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  1. The rising prevalence of prediabetes increases the population risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Early identification by General Practitioners (GPs) provide...

    Authors: Andrew Leigh, Jennifer Hunter, Christopher Harrison, Helena Britt and Eugen Molodysky
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:292
  2. Hypertension and diabetes are chronic noncommunicable diseases ranked among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in resource-limited settings. Interventions based on patient empowerment (PE) have been...

    Authors: Amélie Mogueo, Barthelemy Kuate Defo and Jean Claude Mbanya
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:291
  3. Family practice registered nurses co-managing patient care as healthcare professionals in interdisciplinary primary care teams have been shown to improve access, continuity of care, patient satisfaction, and c...

    Authors: Maria Mathews, Sarah Spencer, Lindsay Hedden, Julia Lukewich, Marie-Eve Poitras, Emily Gard Marshall, Judith Belle Brown, Shannon Sibbald and Alison A. Norful
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:290
  4. Remote consultations were common in general practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may have affected access to GP care for people with low socio-economic status: this group has a high prevalence ...

    Authors: S. Sana, J. Kollmann, T. Magnée, I. Merkelbach, S. Denktaş and P. L. Kocken
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:289
  5. The aging of the population has made the health problems of the elderly increasingly prominent, and their health needs are increasing. Existing studies on health resource integration approaches are mostly inco...

    Authors: Li Gao, Bing Wang, Xiaohong Yang, Yongliang Pan, Wenming Feng, Xuedan Pei, Yanfang Fan and Bing Liu
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:288
  6. Antibiotic dispensing without prescription is a major determinant of the emergence of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) which has impact on population health and cost of healthcare delivery. This study used simul...

    Authors: Pendo M. Ndaki, Martha F. Mushi, Joseph R. Mwanga, Eveline T. Konje, Stella Mugassa, Msilikale W. Manyiri, Stanley M. Mwita, Nyanda E. Ntinginya, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Katherine Keenan, Wilber Sabiiti, Mike Kesby, Fernando Benitez-Paez, Alison Sandeman, Matthew T. G. Holden and Stephen E. Mshana
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:287
  7. Measuring and addressing the disparity between access to healthcare resources and underlying health needs of populations is a prominent focus in health policy development. More recently, the fair distribution ...

    Authors: Cristina Mannie, Stefan Strydom and Hadi Kharrazi
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:286
  8. People post-stroke are at risk of not being able to participate in valued activities. It is important that rehabilitation professionals prepare people post-stroke for the transition home and provide needed sup...

    Authors: Dinja J. van der Veen, Sandra Jellema, Philip J. van der Wees, Maud J. L. Graff, Bert J. M. de Swart and Esther M. J. Steultjens
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:285
  9. Strongyloides stercoralis is widespread; however, there is limited information on its prevalence owing to laboratory underestimation and low clinical manifestations. The Baermann method and agar culture stand ou...

    Authors: Ivana Camacho-Alvarez, Elia M. Chavez-Mamani, Goyens Philippe, Jenny M. Luizaga-López, Mary Cruz Torrico, Laurent Gétaz and Frédérique Jacobs
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:284
  10. To promote improved coordination between general practice and hospital, the French clinical trial CREDO (“Concertation de REtour à DOmicile”) is testing an innovative experimental consultation for patients wit...

    Authors: Laëtitia Gimenez, Vladimir Druel, Anastasia Bonnet, Cyrille Delpierre, Pascale Grosclaude and Marie-Eve Rouge-Bugat
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:283
  11. To investigate the effects of intensive family-centered health education on the awareness rate, diagnosis, and treatment of post-stroke depression (PSD) in community families.

    Authors: Hao Wang, Shuchao Pan, Qiwu Xu and Ting Ding
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:282
  12. Cancer and dementia are common in older people and management of the conditions as comorbidities can be challenging, yet little is known about the size or characteristics of this group. We aimed to estimate th...

    Authors: Michelle Collinson, Ellen Mason, Rachael Kelley, Alys Griffiths, Laura Ashley, Ann Henry, Hayley Inman, Fiona Cowdell, June Hennell, Liz Jones, Maria Walsh, Margaret Ogden, Amanda Farrin and Claire Surr
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:281
  13. Older patients using antihypertensive medication may experience Adverse Drug Events (ADEs), and thus benefit from deprescribing. The lack of a practical protocol may hamper deprescribing. Therefore, we aimed t...

    Authors: Dimokrat Hassan, Jorie Versmissen, Karin Hek, Liset van Dijk and Patricia M. L. A. van den Bemt
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:280
  14. In primary care, patients increasingly face difficult decisions related to complex care needs (multimorbidity, polypharmacy, mental health issues, social vulnerability and structural barriers). There is a need...

    Authors: Mathieu Bujold, Pierre Pluye and France Légaré
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:279
  15. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a progressive disease often associated with comorbidities that complicate the management of T2D and affect the achievement of treatment targets. However, adherence to guidelines and in...

    Authors: Nazma Akter Nazu, Katja Wikström, Marja-Leena Lamidi, Jaana Lindström, Hilkka Tirkkonen, Päivi Rautiainen and Tiina Laatikainen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:278
  16. Chagas is a public health problem, especially in Latin America, exacerbated by migratory movements and increasing urbanization. Argentina is among the countries with the highest estimated prevalence in the reg...

    Authors: Karen Klein, Javier Roberti, Mariel Rouvier, Maria Belizan, Maria Luisa Cafferata, Amanda Mabel Berrueta and Juan Pedro Alonso
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:277
  17. To investigate how useful the Intermed-Self Assessment (IMSA) questionnaire and its components were for identifying which patient candidates would benefit most from case management (CM) in general practice.

    Authors: Christine Cohidon, Emilie Gallay, Pascal Wild, Friedrich Stiefel, Céline Bourquin and Nicolas Senn
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:276
  18. Tonsillopharyngitis is one of the most frequently observed upper respiratory tract infections, for which antibiotics are prescribed in ambulatory care. In most cases, tonsillopharyngitis is benign and self-lim...

    Authors: Ieva Rutkovska, Zane Linde-Ozola and Elita Poplavska
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:275
  19. Knowledge on the course, disability and functionality of wrist complaints is still compendious in primary care guidelines, despite the high prevalence in primary care. Valid questionnaires can facilitate the m...

    Authors: Britt van Gorp, Patrick Krastman, Gerald Kraan, Nina M.C. Mathijssen, Sita M.A. Bierma-Zeinstra and Jos Runhaar
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:274
  20. In Germany, general practices are usually contacted first by patients with health complaints, including symptoms characteristic of SARS-CoV-2. Within general practices, medical assistants (MAs) are the first c...

    Authors: Annegret Dreher, Viola Mambrey and Adrian Loerbroks
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:273
  21. Studies show that children and adolescents in the most socially deprived areas (SDA) consult their general practitioner (GP) more often than those in the least socially deprived areas (Non-SDA). Given that GPs...

    Authors: M. S. Fonderson, P. J. E. Bindels, A. M. Bohnen and E. I. T. de Schepper
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:270
  22. Inappropriate use of antibiotics in children is common in many countries. The purpose of the study was to explore patterns of antibiotic prescribing in children’s outpatient clinics in primary care institution...

    Authors: Wenju Wang, Shitao Yu, Xunrong Zhou, Lei Wang, Xun He, Hanni Zhou and Yue Chang
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:269
  23. Obesity is an international health issue which currently affects over 34% of New Zealand adults and leads to further physical and psychosocial health complications. People living in rural communities experienc...

    Authors: Kimberley Norman, Lisette Burrows, Lynne Chepulis and Ross Lawrenson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:268
  24. Lack of physician involvement in quality improvement threatens the success and sustainability of quality improvement measures. It is therefore important to assess physicians´ interests and opportunities to be ...

    Authors: Ellen Tveter Deilkås, Judith Rosta, Fredrik Baathe, Eirik Søfteland, Åse Stavland Lexberg, Olav Røise and Karin Isaksson Rø
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:267
  25. Health care providers and health volunteers play an important role in the collaborative provision of patient access and care regarding medical cannabis in district health systems (DHSs) according to their role...

    Authors: Sunsanee Mekrungrongwong, Nithra Kitreerawutiwong, Orawan Keeratisiroj and Wutthichai Jariya
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:266
  26. Healthcare accreditation is a widely implemented tool used to enhance the quality of care and underpin quality control. However, research is sparse on the accreditation process in general practice. The aim of ...

    Authors: Cecilie Mølgaard, Flemming Bro and Anna Mygind
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:265
  27. Taking advantage of the rapidly increasing access to digital technology in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization has launched an electronic version of the mental health Gap Action Pro...

    Authors: Akin Ojagbemi, Stephanie Daley, Lola Kola, Tatiana Taylor Salisbury, Yvonne Feeney, Akerke Makhmud, Heidi Lempp, Graham Thornicroft and Oye Gureje
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:264
  28. Community Pharmacists (CPs) play an important role in patient counseling regarding the use of topical corticosteroids (TCS). We assessed CP’s self-reported counseling practices regarding TCS and patients’ repo...

    Authors: Abigail Dayang Nathan, Pathiyil Ravi Shankar and Chandrashekhar T Sreeramareddy
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:263
  29. In China diabetes care is gradually shifting from secondary to primary care with great infrastructure investment and GP training. However, most GPs in China lack communication skills training, which is a huge ...

    Authors: Mi Yao, Gang Yuan, Kai Lin, Lijuan Liu, Hao Tang, Jieying Xie, Xinxin Ji, Rongxin Wang, Binkai Li, Jiajia Hao, Huichang Qiu, Dongying Zhang, Hai Li, Shamil Haroon, Dawn Jackson, Wei Chen…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:262
  30. Primary healthcare workers (PHCWs) are at the frontline of dealing with viral pandemics. They may experience significant psychological stresses, which have hitherto not been examined in depth. We aimed to expl...

    Authors: Ee Ming Khoo, Adina Abdullah, Su May Liew, Norita Hussein, Nik Sherina Hanafi, Ping Yein Lee, Khatijah Lim Abdullah, Lelamekala Vengidasan, Ahmad Ihsan Bin Abu Bakar, Hilary Pinnock and Tracy Jackson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:261
  31. Mental health problems are one of the leading causes of disease burden worldwide, and are mainly diagnosed and treated in general practice. It is unclear however, how general practitioners (GPs) identify menta...

    Authors: Mina P. Dahli, Ole R Haavet, Torleif Ruud and Mette Brekke
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:260
  32. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common, especially among women. Antibiotics are commonly used to treat UTIs, but might not always be necessary, for example in the case of uncomplicated UTIs such as cystiti...

    Authors: Tessa M.Z.X.K. van Horrik, Bart J. Laan, Rosanne van Seben, Gerda Rodenburg, Edwin J. Heeregrave and Suzanne E. Geerlings
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:259
  33. Evidence is still limited on the prevalence of multimorbidity and complex multimorbidity in Japan, as well as their associated factors. Additionally, no studies regarding multimorbidity and complex multimorbid...

    Authors: Yoshifumi Sugiyama, Rieko Mutai, Takuya Aoki and Masato Matsushima
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:258
  34. In a cohort of primary health care users across Kosovo (KOSCO cohort), high rates and poor control  of diabetes and hypertension were observed. These conditions can be prevented and better controlled by adapti...

    Authors: Ariana Bytyci Katanolli, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Katrina Ann Obas, Jana Gerold, Manfred Zahorka, Naim Jerliu, Qamile Ramadani, Nicu Fota and Sonja Merten
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:257
  35. Criteria to select residents most likely to succeed, other than proficiency of their medical knowledge, is a challenge facing preceptors. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) play an integral role in mitigat...

    Authors: Alasdair Nazerali-Maitland and Christina Douglas
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:256

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  36. Most COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms are treated in hospitals. General practices are responsible for assessing most ambulatory patients. However, they face several challenges managing COVID-19 patients,...

    Authors: Mariell Hoffmann, Sandra Stengel, Joachim Szecsenyi and Frank Peters-Klimm
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:254
  37. The COVID-19 pandemic began to affect the world in early 2020. As a preventive measure, schools in the UAE adopted remote learning. This study aimed to assess the effects of the lockdown and remote learning on...

    Authors: Najla Hussain Sajwani, Ahmed Qawas, Nouf Al Ali, Fatma Hussain Sajwani, Asma Hamed Alrustamani, Shamma Al Maamari, Shereena K. Al Mazrouei, Budoor Al Shehhi, Hussain Al Rand and Asma Mahmoud Fikri
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:253
  38. General practitioners (GPs) are the central coordinators for patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy in most health care systems. They are entrusted with the challenging task of deprescribing when inappr...

    Authors: Matthias Michiels-Corsten, Navina Gerlach, Ulrike Junius-Walker, Tanja Schleef, Norbert Donner-Banzhoff and Annika Viniol
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:252
  39. There is little evidence to show what scope of practice (SOP) means from the point of view of family physicians, how family physicians think about their SOP as it changes over time, or what factors shape and i...

    Authors: Sophia M. Myles, Elizabeth F. Wenghofer, Rachel H. Ellaway and Michael T. Yeo
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:251
  40. Many women face a variety of barriers to seeing obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNs). Primary care physicians (PCPs) in Japan are not well equipped to address and adequately handle women’s health issues. ...

    Authors: Keiichiro Narumoto, Kei Miyazaki, Machiko Inoue, Makoto Kaneko, Tadao Okada and Motoi Sugimura
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:250
  41. China is rapidly expanding its general practitioner (GP) workforce as part of recent healthcare reform, with an extra 400,000 GPs by 2030. This scoping review identifies the published strategies for GP recruit...

    Authors: Shiwei Chen, Xin Hui Sam, Aijia Soong, Lorainne Tudor Car, Siqing Lian and Helen E. Smith
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:249
  42. Difficulty to recognize inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRD) in a primary care setting leads to late referral to secondary care. An evidence-based digital referral algorithm can support early referral, yet im...

    Authors: Elke van Delft, Ruben Bos, Patricia Pennings, Mieke Hazes, Deirisa Lopes Barreto and Angelique Weel-Koenders
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:248
  43. Unnecessary drug use can cause avoidable harm to older adults and is particularly common in primary care, but how primary care physicians (PCPs) respond to older adult requests for unnecessary drugs has not be...

    Authors: Zhijie Xu, Yiting Lu, Xujian Liang, Yuanqu Ye, Yang Wang, Zhiling Deng, Yuanyuan Xu, Lizheng Fang and Yi Qian
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:247
  44. While quitting smoking dramatically decreases overall mortality, general practitioners (GPs) are less likely to prescribe medications for smoking cessation than other cardiovascular risk factors. Guidelines re...

    Authors: Christina Hempel-Bruder, Inès Habfast-Robertson, Marie-Anne Durand, Ivan Berlin, Joachim Marti, Yasser Khazaal, Carlos Quinto, Mohamed Faouzi and Kevin Selby
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:246
  45. The COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread changes to healthcare, but few studies focus on ambulatory care during the early phase of the pandemic. We characterize veterans’ ambulatory care experience, specificall...

    Authors: Brice Thomas, Aanchal Thadani, Patricia V. Chen, Israel C. Christie, Lisa M. Kern, Mangala Rajan, Himabindu Kadiyala and Drew A. Helmer
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:245
  46. Population ageing and community care on older adults, as well as the marked social inequalities in health, have received growing concern by the government and the community. This study evaluated the medico-soc...

    Authors: Siu-Ming Chan, Gary Ka-Ki Chung, Michelle Ho-Wing Kwan and Jean Woo
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:244
  47. Dementia is a major international health issue with high impact on the patient, relatives, and broader society. Routine screening for dementia is limited, despite known benefit of early detection and intervent...

    Authors: Rebecca Disler, Amy Pascoe, Holly Anderson, Ewa Piejko, Adel Asaid and Peter Disler
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:242

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