some small grants available and can also fundraise for specific proposals it decides to support. For further details about the IPCRG's research policy and for further details about making research proposals to the IPCRG, click here.
The IPCRG's Portuguese group undertook a similar Delphi process (BMC Family Medicine 2016) to agree the most important questions for the Portuguese context.