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  1. Solo medical practices in primary healthcare delivery have been abandoned in favor of interdisciplinary teamwork in most Western countries. Dynamics in interdisciplinary teams might however be particularly dif...

    Authors: Charo Rodríguez, Douglas Archibald, Roland Grad, Katya Loban and Kelley Kilpatrick
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:178
  2. Advanced chronic kidney disease (ACKD) is associated with a high risk of adverse cardiovascular and renal events and has a significant impact on quality of life and life expectancy. Several studies have identi...

    Authors: Elena Pintado-Outumuro, Victoria Morin-Fraile, Betlem Salvador-González, Llúcia Benito, Maricel Julve-Ibáñez, M.-Pilar Sancho-Campos, Carolina Alves-Tafur and Iris Lumillo-Gutiérrez
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:177
  3. Community health workers (CHW) are an integral part of primary health care re-engineering in South Africa. Cape Town is developing community-orientated primary care, with a central role for CHWs. Their role in...

    Authors: Lize-Marie Doresha, Williams and Robert Mash
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:176
  4. CARA set out to develop a data-visualisation platform to facilitate general practitioners to develop a deeper understanding of their patient population, disease management and prescribing through dashboards. T...

    Authors: Nathaly Garzón-Orjuela, Heike Vornhagen, Catherine Blake and Akke Vellinga
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:174
  5. Low-quality data presents a significant challenge for community health workers (CHWs) in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Mobile health (mHealth) applications offer a solution by enabling CHWs to recor...

    Authors: Winnifred K. Kansiime, Edwinah Atusingwize, Rawlance Ndejjo, Emmanuel Balinda, Moses Ntanda, Richard K. Mugambe and David Musoke
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:173
  6. The growth of medical knowledge and patient care complexity calls for improved clinician access to evidence-based resources. This study aimed to explore the primary care clinicians’ preferences for, barriers t...

    Authors: Mauricette Moling Lee, Wern Ee Tang, Helen Elizabeth Smith and Lorainne Tudor Car
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:172
  7. The landscape of general practice has experienced notable transformations in recent decades, profoundly influencing the working conditions of general practitioners (GPs). This study aimed to examine the most s...

    Authors: Anne Schrimpf, Elisabeth Scheiwe and Markus Bleckwenn
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:171
  8. Authors: Anusha Manoharan, Megat Muhammad Harris, Beh Hooi Chin, Koh Wen Ming, Zamzurina Asmuee, Norafini Salamon, Jerampang Pefer, H. Radhiyah, M. Nadia Hamimmah, Susan Goldstein, Shamala Ramasamy and Chandrashekhar T. Sreeramareddy
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:170

    The original article was published in BMC Primary Care 2024 25:95

  9. The PRICOV-19 study aimed to assess the organization of primary health care (PHC) during the COVID-19 pandemic in 37 European countries and Israel; and its impact on different dimensions of quality of care. In...

    Authors: Efthalia Tsampouri, Konstantina Kapetaniou, Aristea Missiou, Maria Bakola, Sara Willems, Esther Van Poel and Athina Tatsioni
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 24(Suppl 1):287

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 24 Supplement 1

  10. Many adolescent males visit a general practitioner regularly, yet many report unmet health needs and negative experiences. This indicates a gap between provided healthcare and the needs of adolescent males. In...

    Authors: Johanna Haraldsson, Linus Johnsson, Ylva Tindberg, Per Kristiansson and Lena Nordgren
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:169
  11. The PaRIS survey, an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), aims to assess health systems performance in delivering primary care by measuring the care experiences and ...

    Authors: Janika Bloemeke-Cammin, Oliver Groene, Marta Ballester, Frederico Guanais, Peter Groenewegen, Candan Kendir, Ian Porter, Amun Rehsi, Mieke Rijken, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Rosa Suñol, Jose Maria Valderas, Rachel Williams and Michael van den Berg
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:168
  12. In Australia, motor vehicle crashes (MVC)-related health data are available from insurance claims and hospitals but not from primary care settings. This study aimed to identify the frequency of MVC-related con...

    Authors: Carla Bernardo, Elizabeth Hoon, David Alejandro Gonzalez-Chica, Oliver Frank, Sean Black-Tiong and Nigel Stocks
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:167
  13. Understanding how the general practice medical workforce defines cultural safety may help tailor education and training to better enable community-determined culturally safe practice. This project seeks to exp...

    Authors: Kay Brumpton, Hannah Woodall, Rebecca Evans, Henry Neill, Tarun Sen Gupta, Lawrie McArthur and Raelene Ward
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:166
  14. Performing cardiovascular and cancer screenings in target populations can reduce mortality. Visiting a General Practitioner (GP) once a year is related to an increased likelihood of preventive care. The aim of...

    Authors: Sara Ares-Blanco, Juan A. López-Rodríguez, Elena Polentinos-Castro and Isabel del Cura-González
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:165
  15. Technological burden and medical complexity are significant drivers of clinician burnout. Electronic health record(EHR)-based population health management tools can be used to identify high-risk patient popula...

    Authors: Jane Wang, Lucinda Leung, Nicholas Jackson, Michael McClean, Danielle Rose, Martin L. Lee and Susan E. Stockdale
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:164
  16. Primary Health Care (PHC) has been key element in detection, monitoring and treatment of COVID-19 cases in Spain. We describe how PHC practices (PCPs) organized healthcare to guarantee quality and safety and, ...

    Authors: Alba Gallego-Royo, Inés Sebastián Sánchez, Leticia-Ainhoa Sanz-Astier, Antoni Peris-Grao, Nuria Freixenet-Guitart, Jose Angel Maderuelo-Fernández, Rosa Magallón-Botaya, Bárbara Oliván-Blázquez, Esther Van Poel, Sara Willems, Sara Ares-Blanco and María Pilar Astier-Peña
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 24(Suppl 1):286

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 24 Supplement 1

  17. Food insecurity (FI) is associated with negative health outcomes and increased healthcare utilization. Rural populations face increased rates of FI and encounter additional barriers to achieving food security....

    Authors: Kayla E. Jordanova, Arvind Suresh, Chelsey R. Canavan, Tiffany D’cruze, Alka Dev, Maureen Boardman and Meaghan A. Kennedy
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:163
  18. Interprofessional primary care teams (IPCTs) work together to enhance care. Despite evidence on the benefits of IPCTs, implementation remains challenging. This research aims to 1) identify and prioritize barri...

    Authors: Amy Grant, Rachel Giacomantonio, Kelly Lackie, Adrian MacKenzie, Elizabeth Jeffers, Julia Kontak, Emily Gard Marshall, Susan Philpott, Debbie Sheppard-LeMoine, Elizabeth Lappin, Alice Bruce, Amy Mireault, Deanna Beck, Lindsay Cormier and Ruth Martin-Misener
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:162
  19. Mastitis is a common reason new mothers visit their general practitioner (GP). In Australia, the Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic provides practical advice to GPs managing a range of infections, including masti...

    Authors: Lisa H. Amir, Sharinne B. Crawford, Meabh Cullinane and Luke E. Grzeskowiak
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:161
  20. The advanced access (AA) model is among the most recommended innovations for improving timely access in primary care (PC). AA is based on core pillars such as comprehensive planning for care needs and supply, ...

    Authors: Marie-Ève Boulais, Nadia Deville-Stoetzel, François Racine-Hemmings, David Perrier, Élisabeth Martin, Étienne Boyer-Richard, Raffaele Di Zazzo, Eve Labbe, Mylaine Breton and Isabelle Gaboury
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:160
  21. Healthcare costs are rising worldwide. At the same time, a considerable proportion of care does not benefit or may even be harmful to patients. We aimed to explore attitudes towards low-value care and identify...

    Authors: Aleksi Raudasoja, Kari A. O. Tikkinen, Benedetta Bellini, Eliana Ben-Sheleg, Moriah E Ellen, Paolo Francesconi, Muaad Hussien, Yuki Kaji, Eleni Karlafti, Shunzo Koizumi, Emir Ouahrani, Muna Paier-Abuzahra, Christos Savopoulos, Ulrike Spary-Kainz, Jorma Komulainen and Raija Sipilä
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:159
  22. The deployment of the mental health nurse, an additional healthcare provider for individuals in need of mental healthcare in Dutch general practices, was expected to substitute treatments from general practiti...

    Authors: Jesper T. Dros, Christel E. van Dijk, Koen B.E. Böcker, Lotte C.J.A.F Bruins Slot, Robert A. Verheij, Bert R. Meijboom, Jan-Willem Dik and Isabelle Bos
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:158
  23. High blood pressure variability (BPV) increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and may be better prognostic factor than blood pressure. Depressive mood is a common symptom among patients visiting primary c...

    Authors: Ga Hee Lee, Jung Ah Lee, Sung Sunwoo and Young Sik Kim
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:157
  24. Medical assistants are essential for the healthcare system. However, they face several working demands every day, for which they need resources to cope. While several studies show that humour can be a resource...

    Authors: Julia Raecke and René T. Proyer
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:156
  25. Huntington’s disease (HD) has substantial impact on patients and carers’ lives. Managing patients in the advanced phase of HD may be challenging to primary health care professionals. The aim of this study is t...

    Authors: Marleen R. van Walsem, Emilie I. Howe, Nada Andelic and Jan C. Frich
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:155
  26. This research aimed to identify the fundamental and geographic characteristics of the primary healthcare personnel mobility in Nanning from 2000 to 2021 and clarify the determinants that affect their transitio...

    Authors: Xinyi Xu, Jingyi Huang, Xiaoqian Zhao, Yumin Luo, Linxuan Wang, Yishan Ge, Xingyin Yu and Pinghua Zhu
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:154
  27. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) synthesize high-quality information to support evidence-based clinical practice. In primary care, numerous CPGs must be integrated to address the needs of patients with mult...

    Authors: Carolina Fernandes, Denise Campbell-Scherer, Aisha Lofters, Eva Grunfeld, Kris Aubrey-Bassler, Heidi Cheung, Katherine Latko, Wendy Tink, Richard Lewanczuk, Melissa Shea-Budgell, Ruth Heisey, Tracy Wong, Huiming Yang, Sakina Walji, Margo Wilson, Elizabeth Holmes…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:153
  28. Action on the social determinants of health is important to strengthen primary health care and promote access among underserved populations. We report on findings from stakeholder consultations undertaken at o...

    Authors: Darene Toal-Sullivan, Simone Dahrouge, Johanna Tesfaselassie and Laura Olejnik
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:152
  29. Australian government strategies and frameworks have been developed in recent years to encourage the integration and coordination of primary care delivery; including patient-centred approaches to clinical and ...

    Authors: Amie Steel, Hope Foley, Kim Graham, Joanna Harnett and Jon Adams
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:151
  30. The aim of our study is to analyse the trends in the diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Authors: Carolina Guiriguet, Mireia Alberny, Núria Mora, Oriol Rebagliato, Carme Roca, Francesc Fina, Mireia Fàbregas, Mència Benítez, Mariam de la Poza, Manuel Medina, Souhel Flayeh, David Pedrazas, Montserrat Sabatés and Ermengol Coma
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:150
  31. The impact of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) on the quality of life of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has been rarely reported. Additionally, the challenges faced by these patients in se...

    Authors: ZiYan An, QiWei Zhou, JinPeng Shao, ShuWei Xiao, Kun Zhao, WenJie Wei, YangYang Wu, Yong Song, Qing Yuan, WeiJun Fu and Xu Zhang
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:149
  32. Lifestyle changes, especially regarding diet quality and physical activity, are important in the management of type 2 diabetes (T2D). This mixed-methods study explores self-initiated lifestyle changes in patie...

    Authors: Elske L. van den Burg, Marjolein P. Schoonakker, Bregje Korpershoek, Lara E. Sommeling, Carlijn A. Sturm, Hildo J. Lamb, Hanno Pijl, Mattijs E. Numans, Marieke A. Adriaanse and Petra G. van Peet
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:148
  33. With an aging population and a growing prevalence of people living with dementia, the demand for best-practice dementia care in general practice increases. There is an opportunity to better utilise the nurse r...

    Authors: Caroline Gibson, Dianne Goeman, Dimity Pond, Mark Yates and Alison Hutchinson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:147
  34. Family violence, which includes intimate partner abuse, child abuse, and elder abuse, is a serious public health concern. Primary healthcare (PHC) offers a vital opportunity to identify and address family viol...

    Authors: Stephanie Montesanti, Anika Sehgal, Lubna Zaeem, Carrie McManus, Suzanne Squires and Peter Silverstone
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:146
  35. The health of women is of particular concern because they often have greater health needs than men and many women still lack access to quality healthcare services, preventing their ability to attain the best p...

    Authors: Geetha Jeganathan, Sampath Kumar Srinivasan, Senthilkumar Ramasamy and Pitchaimani Govindharaj
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:145
  36. Indigenous patients often present with complex health needs in clinical settings due to factors rooted in a legacy of colonization. Healthcare systems and providers are not equipped to identify the underlying ...

    Authors: Anika Sehgal, Rita Henderson, Adam Murry, Lynden (Lindsay) Crowshoe and Cheryl Barnabe
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:144
  37. Previous systematic reviews suggest that nurse-led interventions improve short-term blood pressure (BP) control for people with hypertension. However, the long-term effects, adverse events, and appropriate tar...

    Authors: Masami Ito, Aran Tajika, Rie Toyomoto, Hissei Imai, Masatsugu Sakata, Yukiko Honda, Sanae Kishimoto, Memori Fukuda, Noboru Horinouchi, Ethan Sahker and Toshi A. Furukawa
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:143
  38. Annually, the French Ministry of Health funds clinical research projects based on a national call for projects. Since 2013, the Ministry has prioritized funding of primary care. Projects selected for funding a...

    Authors: Jordan Scheer, Taylor Leroy, Sylvie Guillo, Florence Tubach, Antoine Rozès, Amandine Verga-Gérard, Francis Guillemin, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre and Anthony Chapron
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:142
  39. In recent years, proactive strengths-based approaches to improving quality of care have been advocated. The positive deviance approach seeks to identify and learn from those who perform exceptionally well. Cen...

    Authors: Roisin O’Malley, Paul O’Connor and Sinéad Lydon
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:141
  40. In recent years, health systems have expanded the focus on health equity to include health-related social needs (HRSNs) screening. Community health workers (CHWs) are positioned to address HRSNs by serving as ...

    Authors: Kevin P. Fiori, Samantha Levano, Jessica Haughton, Renee Whiskey-LaLanne, Andrew Telzak, Hemen Muleta, Kavita Vani, Earle C. Chambers and Andrew Racine
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:140
  41. The World Health Organization has called for improved surveillance of self-harm and suicide attempts worldwide to benefit suicide prevention programs. International comparisons of registrations are lacking, ho...

    Authors: Sarah Grube Jakobsen, Pernille Tanggaard Andersen, Jens Lauritsen, Christina Petrea Larsen, Elsebeth Stenager and Erik Christiansen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:139
  42. Primary care physicians often lack resources and training to correctly diagnose and manage chronic insomnia disorder. Tools supporting chronic insomnia diagnosis and management could fill this critical gap. A ...

    Authors: Hugh Selsick, Anna Heidbreder, Jason Ellis, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Diego García-Borreguero, Chrysoula Leontiou, Michael S.B. Mak, David O’Regan and Liborio Parrino
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:138
  43. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs) are a variety of conditions that affect different parts of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and can cause orofacial pain and functional impairment. This study aims to...

    Authors: Muhammad Taqi, Syed Jaffar Abbas Zaidi, Saad uddin Siddiqui, Babar Zia and Maria Khadija Siddiqui
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:137
  44. Self-management education programmes are cost-effective in helping people with type 2 diabetes manage their diabetes, but referral and attendance rates are low. This study reports on the effectiveness of the E...

    Authors: Melanie J Davies, Danielle H Bodicoat, Alan Brennan, Simon Dixon, Helen Eborall, Agnieszka Glab, Laura J Gray, Michelle Hadjiconstantinou, Lisa Huddlestone, Nicky Hudson, Anju Keetharuth, Kamlesh Khunti, Graham Martin, Alison Northern, Rebecca Pritchard, Sally Schreder…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:136
  45. Engaging patients and community members in healthcare implementation, research and evaluation has become more popular over the past two decades. Despite the growing interest in patient engagement, there is sca...

    Authors: Linda Zittleman, John M. Westfall, Danelle Callen, Alisha M. Herrick, Carolina Nkouaga, Matthew Simpson, L. Miriam Dickinson, Douglas Fernald, Arthur Kaufman, Aimee F. English, W. Perry Dickinson and Donald E. Nease Jr
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:135
  46. The prevalence of persons with complex needs in Singapore is rising. Poor understanding of what constitutes complexity impedes the identification of care gaps and development of interventions to improve care f...

    Authors: Jing Sheng Quek, Eng Sing Lee, Lian Leng Low and Sabrina Kay Wye Wong
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:134
  47. Village doctors are the main health service providers in China’s rural areas. Compared with other rural groups, they will have a sense of relative deprivation, which has an impact on their practice mentality a...

    Authors: Qiusha Li, Zixuan Zhao, Chunxiao Yang, Bei Lu, Chenxiao Yang, Jiahui Qiao, Dongmei Huang, Zhongming Chen and Wenqiang Yin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:133
  48. Patients’ ideas, concerns, and expectations are three important concepts in consultation techniques. Limited studies on these concepts include responses from both health care providers and care recipients of t...

    Authors: Andreas Oster, Eivor Wiking, Gunnar H Nilsson and Christina B Olsson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:128

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