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  1. Although early detection of lung cancer through screening is associated with better prognosis, most lung cancers are diagnosed among unscreened individuals. We therefore sought to characterize pathways to lung...

    Authors: Rachel D. McCarty, Mollie E. Barnard, Katherine A. Lawson-Michod, Makelle Owens, Sarah E. Green, Samantha Derzon, Lea Karabegovic, Wallace L. Akerley, Melissa H. Watt, Jennifer A. Doherty and Laurie Grieshober
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:203
  2. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed gaps and areas of need in health care systems. General practitioners (GPs) play a crucial role in the response to COVID-19 and other respiratory infectious diseases (e.g., inf...

    Authors: Manuel Linares, Laura Santos Larregola, Pilar Galicia García de Yébenes and Joaquín Santos Galilea
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:202
  3. In the Netherlands, general practitioners (GPs) play a key role in provider-initiated HIV testing, but opportunities for timely diagnosis are regularly missed. We implemented an educational intervention to imp...

    Authors: Saskia Bogers, Pythia Nieuwkerk, Nynke van Dijk, Maarten Schim van der Loeff, Suzanne Geerlings and Jan van Bergen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:201
  4. Cancer and chronic diseases are a major cost to the healthcare system and multidisciplinary models with access to prevention and screening resources have demonstrated improvements in chronic disease management...

    Authors: Donna Patricia Manca, Carolina Fernandes, Aisha Lofters, Kris Aubrey-Bassler, Melissa Shea-Budgell, Denise Campbell-Scherer, Nicolette Sopcak, Christopher Meaney, Rahim Moineddin, Kerry McBrien, Paul Krueger, Tracy Wong and Eva Grunfeld
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:200
  5. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on older adults were felt throughout the health care system, from intensive care units through to long-term care homes. Although much attention has been paid to hospitals a...

    Authors: Jacobi Elliott, Catherine Tong, Susie Gregg, Sara Mallinson, Anik Giguere, Meaghan Brierley, Justine Giosa, Maggie MacNeil, Don Juzwishin, Joanie Sims-Gould, Kenneth Rockwood and Paul Stolee
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:199
  6. Health systems have a critical role in a multi-sectoral response to domestic violence against women (DVAW). However, the evidence on interventions is skewed towards high income countries, and evidence based in...

    Authors: Loraine J. Bacchus, Ana Flávia Pires Lucas d’Oliveira, Stephanie Pereira, Lilia Blima Schraiber, Janaina Marques de Aguiar, Cecilia Guida Vieira Graglia, Renata Granusso Bonin, Gene Feder and Manuela Colombini
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:198
  7. Advance care planning (ACP) is a process intended to help ensure people receive medical care that is consistent with their values, goals, and preferences during serious and chronic illness. Barriers to impleme...

    Authors: Rachel Z Carter, Monika Ludwig, Angela Gao, Amy Tan, Doris Barwich and Michelle Howard
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:197
  8. Childhood is a critical period for promoting mental wellbeing and previous research suggests that various family-focused mental health promotion and early prevention initiatives are effective. The aim of the s...

    Authors: Emilia W. E. Viklund, Anna K. Forsman and Johanna Nordmyr
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:196
  9. Stress-related disorders have become a major challenge for society and are associated with rising levels of sick leave. The provision of support to facilitate the return to work (RTW) for this patient group is...

    Authors: Anja Beno, Monica Bertilsson, Kristina Holmgren, Kristina Glise, Anders Pousette, Karin Segerfelt and Lisa Björk
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:195
  10. Cardiovascular clinical prediction rules (CPRs) are widely used in primary care. They accumulate research evidence through derivation, external validation, and impact studies. However, existing knowledge about...

    Authors: Jong- Wook Ban, Rafael Perera and Veronika Williams
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:194
  11. During the COVID-19 pandemic, family physicians faced challenges including travel restrictions for patients, lockdowns, diagnostic testing delays, and changing public health guidelines. Given that 95% of Canad...

    Authors: Allan McDougall, Jacqueline H. Fortier, Cathy Zhang, Caroline Ehrat, Kerri Best, Heather Blois and Gary Garber
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:192
  12. Parental psychiatric disorders can have a significant impact on child development and the parent-infant bond, with a high risk of attachment disorders. Early identification of difficulties in the parent–child ...

    Authors: Cécile Ribette, Lucie Rosenthal, Jean-Philippe Raynaud, Ludivine Franchitto and Alexis Revet
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:190
  13. Signposting to web-based interventions is becoming increasingly popular in primary care. Most resources are focused on individuals with clinical problems, but less is known about the uptake of general practice...

    Authors: Emil Rønn Sørensen, Ida Scheel Rasmussen, Gritt Overbeck, Volkert Siersma, Clara Lundmark Appel and Philip Wilson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:189
  14. To evaluate the feasibility and fidelity of implementing and assessing the SOFIA coordinated care program aimed at lowering mortality and increasing quality of life in patients with severe mental illness by im...

    Authors: Katrine Tranberg, Alexandra Jønsson, Tina Due, Volkert Siersma, John Brandt Brodersen, Kristine Bissenbakker, Frederik Martiny, Annette Davidsen, Pia Kürstein Kjellberg, Kevin Doherty, Stewart W. Mercer, Maria Haahr Nielsen, Susanne Reventlow, Anne Møller and Maarten Rozing
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:188
  15. Programs supporting initiatives for children younger than three years are inadequate and not accessible to many families, particularly in resource-limited settings. Many primary caregivers have little knowledg...

    Authors: Elizabeth Wambui, Margaret Nampijja, Kenneth Odhiambo Okelo, Ruth Muendo, Silas Onyango, Elizabeth W. Kimani-Murage and Patricia Kitsao-Wekulo
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:187
  16. Routine blood pressure (BP) self-monitoring is recommended for patients already diagnosed with hypertension. How often these patients can report their BP levels is unknown, particularly in low-and-middle incom...

    Authors: Juan Carlos Villar, Skarlet Marcell Vásquez, Angela Manuela Balcázar, Luz Angela Torres López, Edgar Camilo Barrera and Angélica María Moreno
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:185
  17. Estimates of chronic pain prevalence using coded primary care data are likely to be substantially lower than estimates derived from community surveys. Most primary care studies have estimated chronic pain prev...

    Authors: Nasrin Hafezparast, Ellie Bragan Turner, Rupert Dunbar-Rees, Amoolya Vusirikala, Alice Vodden, Victoria de La Morinière, Katy Yeo, Hiten Dodhia, Stevo Durbaba, Siddesh Shetty and Mark Ashworth
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:184
  18. In British Columbia (BC), rural and remote areas lack proximal access to radiographic services. Poor access to radiographic services in rural settings presents a challenge to timely diagnosis and screening acr...

    Authors: Jude Kornelsen, Hilary Ho, Virginia Robinson and Oron Frenkel
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:183
  19. Mental health problems (MHP) have a considerable negative impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children and their families. A low threshold Health Coaching (HC) program has been introduced to br...

    Authors: Verena Loidl, Karina Hamacher, Martin Lang, Otto Laub, Lars Schwettmann and Eva Grill
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:182

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Primary Care 2023 24:211

  20. In countries where access to Specialist stroke care services are limited, primary care physicians often manage stroke patients and the caregiving family members. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of Stro...

    Authors: Radhiyah Hussin, Aznida Firzah Abdul Aziz, Mohd Fairuz Ali, Ezura Madiana Md Monoto, HS Arvinder-Singh, Alabed Ali Ahmed Alabed, Wan Asyraf Wan Zaidi and Norlinah Mohamed Ibrahim
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:181
  21. Low back pain is one of the most common disabling pathologies in humanity worldwide. Physical exercises have been used in recent decades to reduce the pain, improve the functionality of the lumbar spine and av...

    Authors: Francesc Rubí-Carnacea, Maria Masbernat-Almenara, Carolina Climent-Sanz, Jorge Soler-González, María García-Escudero, Oriol Martínez-Navarro and Fran Valenzuela-Pascual
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:180
  22. Improved management of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has resulted in improved life expectancy for people living with HIV and an ageing population with a significant comorbidity burden. Shared care models,...

    Authors: Juliet Cunningham, Jodie Bailie, Sherridan Warner, Ashleigh Condon, Daniel Cheung, Ariane Minc, Simone Herbert and Natalie Edmiston
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:179
  23. The prevalence of hypertension is high (25.2% in 2012) and there were a large number of patients with hypertension (more than 200 million) in China. Township health centres in rural areas and community health ...

    Authors: Lei Duan, Liang Zhang, Xiang Zhang and Shan Lu
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:178
  24. There have been significant achievements in controlling COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia (SA), but as in most healthcare settings worldwide, health services have been seriously disrupted. Also, with pandemic control m...

    Authors: Alaa Alghamdi, Angus I. G. Ramsay, Ruth Abrams and Julia V. Bailey
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:177
  25. While there is clear evidence that nurses can play a significant role in responding to the needs of populations with chronic conditions, there is a lack of consistency between and within primary care settings ...

    Authors: Emilie Dufour, Jolianne Bolduc, Jérôme Leclerc-Loiselle, Martin Charette, Isabelle Dufour, Denis Roy, Andrée-Anne Poirier and Arnaud Duhoux
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:176
  26. Majority of people with mental health problems attend primary care for support. Interventions that structure consultations have been found effective for physical health conditions and secondary mental health c...

    Authors: Franziska Mosler, Katy Packer, Lauren Jerome and Victoria Bird
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:175
  27. Rapid advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have led to the adoption of AI-driven symptom checkers in primary care. This study aimed to evaluate both patients' and physicians' attitudes towards these to...

    Authors: Angelika Mahlknecht, Adolf Engl, Giuliano Piccoliori and Christian Josef Wiedermann
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:174
  28. Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes are among the largest public health challenges in Sweden. Research indicates that a healthy lifestyle can prevent most cases. The health dialogue is an evidence-based...

    Authors: Sara Alenius, Kjell Olsson, Ena Thomasson and Lina Magnusson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:173
  29. In care substitution services, medical specialists offer brief consultations to provide general practitioners (GPs) with advice on diagnosis, treatment, or hospital referral. When GPs serve as gatekeepers to s...

    Authors: Trijntje Albada, Marjolein Y. Berger, Wim Brunninkhuis, Daphne van Kalken, Karin M. Vermeulen, Robert J. Damstra and Gea A. Holtman
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:171
  30. 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

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

  31. Ovarian cancer (OC) is associated with a poor prognosis, which calls for earlier diagnosis. This study aimed to analyse the health care use in primary care and at hospitals among women with OC compared to non-...

    Authors: Isabella Gringer Rousing, Peter Vedsted, Peter Hjertholm, Per Kallestrup, Marie-Louise Ladegaard Baun and Line Flytkjaer Virgilsen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:169
  32. As integrated care systems are embedded across England there are regions where the integration process has been evaluated and continues to evolve. Evaluation of these integrated systems contributes to our unde...

    Authors: Claire Mitchell, James Higgerson, Abigail Tazzyman and Will Whittaker
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:168
  33. The aims of the “médecin traitant” or referring physician (RP) reform, introduced in France in 2004, were to improve the organisation and quality of care and to allow for greater equity, particularly in terms ...

    Authors: Lisa Ouanhnon, Marie-Eve Rouge Bugat, Vladimir Druel, Pascale Grosclaude and Cyrille Delpierre
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:167
  34. Unmet health-related social needs can influence health outcomes and increase healthcare utilization. There is growing interest in integrating social needs care into healthcare delivery. We conducted an assessm...

    Authors: Jane Jih, Antony Nguyen, Irena Cenzer and Jennifer Morrish
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:166
  35. Inequitable access to personalized breast cancer screening and prevention may compound racial and ethnic disparities in outcomes. The Breast Cancer Personalized Risk Assessment, Education and Prevention (B-PRE...

    Authors: Claire B. King, Brittany L. Bychkovsky, Erica T. Warner, Tari A. King, Rachel A. Freedman, Elizabeth A. Mittendorf, Fisher Katlin, Anna Revette, Danielle M. Crookes, Neil Maniar and Lydia E. Pace
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:165
  36. Arterial hypertension is a high prevalence disease that increase healthcare costs and affects physical activity level. This study aimed to analyse the interrelationship between arterial hypertension, health se...

    Authors: Lionai Lima dos Santos, Jamile Sanches Codogno, Bruna Camilo Turi-Lynch, Monique Yndawe Castanho Araujo, Romulo Araujo Fernandes, Grace Angelica de Oliveira Gomes, Shirley Crankson and Nana Anokye
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:164
  37. Serological testing of patients consulting for typical erythema migrans (EM) is not recommended in European recommendations for diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis (LB). Little is known on the level of adherence of ...

    Authors: Camille Bonnet, Julie Figoni, Cécile Souty, Alexandra Septfons, Sylvie de Martino, Henriette de Valk, Lucie Fournier, Thomas Hanslik, Benoît Jaulhac and Thierry Blanchon
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:163
  38. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) is predominantly managed in primary care, and patients need to be provided with appropriate knowledge and education to understand how to best self-manage their condition. For opt...

    Authors: Lynne Chepulis, Jessie Mellsop-Kupe, Suzanne Moorhouse, Rawiri Keenan, Kimberley Norman and Ryan Paul
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:162
  39. A pilot intervention in a participatory research programme in Québec, Canada, used telephone outreach by volunteer patient navigators to help unattached persons from deprived neighbourhoods attach successfully...

    Authors: Jeannie Haggerty, Mélanie-Ann Smithman, Christine Beaulieu, Mylaine Breton, Émilie Dionne and Virginia Lewis
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:161
  40. In 2019, the World Health Organization, set a target to halve the burden of snakebite, by 2030, and identified ‘health systems strengthening’ as a key pillar of action. In India, the country with most snakebit...

    Authors: Soumyadeep Bhaumik, Robyn Norton and Jagnoor Jagnoor
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:160
  41. Significant challenges remain in the early identification of child developmental disabilities in the community. Implementing supports and services early in the life course has been shown to promote positive de...

    Authors: Josephine Barbaro, Teresa Winata, Melissa Gilbert, Radhika Nair, Feroza Khan, Abbie Lucien, Raisa Islam, Anne Masi, Antonio Mendoza Diaz, Cheryl Dissanayake, Lisa Karlov, Joseph Descallar, John Eastwood, Iqbal Hasan, Bin Jalaludin, Jane Kohlhoff…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:159
  42. Low health literacy (HL) is associated with reduced disease self-management skills, worse health outcomes, an increased number of hospitalizations, more frequent use of the emergency room and less utilization ...

    Authors: Stephanie Stock, Arim Shukri, Sibel Altin, Farah Nawabi, Daniele Civello, Marcus Redaèlli and Adrienne Alayli
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:158
  43. Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent mental health conditions managed predominantly by general practitioners (GPs). This study aimed to examine the management of anxiety by Australian GPs since the introduct...

    Authors: Erin L. Parker, Michelle Banfield, Daniel B. Fassnacht, Christine B. Phillips and Christopher Harrison
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:156
  44. knee complaints are one of the most common reasons to consult the general practitioners in the Netherlands and contribute to the increasing burden on general practitioners. A proportion of patients that are re...

    Authors: Bob J. Evers, Henk J. Schers, Cornelia H. M. van den Ende, Rogier M. Thurlings and Sander Koëter
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:155
  45. Primary care and other health services have been disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the consequences of these service disruptions on patients’ care experiences remain largely unstudied. People with me...

    Authors: Matthew Menear, Arnaud Duhoux, Myreille Bédard, Jean-Sébastien Paquette, Marie Baron, Mylaine Breton, Simon Courtemanche, Savannah Dubé, Stefany Dufour, Martin Fortin, Ariane Girard, Émilie Larouche-Côté, Audrey L’Espérance, Annie LeBlanc, Marie-Eve Poitras, Sophie Rivet…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:154

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