ABOUT


HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT

The CRISP initiative began in 2018 at the NAPCRG Annual meeting when Prof Bill Phillips and Dr Liz Sturgiss discussed their mutual difficulties with synthesising primary care research due to the lack of detail in reporting. From here, the concept of CRISP began.

As the CRISP co-convenors, Bill and Liz have worked together with the international CRISP Working Group. Together they have led a program of work to establish the need for primary care reporting guidelines, the content of such a guideline, and the international dissemination of CRISP. CRISP has been registered with the EQUATOR guideline network since the program of work commenced.

The CRISP research program has rigorously established the need for primary care reporting guidelines via a scoping review of existing literature, a needs assessment of clinicians and patients, a survey of the international primary care research community.

The final CRISP checklist was established through consensus in an international Delphi survey to ensure the checklist was usable, relevant and met the needs of researchers, clinicians and patients. You can view all of the outputs from this body of research under Presentations and Publications.

The CRISP mission and approach have been endorsed by NAPCRG (2019) and WONCA (2021) and this support from the international research community is much appreciated. This valued endorsement greatly assisted in engaging with the international primary care research community.

The CRISP team is on a mission to improve the reporting of primary care research so that it is more helpful for clinicians, patients, researchers and others.

The final CRISP Statement was published in the Annals of Family Medicine in October 2023. You can view the published checklist online: Improving the Reporting of Primary Care Research: Consensus Reporting Items for Studies in Primary Care—the CRISP Statement | Annals of Family Medicine (annfammed.org)

CRISP CONTRIBUTORS

CRISP Working Group

The CRISP Working Group leads an international, interprofessional, interdisciplinary team aiming to help improve the reporting of primary care research. They have led a five-year research program to:

  • Engage the diverse, worldwide community of producers and users of primary care research.
  • Assess the uses and adequacy of current research reporting in primary care.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the reporting of primary care research.
  • Carry out evidence-based, transparent, explicit, iterative group process to identify needs and recommendations.
  • Identify a consensus list of essential reporting items for primary care research.
  • Develop practical guidelines for use across the many methods, populations, and settings where primary care research is performed, reported, and applied.

CRISP Co-Conveners

William R. Phillips, MD, MPH, FAAFP
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Liz Sturgiss, FRACGP, MPH, MForensMed, BMed, PhD, FHEA
School of Primary and Allied Health Care, Monash University, Notting Hill, Australia

CRISP Working Group members

In alphabetical order:

Paul Glasziou, MBBS, FRACGP, PhD
Bond University, Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Robina, Queensland, Australia

Tim olde Hartman, MD, PhD, FP/GP
Radboud University, Department of Primary and Community Care, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Aaron Orkin, MD, MSc, MPH, CCFP(EM), FRCPC
University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pallavi Prathivadi, PhD, MBBS, BMedSc (Hons), MMed (Pain Mgt), DCH, FRACGP
Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Joanne Reeve, BClinSci, MBChB, MPH, PhD, FRCGP
Institute for Clinical and Applied Health Research, , University of Hull, Hull, UK

Grant M. Russell, MBBS, MFM, FRACGP, PhD
Department of General Practice, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chris van Weel, MD, PhD, FRCGP (Hon), FRACGP (Hon)
Radboud University, Department of Primary and Community Care, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Australia National University College of Health and Medicine, Department of Health Services Research and Policy, Canberra, ACT, Australia

CRISP Resource Group

Peter Lucassen, MD, PhD, FP/GP
Radboud University Medical Centre, The Netherlands.

Frank Moriarty, BSc (Pharm), MPharm, PhD
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Hans van der Wouden, PhD
Department of General Practice, Amsterdam Public Health research institute
Amsterdam UMC – Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands

Contributors

Liesbeth Hunik, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands

Angela Yang, School of Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Trudy Hong, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Sarah E. Rodriguez, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. USA

Naomi MacPherson, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia


ENDORSEMENTS

Organizations

North American Primary Care Research Group – NAPCRG

  • Endorsed CRISP mission and approach – 2018, 2019
  • Endorsed CRISP Checklist – 2023

World Organization of Family Doctors – WONCA

  • Endorsed CRISP mission and approach – 2020, 2021
  • Endorsed CRISP Checklist – 2023

Journals

Watch this space!