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Trust and mistrust in primary care

Guest Editors
Derek T. Dangerfield II, PhD, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, USA
Achim Mortsiefer, PhD, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany

Submission Status: Open until 15 January 2025

Managing neurodegenerative disease in primary care

Guest Editors
Sabine Bayen, MD, PhD, University of Lille, France
Soo Borson, MD, University of Southern California, USA

Submission Status: Open until 14 November 2024

Prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in primary care

Guest Editors:
Gup Iloh: Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Nigeria, and Rhema University, Nigeria
Csaba Móczár: Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Submission Status: Open until 28 May 2024

The future of primary care: innovations, challenges, and opportunities

Guest Editors:
Filipe Prazeres: University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Mohamud A. Verjee: Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar

Submission Status: Open until 20 May 2024

The role of community health workers in primary care

Guest Editors:
Indiran Govender: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Lisa R Hirschhorn, MD MPH: Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, United States
Joseph Mumba Zulu: School of Public Health, University of Zambia, Zambia

Submission Status: Open until 13 May 2024


Mental health in primary care

Guest Editors:
Marisa Sklar:
 IN STEP Children’s Mental Health Research Center, UC San Diego ACTRI Dissemination and Implementation Science Center (DISC), Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC), University of California San Diego, San Diego, United States
Courtney Benjamin Wolk: Penn Center for Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry, Mental Health Implementation Research at the Penn Implementation Science Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States

Frailty in primary care

Guest Editors:
Kristiana Ludlow: Centre for Health Services Research, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Queensland, Australia
Natasha Reid: Centre for Health Services Research, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Queensland, Australia
Oliver M Todd: Clinical Lecturer, Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Hakan Yaman: Anatolia Hospital, Hakan Yaman, Türkiye

Outpatient management of the kidney patient for the primary care practitioner

Guest Editors:
Bernard G Jaar, MD, MPH: Nephrologist, Epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Sumeska ThavarajahNephrologist at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
David S. Weisman: Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Multimorbidity in primary care

Guest Editors:
Lloyd D Hughes: 
NHS Tayside, United Kingdom
Filipe Prazeres: University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Ingmar Schäfer: University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Jean Karl Soler: European General Practice Research Network, Malta


Thematic Series

Impact of Comorbidity and multimorbidity on primary care practice
BMC Family Practice
This ongoing thematic series will examine the breadth of comorbidity and multimorbidity research and their impact on clinical practice. We invite contributions reporting different research methods to add to the literature, including clinical trials, epidemiological and qualitative studies.
Edited by Dr. Carolyn Chew-Graham
Last updated: 24 November 2015

Cross Journal Collection

The Many Meanings of 'Quality' in Healthcare: Interdisciplinary Perspective
Edited by: Dr Deborah Swinglehurst
Collection published: 23 April 2015
Last updated: 3 July 2015


Cross Journal Collection

Reviewer Acknowledgements 2013
Collection published: 26 February 2014
Last updated: 31 March 2014

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