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  1. The rising global population of older persons with chronic conditions demands new primary care models. Advanced practice nurses (APNs) can help meet that need. In Switzerland, APNs have only recently been intr...

    Authors: Renate Altermatt-von Arb, Hansruedi Stoll, Annette Kindlimann, Dunja Nicca, Elke Lauber, Sandra Staudacher, Monique Sailer Schramm, Franziska Vökt and Franziska Zúñiga
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:26
  2. Primary healthcare (PHC) services are crucial in supporting people who use substances. The aims of this study were to explore the experiences of Aboriginal males in NSW in treatment for substance use about spe...

    Authors: Sara Farnbach, Jamie Fernando, Joe Coyte, Matthew Simms and Maree L. Hackett
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:25
  3. Electronic clinical decision support tools (eCDS) are increasingly available to assist General Practitioners (GP) with the diagnosis and management of a range of health conditions. It is unclear whether the us...

    Authors: Emily Fletcher, Alex Burns, Bianca Wiering, Deepthi Lavu, Elizabeth Shephard, Willie Hamilton, John L. Campbell and Gary Abel
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:23
  4. Healthcare systems may be resilient and adaptive, but they are not fit for purpose in their current state. Increasing threats to health system sustainability have underscored the need to move towards a learnin...

    Authors: Genevieve Dammery, Louise A. Ellis, Kate Churruca, Janani Mahadeva, Francisco Lopez, Ann Carrigan, Nicole Halim, Simon Willcock and Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:22
  5. In recent years, the growing global urbanization and urban population have resulted in the emergence of various health problems unique to urban areas. Therefore, training general practitioners and family physi...

    Authors: Toshichika Mitsuyama, Daisuke Son, Masato Eto and Makoto Kikukawa
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:21
  6. Village doctors in China are not only the gatekeepers of rural residents' health but also the net bottom of the medical security system. However, emotional labour is increasingly threatening the stability of t...

    Authors: Jia Song, Chengxin Fan, Qiusha Li, Anqi Wang, Wanchen Wang, Lifang Zhou, Haiyuan Lv, Dongping Ma, Zhongming Chen and Wenqiang Yin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:19
  7. The study was done to examine the effectiveness of peer-to-peer education on increasing health literacy, knowledge s, and observance of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) health prevention protocols in vulnerable ...

    Authors: Alireza Shoghli, Azam Maleki, Mohammad Reza Masjedi, Mohammadreza Bahrami Hessari and Siavash Khodaei
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:18
  8. On 1 January 2018 a four-year test scheme concerning use of medicinal cannabis (MC) was enacted. It has recently been extended for four more years by the Danish Parliament permitting all Danish physicians to p...

    Authors: F. Rosenbæk, H. Riisgaard, J. B. Nielsen, S. Wehberg, F. B. Waldorff, L. B. Pedersen and J. Søndergaard
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:17
  9. To promote influenza vaccination coverage, a Chinese megacity, Shenzhen provides free influenza vaccination to its residents aged 60 years and above through community health centres (CHCs) since October 2016. ...

    Authors: Yating You, Xiaoheng Li, Shiqiang Jiang, Jing Liang, Pei Xie, Xuan Zou, Gang Liu and Xinxin Han
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:16
  10. Electronic consultation (eConsult) programs are crucial components of modern healthcare that facilitate communication between primary care providers (PCPs) and specialists. eConsults between PCPs and specialis...

    Authors: Douglas Archibald, Rachel Grant, Delphine S. Tuot, Clare Liddy, Justin L. Sewell, David W. Price, Roland Grad, Scott A. Shipman, Craig Campbell, Sheena Guglani, Timothy J. Wood and Erin Keely
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:15
  11. Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used to support general practice in the early detection of disease and treatment recommendations. However, AI systems aimed at alleviating time-consuming administra...

    Authors: Natasha Lee Sørensen, Brian Bemman, Martin Bach Jensen, Thomas B. Moeslund and Janus Laust Thomsen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:14
  12. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are multifactorial requiring multidisciplinary treatment including physiotherapy. General practitioners (GP) have a central role in managing MSDs and mostly solicit physiotherap...

    Authors: M. Peurois, M. Bertin, N. Fouquet, N. Adjeroud, Y. Roquelaure and A. Ramond-Roquin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:13
  13. People with early-onset colorectal cancer, under the age of 50, are more likely to experience diagnostic delay and to be diagnosed at later stages of the disease than older people. Advanced stage diagnosis pot...

    Authors: Klay Lamprell, Diana Fajardo Pulido, Gaston Arnolda, Bróna Nic Giolla Easpaig, Yvonne Tran, Syeda Somyyah Owais, Winston Liauw and Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:12
  14. To address the many challenges health systems and communities face, primary care is constantly searching for new strategies to improve quality of care. One of the strategies is to focus on patients’ personal g...

    Authors: Dagje Boeykens, Reini Haverals, Muhammed Mustafa Sirimsi, Lotte Timmermans, Dominique Van de Velde, Patricia De Vriendt and Pauline Boeckxstaens
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:11
  15. Implementation research to improve hypertension control is scarce in Latin America. We assessed the effectiveness of an intervention aimed at primary care practitioners and hypertensive patients in a setting t...

    Authors: Esteban Londoño Agudelo, Tullia Battaglioli, Addys Díaz Piñera, Armando Rodríguez Salvá, Tom Smekens, Fernando Achiong Estupiñán, Isabel Carbonell García and Patrick Van der Stuyft
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:10
  16. The incidence of chronic diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically been reduced worldwide due to disruptions in healthcare systems. The aim of our study is to analyse the trends in the incidence of...

    Authors: Núria Mora, Francesc Fina, Leonardo Méndez-Boo, Roser Cantenys, Mència Benítez, Nemesio Moreno, Elisabet Balló, Eduardo Hermosilla, Mireia Fàbregas, Carolina Guiriguet, Xavier Cos, Sara Rodoreda, Ariadna Mas, Yolanda Lejardi, Ermengol Coma and Manuel Medina
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:9
  17. This study was aimed to examine the effectiveness of App-assisted self-care in a Beijing community based on intelligent family physician-optimised collaborative model (IFOCM) program. 

    Authors: Fang Xing, Yijia Guo, Nan Xia, Suolei Zhang, Jinfeng Yin, Liyi Qin, Chendi Zhu, Qing Gao, Junnan Jia, Yuesong Zhao, Yousheng Qi and Weimin Li
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:8
  18. Team-based primary care reforms aim to improve care coordination by involving multiple interdisciplinary health professionals in patient care. Team-based primary care may support improved medication management...

    Authors: Nichole Austin, David Rudoler, Sara Allin, Lisa Dolovich, Richard H. Glazier, Agnes Grudniewicz, Elisabeth Martin, Caroline Sirois and Erin Strumpf
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:7
  19. An advanced level medication review service (CMR) is systematically reimbursed and available nationwide in Slovenian primary care since 2016. CMR is performed by clinical pharmacists (CP). Close collaboration ...

    Authors: Urska Nabergoj Makovec, Tanja Tomsic, Mitja Kos, Tea Stegne Ignjatovic and Antonija Poplas Susic
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:6
  20. A new population of older people is growing: the oldest-old. The care of the oldest-old (individuals aged 90 and over) is a new challenge in primary care. This study aimed to analyze the perception of General ...

    Authors: Emile Escourrou, Thomas Joyeux, Matthieu Guilhem, Stéphane Oustric and Virginie Gardette
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:5
  21. Primary care electronic medical records contain clinical-administrative information on a high percentage of the population. Before this information can be used for epidemiological purposes, its quality must be...

    Authors: C. de Burgos-Lunar, I. del Cura-González, J. Cárdenas-Valladolid, P. Gómez-Campelo, J. C. Abánades-Herranz, A. López-de Andrés, M. Sotos-Prieto, V. Iriarte-Campo and M. A. Salinero-Fort
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:4
  22. Being a general practitioner for residents in many care homes may challenge communication with residents, relatives, and care home staff, and potentially lead to lower quality of care. Several countries have t...

    Authors: Line Due Christensen, Linda Huibers, Flemming Bro, Morten Bondo Christensen and Anna Mygind
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:3
  23. Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) is an increasingly important tool in managing hypertension (HTN); however, its efficacy depends on its accuracy. This study aimed to explore the differences between blood ...

    Authors: Katarzyna Nessler, Anna Krztoń-Królewiecka, Anna Suska, Mitchell R. Mann, Michał B. Nessler and Adam Windak
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:2
  24. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most widely prescribed drug classes in the community and at hospital. The significant misuse of PPIs requires the implementation for a deprescribing strategy. Numer...

    Authors: Pauline Gendre, Julie Mocquard, Pascal Artarit, Anicet Chaslerie, Pascal Caillet and Jean-François Huon
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:341
  25. Behavioral treatments can augment the success of pharmacotherapy in smoking cessation. The aim of this study was to compare smoking quit rates between patients receiving individual counseling with their genera...

    Authors: Ilan Yehoshua, Limor Adler, Sharon Alon Hermoni, Miri Mizrahi Reuveni, Avital Bilitzky, Keren Oren and Galia Zacay
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:340
  26. Musculoskeletal pain is one of the leading complaints in the ambulatory setting. There are many ways to treat it, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches. Dry needling (DN) is an option that i...

    Authors: Ilan Yehoshua, Oded Rimon, Miri Mizrahi Reuveni, Roni Peleg and Limor Adler
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:339
  27. Despite the widespread implementation of Health Care for the Homeless programs that focus on comprehensive, integrated delivery systems of health care for people experiencing homelessness, engaging and retaini...

    Authors: Jahanett Ramirez, Liana J. Petruzzi, Timothy Mercer, Lauren E. Gulbas, Katherine R. Sebastian and Elizabeth A. Jacobs
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:338
  28. While rural physicians are the ideal candidates to investigate health and healthcare issues in rural communities, they often lack the required skills, competencies, and resources. As a result, research skills ...

    Authors: Shabnam Asghari, Jonathan Price, Nahid Rahimipour Anaraki, Hensley Hubert Mariathas, Cheri Bethune, Wendy Graham and Andrew Graham
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:337
  29. The prevalence of coronary artery disease is increasing due to the aging population and increasing prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors. Non-acute chest pain often is the first symptom of stable coronary ...

    Authors: Simone van den Bulk, Wouter A. Spoelman, Paul R. M. van Dijkman, Mattijs E. Numans and Tobias N. Bonten
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:336
  30. The COVID-19 pandemic has been pervasive in its impact on all aspects of Canadian society. Along with its pervasiveness, the disease provided unprecedented complexity to the Canadian healthcare infrastructure,...

    Authors: Nahid Rahimipour Anaraki, Meghraj Mukhopadhyay, Yordan Karaivanov, Margo Wilson and Shabnam Asghari
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:335
  31. Though evidence on the detrimental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in nursing homes is vast, research focusing on general practitioners’ (GP) care during the pandemic in nursing homes is still scarce.

    Authors: Anja Kühl, Christian Hering, Wolfram J. Herrmann, Annabell Gangnus, Raphael Kohl, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Adelheid Kuhlmey and Paul Gellert
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:334
  32. The first wave of COVID-19 in Calgary, Alberta accelerated the integration of primary care with the province’s centrally managed health system. This integration aimed to deliver wraparound in-community patient...

    Authors: Fariba Aghajafari, Brian Hansen, Kerry McBrien, Myles Leslie, Alexandra Chiew, Rick Ward, Bing Li and Jia Hu
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:333
  33. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths for both men and women in the U.S., yet uptake of preventive cancer screening for people with a heavy smoking history remains low. This qualitativ...

    Authors: Meghan C. Martinez, Cheryl D. Stults and Jiang Li
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:332
  34. Homelessness is a robust social determinant of acute care service utilization among veterans. Although intensive outpatient programs have been developed for homeless veterans who are high utilizers of acute c...

    Authors: Daniel Blonigen, David Smelson, Jennifer Smith, Nicole Baldwin, D. Keith McInnes, Ivan Raikov, Jillian Weber and Justeen Hyde
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:331
  35. Medicinal cannabis (MC) products have been available on prescription in Australia for around six years. General practitioners (GPs) are at the forefront of MC prescribing and recent years have seen substantial...

    Authors: Zeeta Bawa, Danielle McCartney, Ramesh Manocha and Iain S. McGregor
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:330
  36. Incident depression is associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and increased morbidity and mortality. Treatment of depression with antidepressants and psychotherapy can be beneficial for these patients to...

    Authors: Habiba Jahan, Carla Bernardo, David Gonzalez-Chica, Jill Benson and Nigel Stocks
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:329
  37. During vocational general practice training, the content of each trainee’s (in Australia, registrars’) in-consultation clinical experience is expected to entail a breadth of conditions that exemplify general p...

    Authors: Andrew Davey, Amanda Tapley, Mieke van Driel, Elizabeth Holliday, Alison Fielding, Jean Ball, Katie Mulquiney, Katie Fisher, Neil Spike, Lisa Clarke, Dominica Moad, Anna Ralston, Irena Patsan, Benjamin Mundy, Alexandria Turner, Jordan Tait…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:328
  38. Routinely collected health data from ambulatory care providers offer a wide range of research opportunities. However, the access is often (e.g., technically) hindered, particularly in Germany. In the following...

    Authors: Christoph Strumann, Paul-Georg Blickle, Wolfgang C. G. von Meißner and Jost Steinhäuser
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:327
  39. The STarT MSK cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) investigated the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of risk-based stratified primary care versus usual care for patients with back, neck, shoulder, knee or...

    Authors: Benjamin Saunders, Adrian Chudyk, Joanne Protheroe, Vincent Cooper, Bernadette Bartlam, Hollie Birkinshaw, Nadine E Foster and Jonathan C Hill
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:326
  40. Since COVID-19 emerged, over 514 million COVID-19 cases and 6 million COVID-19-related deaths have been reported worldwide. Older persons receiving home health care often have co-morbidities that require advan...

    Authors: Lina Emmesjö, Jenny Hallgren and Catharina Gillsjö
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:325
  41. To examine the implementation of a physiotherapist-driven spirometry case finding service in primary care to identify new cases of COPD and confirm diagnosis of existing cases of COPD.

    Authors: Lisa Pagano, Sarah Dennis, Sally Wootton, Sriram Mahadev, Andrew S. L. Chan, Nicholas Zwar, Deborah Pallavicini and Zoe McKeough
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:324
  42. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a highly prevalent disease worldwide. A basic pillar for the management of a patient with CKD is the safe use of drugs. Inadequate dosing of medication or contraindicated drugs ...

    Authors: Sonia Ruiz-Boy, Montserrat Rodriguez-Reyes, Joan Clos-Soldevila and Marina Rovira-Illamola
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:323
  43. Prescribing benzodiazepines to patients taking chronic opioid analgesic therapy increases risks of adverse events. In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended avoidance of benzodiazepin...

    Authors: Nancy V. Koch and Richard J. Butterfield III
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:322
  44. Timely initiation of advance care planning (ACP) in general practice is challenging, especially in patients with non-malignant conditions. Our aim was to investigate how perceived optimal timing of ACP initiat...

    Authors: Willemijn Tros, Jenny T. van der Steen, Janine Liefers, Reinier Akkermans, Henk Schers, Mattijs E. Numans, Petra G. van Peet and A. Stef Groenewoud
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:321
  45. In March 2020, Canada implemented restrictions to curb viral transmission of COVID-19, which resulted in abrupt disruptions to conventional (in-person) clinical care. To retain continuity of care the delivery ...

    Authors: Alexander Singer, Leanne Kosowan, Lisa LaBine, Daniel Shenoda, Alan Katz, Elissa M Abrams, Gayle Halas, Sabrina T. Wong, Siddhesh Talpade, Sarah Kirby, Alanna Baldwin and Jose Francois
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:320
  46. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is particularly common in young women and the elderly. The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Copenhagen, Denmark can be reached by calling either of two dedicated telephone line...

    Authors: Jeske Verhoeven, Helle Collatz Christensen, Stig Nikolaj Blomberg, Simone Böbel, Mirjam Scholz and Thomas Krafft
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:319
  47. Mental disorders are frequent in primary care settings, which is challenging for primary care physicians. In Neuchâtel (Switzerland), a Consultation-Liaison psychiatrist integrated three primary care group pra...

    Authors: Konstantinos Tzartzas, Pierre-Nicolas Oberhauser, Régis Marion-Veyron and Stéphane Saillant
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:316

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