Guidelines for the implementation of prevention in the general practice setting

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3.2 An overview of the PRACTICE framework 
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In Chapter 4, we use the PRACTICE framework as an example. This framework has the advantage of incorporating elements of other frameworks where those elements are supported by good evidence.9,102,103,111,112

Table 2 provides an overview of the PRACTICE components.

Table 2. PRACTICE components102





What underpins the process?



What’s in it for me (patients and practice)?


Ability and capacity

Can I do it?



Who will organise it?



Who needs it?


Iterative cycles

How can I ensure that it happens?



Who can help me?


Effectiveness and efficiency

What works to put it in to practice?
How can I make it a part of the routine?

Reproduced from Litt J, Weingarten MA. Putting prevention into practice: How can you do it ethically, effectively and efficiently? Primary Care (Switzerland) 2010;10(14):266–67. Reproduced under Creative Commons Open Access licence
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