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Volume 24 Supplement 1

COVID-19 and beyond – lessons for the future of primary care


Publication of this supplement has not been supported by sponsorship. Information about the source of funding for publication charges can be found in the individual articles. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Edited by Alexandre Gouveia, Omid Dadras, and Antonija Poplas Susič.

  1. General practices have adapted the practice organisation to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article we describe several adjustments in general practices in the field of patient flow managem...

    Authors: Peter P. Groenewegen, Maria van den Muijsenbergh, Ronald Batenburg, Esther Van Poel, Stijn van den Broek, Pierre Vanden Bussche and Sara Willems
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24(Suppl 1):170
  2. The international study PRICOV-19 aims to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the organisation of primary health care. The German part focuses on German general practitioners during the second wave o...

    Authors: Stefanie Stark, Emmily Schaubroeck, Marie Kluge, Larissa Burggraf, Marco Roos, Eve Borowski, Esther Van Poel, Sara Willems, Thomas Kühlein, Susann Hueber and Felix Werner
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24(Suppl 1):207
  3. The SARS-CoV2 pandemic as well as the implementation of public health measures to decrease the spread of the virus re-sparked the call for “virtual” health or “distance” treatments. This paper aimed to assess ...

    Authors: Florian Odilo Stummer, Lisa Voggenberger, Maria de la Cruz Gomez Pellin, Esther van Poel, Sara Willems and Kathryn Hoffmann
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24(Suppl 1):218
  4. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on health systems in Europe and has generated unprecedented challenges for tertiary care. Less is known about the effects on the activities of local family doct...

    Authors: Giulia Delvento, Ala Curteanu, Cristina Rotaru, Esther Van Poel, Sara Willems, Helen Prytherch and Ghenadie Curocichin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24(Suppl 1):221
  5. The COVID-19 pandemic led to huge and rapid changes in general practice in Norway as in the rest of Europe. This paper aims to explore to what extent the COVID-19 pandemic changed the work tasks and organizati...

    Authors: Torunn Bjerve Eide, Esther van Poel, Sara Willems and Frode F. Jacobsen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24(Suppl 1):227
  6. During the Covid-19 pandemic, family medicine practices (FMPs) changed to improve safety against new coronavirus infections for both patients and employees. Protocols for treating patients with suspected Sars-...

    Authors: Maja Cvetko Gomezelj, Špela Miroševič, Alina Verdnik Tajki, Ksenija Tušek Bunc, Esther Van Poel, Sara Willems and Zalika Klemenc-Ketiš
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24(Suppl 1):255
  7. The COVID-19 pandemic immensely impacted care provision, including quality of care in general practice. This paper aimed: (1) to assess how Belgian general practices acted upon the six dimensions of quality of...

    Authors: Esther Van Poel, Pierre Vanden Bussche, Benoît Pétré, Cécile Ponsar, Claire Collins, Michel De Jonghe, Anne-Françoise Donneau, Nicolas Gillain, Michèle Guillaume and Sara Willems
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 24(Suppl 1):282
  8. General practitioners (GPs) have a vital role in reaching out to vulnerable populations during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, they experience many challenges to fulfill this role. This study aim...

    Authors: Dorien Vanden Bossche, Esther Van Poel, Pierre Vanden Bussche, Benoit Petré, Cécile Ponsar, Peter Decat and Sara Willems
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 24(Suppl 1):283
  9. The mental health and well-being of GPs is a critical issue as they play a vital role in providing healthcare services to individuals and communities. Research has shown that GPs often face high levels of stre...

    Authors: Joanna Cholewa, Cecile Ponsar, Ségolène de Rouffignac, Benoit Pétré, Esther Van Poel, Sara Willems and Michel De Jonghe
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 24(Suppl 1):284

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    2.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
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