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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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

  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a global public health problem, but the onset can be delayed or prevented with adequate intervention in individuals with increased risk. Therefore, a major challenge in general practic...

    Authors: Hilde Kristin Refvik Riise, Marit Graue, Jannicke Igland, Kåre I. Birkeland and Beate-Christin Hope Kolltveit
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:151
  23. Trust occurs when persons feel they can be vulnerable to others because of the sincerity, benevolence, truthfulness and sometimes the competence they perceive. This project examines the various types of trust ...

    Authors: Allen F. Shaughnessy, Andrea Vicini, SJ, Mary Zgurzynski, Monica O’Reilly-Jacob and Ashley P. Duggan
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:150
  24. The current uptake of many vaccinations recommended for persons aged 60 and older is unsatisfactory in Germany. Lack of confidence in the safety and efficacy of vaccinations, lack of knowledge and insecurities...

    Authors: Sarah A. K. Uthoff, Anna Zinkevich, Dominika Franiel, Maike Below, Helene Splieth, Julia Iwen, Marc Biedermann, Dorothee Heinemeier and Lena Ansmann
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:148
  25. In their paper “Challenges with international medical graduate selection: finding positive attributes predictive of success in family medicine residency,” (BMC Prim Care 23(256):2–9, 2022) the authors report o...

    Authors: Malcolm M. MacFarlane, Rosemary Pawliuk and Laura Blew
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:147
  26. Primary care providers (PCPs) are well-situated to delivery primary palliative care such as advance care planning (ACP). The aim of this work is to identify practice characteristics, including features found i...

    Authors: Molly A. Nowels, David Nowels, Julia Sheffler and Hillary D. Lum
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:146
  27. Legal cannabis is available in more than half of the United States. Health care professionals (HCPs) rarely give recommendations on dosing or safety of cannabis due to limits imposed by policy and lack of know...

    Authors: Deepika E. Slawek, Andrew D. Althouse, Robert Feldman, Julia H. Arnsten, Hailey W. Bulls, Jane M. Liebschutz, Shannon M. Nugent, Steven R. Orris, Rebecca Rohac, Joanna L. Starrels, Benjamin J. Morasco, Devan Kansagara and Jessica S. Merlin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:145
  28. Patient activation refers to patients’ knowledge, confidence, skills, ability, beliefs, and willingness to manage their health and healthcare. Patient activation is an essential component of self-management an...

    Authors: Ingvild Hernar, Marit Graue, Jannicke Igland, David A. Richards, Hilde Kristin Refvik Riise, Anne Haugstvedt and Beate-Christin Hope Kolltveit
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:144
  29. Evidence suggests that management of people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in primary care has been suboptimal, in particular, with low referral rates to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). The a...

    Authors: Lisa Pagano, Sarah Dennis, Sally Wootton, Andrew S. L. Chan, Nicholas Zwar, Sriram Mahadev, Deborah Pallavicini and Zoe McKeough
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:142
  30. Despite a high asthma burden in Kenya, insights into asthma management practices, including prescription of short-acting β2-agonists (SABAs), are lacking. Therefore, this study describes patient demographics, dis...

    Authors: Jeremiah Chakaya, Jared Mecha and Maarten Beekman
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:141
  31. Health care providers have reported low knowledge, skill, and confidence for discussing movement behaviours (i.e., physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep), which may be improved with the use of tool...

    Authors: Tamara L. Morgan, Emma Faught, Amanda Ross-White, Michelle S. Fortier, Mary Duggan, Rahul Jain, Kirstin N. Lane, Amanda Lorbergs, Kaleigh Maclaren, Taylor McFadden and Jennifer R. Tomasone
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:140
  32. An increased focus on quality and patient safety has led to the evolution of hospitalists. The number of hospitalists covering ward and outpatient care is on the rise in Japan. However, it is unclear what role...

    Authors: Taiju Miyagami, Taro Shimizu, Shunsuke Kosugi, Yohei Kanzawa, Kazuya Nagasaki, Hiroyuki Nagano, Toru Yamada, Kazutoshi Fujibayashi, Gautam A. Deshpande, Flora Kisuule, Susumu Tazuma and Toshio Naito
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:139
  33. Vietnam aims for 95% of commune health stations (CHSs) to have functional hypertension management programs by 2025. However, limited resources may impede the Central Highland region health system from achievin...

    Authors: Thang Nghia Hoang, Thuy Phuong Nguyen, Mai Phuong Pham, Hue Kim Le Nguyen, Hieng H, Y Dech Buonya, Tram Dinh Le and Chaisiri Angkurawaranon
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:138
  34. Any disruption in continuity of care for patients with chronic conditions can lead to poor outcomes for the patients as well as great damage for the community and the health system. This study aims to determin...

    Authors: Abbasali Dehghani Tafti, Azadeh Fatehpanah, Ibrahim Salmani, Mohammad Amin Bahrami, Hossien Tavangar, Hossien Fallahzadeh, Ali Ahmadi Tehrani, Sajjad Bahariniya and Gholamreza Ahmadi Tehrani
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:137
  35. Deprescribing can be a challenging and complex process, particularly for early career doctors such as primary care trainees. To date, there is limited data from patients’ and doctors’ perspectives regarding th...

    Authors: Sheron Sir Loon Goh, Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Siti Nurkamilla Ramdzan and Kit Mun Tan
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:136
  36. Screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) is appealing because AF is common, when undiagnosed may increase stroke risk, and stroke is preventable with anticoagulants. This study assessed patient and primary care ...

    Authors: Steven J. Atlas, Jeffrey M. Ashburner, Yuchiao Chang, Leila H. Borowsky, Patrick T. Ellinor, David D. McManus, Steven A. Lubitz and Daniel E. Singer
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:135
  37. Chronic pain is among the most common conditions presenting to primary care and guideline-based care faces several challenges. A novel pain management program, Video-Telecare Collaborative Pain Management (VCP...

    Authors: Daniel G. Rogers, Joseph W. Frank, Danielle M. Wesolowicz, Charlotte Nolan, Allison Schroeder, Caroline Falker, Audrey Abelleira, Brent A. Moore, William C. Becker and Sara N. Edmond
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:134
  38. The Quintuple aim explicitly includes ‘health and wellbeing of the care team’ as requirement for the care of patients. Therefore, we examined working conditions, work engagement and health status of profession...

    Authors: Veerle Buffel, Muhammed Mustafa Sirimsi, Patricia De Vriendt, Dominique Van de Velde and Lies Lahousse
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:133
  39. Multimorbidity management can be extremely challenging in patients with dementia. This study aimed to elucidate the approaches of primary care physicians in Japan and the United States (US) in managing multimo...

    Authors: Shinji Tsunawaki, Michiko Abe, Melissa DeJonckheere, Christine T. Cigolle, Kristin K. Philips, Ellen B. Rubinstein, Masakazu Matsuda, Michael D. Fetters and Machiko Inoue
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:132
  40. The adoption of digital health technologies can improve the quality of care for polypharmacy patients, if the underlying complex implementation mechanisms are better understood. Context effects play a critical...

    Authors: Sara Söling, Ibrahim Demirer, Juliane Köberlein-Neu, Kira Isabel Hower, Beate Sigrid Müller, Holger Pfaff and Ute Karbach
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:131
  41. Primary care physicians (PCPs) play an indispensable role in providing comprehensive care and referring patients for specialty care and other medical services. As the COVID-19 outbreak disrupts patient access ...

    Authors: Yun Wang, Jianwei Zheng, Todd Schneberk, Yu Ke, Alexandre Chan, Tao Hu, Jerika Lam, Mary Gutierrez, Ivan Portillo, Dan Wu, Chih-Hung Chang, Yang Qu, Lawrence Brown and Michael B. Nichol
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:130
  42. The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing globally. Early diagnosis in primary care may have a role in ensuring proper intervention. We aimed to determine the prevalence and outcome of CKD i...

    Authors: Rikke Borg, Margit Kriegbaum, Mia Klinten Grand, Bent Lind, Christen Lykkegaard Andersen and Frederik Persson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:128
  43. Exercise is the recommended first-line therapy for a degenerative meniscal tear (DMT). Despite this, knee pain attributed to DMTs are a common presentation to specialist orthopaedic clinics. In the primary car...

    Authors: Helen O’Leary, Katie Robinson, Liam Glynn, Brian Lenehan and Karen McCreesh
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:127

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