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  1. In 2016, the Government of the southern Indian state of Kerala launched the Aardram mission, a set of reforms in the state’s health sector with the support of Local Self Governments (LSG). Primary Health Centr...

    Authors: Hari Sankar D, Jaison Joseph, Gloria Benny and Devaki Nambiar
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:59
  2. Australia has one of the highest rates of overweight and obesity in the developed world, and this increasing prevalence and associated chronic disease morbidity reinforces the importance of understanding the a...

    Authors: Katrina Paine, Sharon Parker, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Jane Lloyd, Sue Randall, Carmel McNamara, Don Nutbeam, Richard Osborne, Shoko Saito and Mark Harris
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:57
  3. Despite well-documented increased demands and shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) during previous disease outbreaks, health systems in Canada were poorly prepared to meet the need for PPE during t...

    Authors: Maria Mathews, Dana Ryan, Lindsay Hedden, Julia Lukewich, Emily Gard Marshall, Shabnam Asghari, Amanda Lee Terry, Richard Buote, Leslie Meredith, Lauren Moritz, Sarah Spencer, Judith B. Brown, Erin Christian, Thomas R. Freeman, Paul S. Gill, Shannon L. Sibbald…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:56
  4. Evidence shows that interprofessional collaboration (IPC) practice contributes to the quality of health care. However, there are limited instruments to assess IPC in providing primary care in the district heal...

    Authors: Raphiphaet Prasitanarapun and Nithra Kitreerawutiwong
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:55
  5. Diabetes-related distress (DRD) is a negative emotional state related to the burden of living with diabetes mellitus. It has been associated with poor self-care and glycaemic control. This cross-sectional stud...

    Authors: Xiaoxuan Guo, Pang Nee Frida Wong, Yi Ling Eileen Koh and Ngiap Chuan Tan
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:54
  6. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) were introduced to all Iranian medical universities in 2015 with the launch of Integrated Electronic Health System (which is known as SIB: a Persian backronym in Persian meaning a...

    Authors: Sasan Ghorbani Kalkhajeh, Azam Aghajari, Behnaz Dindamal, Zohreh Shahvali-Kuhshuri and Farzad Faraji-Khiavi
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:53
  7. Self-management is essential for good outcomes in type 2 diabetes and patients often benefit from self-management education. Shared medical appointments (SMAs) can increase self-efficacy for self management bu...

    Authors: Andrea Nederveld, Phoutdavone Phimphasone-Brady, Dennis Gurfinkel, Jeanette A. Waxmonsky, Bethany M. Kwan and Jodi Summers Holtrop
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:52
  8. Primary healthcare services have principal responsibility for providing child and youth wellbeing and mental health services, but have lacked appropriate measurement instruments to assess the wellbeing of Indi...

    Authors: Vicki Saunders, Janya McCalman, Sena Tsey, Deborah Askew, Sandy Campbell, Crystal Jongen, Candace Angelo, Geoff Spurling and Yvonne Cadet-James
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:51
  9. This study aimed to examine the association between renal impairment and polypharmacy among older Palestinian patients visiting primary healthcare centers and to examine potentially inappropriate medications a...

    Authors: Shayma Naghnaghia, Zaher Nazzal, Layan Abu Alya, Rowa’ AL-Ramahi, Zakaria Hamdan and Esra’a Samara
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:50
  10. Shoulder pain is difficult to diagnose and treat with half of those affected still symptomatic six months after initial consultation. This may be explained by primary care management not conforming to evidence...

    Authors: Véronique Lowry, Patrick Lavigne, Diana Zidarov, Kadija Perreault, Jean-Sébastien Roy and François Desmeules
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:49
  11. Service gaps exist in oral anticoagulant (OAC) use among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in primary care. The purpose of this study was to explore the clinical effectiveness of a community dwelling Atri...

    Authors: Ka Man Lau, To Fung Leung, Yim Chu Li and Catherine Xiao Rui Chen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:48
  12. Proper human resource management in military health centers leads to long-term development and improved health-care quality. As a result, the purpose of this research is to identify the key performance indicat...

    Authors: Sadegh Fanaei, Armin Zareiyan, Saeid Shahraki and Abasat Mirzaei
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:47
  13. The Portuguese National Health System (NHS) provides universal coverage and near-free health care, but the population has high out-of-pocket expenses and unmet care needs. This suggests impaired accessibility,...

    Authors: Mónica Granja, Sofia Correia and Luís Alves
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:46

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  14. Obesity is a complex health issue affecting the quality of life of individuals and contributing to an unsustainable strain on healthcare professionals and national health systems. National policy guidelines in...

    Authors: Kimberley Norman, Lisette Burrows, Lynne Chepulis, Rawiri Keenan and Ross Lawrenson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:45
  15. Primary care is often the first point of contact when community-dwelling older adults experience subjective cognitive decline (SCD) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Living with SCD or MCI can be life-alteri...

    Authors: Todd Tran, Catherine Donnelly, Emily Nalder, Tracy Trothen and Marcia Finlayson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:44
  16. Identifying patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease in primary prevention is a challenging task. This study aimed at detecting subclinical atherosclerosis burden in non-diabetic hypertensive patients i...

    Authors: José M. Ramírez-Torres, Antonio López-Téllez, María J. Ariza, José Rioja, Natalia García-Casares, Elena E. González Rodríguez, José A. Ramírez García, Miguel A. Sánchez Chaparro, Miguel A. Barbancho and Pedro Valdivielso
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:43
  17. In the diagnostic work-up of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the use of point-of-care-test (POCT) D-dimer assays is emerging as a promising patient-friendly alternative to regular D-dimer assays, but their cost-ef...

    Authors: J. S. Heerink, J. Nies, H. Koffijberg, R. Oudega, M. M. A. Kip and R. Kusters
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:42
  18. Polypharmacy and associated potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) place a considerable burden on patients and represent a challenge for general practitioners (GPs). Integration of pharmacists within gene...

    Authors: Aisling Croke, Karen Cardwell, Barbara Clyne, Frank Moriarty, Laura McCullagh and Susan M. Smith
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:41
  19. Electronic health record datasets have been used to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints in general practice but not to examine the associated characteristics and healthcare utilisation at th...

    Authors: Romi Haas, Alexandra Gorelik, Ljoudmila Busija, Denise O’Connor, Christopher Pearce, Danielle Mazza and Rachelle Buchbinder
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:40
  20. Parenting is essential for children’s development and preventing child abuse and neglect. Providing parenting services within the primary health care settings demonstrated effectiveness in improving parenting ...

    Authors: Jing Han, Yinjun Hao, Naixue Cui, Zhenhui Wang, Pingping Lyu and Lei Yue
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:38
  21. Child maltreatment has been a major worldwide problem and has remained a persistent public health challenge in all countries. Physicians have a significant role in the prevention and intervention of child malt...

    Authors: Mahsa Boroon, Saba Mokhtari, Marzieh Nojomi, Fatemeh Hadi, Shiva Soraya and Mohammadreza Shalbafan
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:37
  22. Provision of care for frail older adults with multiple chronic diseases (multimorbidity) poses increasing challenge for family caregivers. Our study aims to evaluate to what extent caregiving competence, socia...

    Authors: Cheuk Ying Chan, Jacqueline Giovanna De Roza, Gabriel Teck Yong Ding, Hui Li Koh and Eng Sing Lee
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:36
  23. The benefits of long-term adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) are countered by interruptions in care or disengagement from care. Healthcare workers (HCWs) play an important role in patient engagement and ne...

    Authors: Tsephiso Nhemachena, Carmen Späth, Kirsten D. Arendse, Keitumetse Lebelo, Nompumelelo Zokufa, Tali Cassidy, Katherine Whitehouse, Claire M. Keene and Alison Swartz
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:34
  24. To evaluate patients’ perspectives and their experiences with a consultation involving a computer-assisted and patient-centered discontinuation strategy (arriba-PPI tool) as part of a German multicenter study ...

    Authors: Alexandra Schmidt, Bettina Bücker, Michaela Maas, Susanne Löscher, Annette Becker, Annika Viniol, Julia Heisig, Stefan Wilm and Anne Barzel
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:33
  25. Internationally, there is an ‘evidence-practice gap’ in the rate healthcare professionals assess tobacco use and offer cessation support in clinical practice, including primary care. Evidence is needed for imp...

    Authors: Bernadett E. Tildy, Ann McNeill, Parvati R. Perman-Howe and Leonie S. Brose
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:32
  26. Polypharmacy is a common global health concern in the older population. Deprescribing has been acknowledged as an important aspect of medication use review that helps to reduce polypharmacy, inappropriate medi...

    Authors: Wuraola Akande-Sholabi, Comfort O. Ajilore and Temitope Ilori
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:31
  27. Early identification and control of hypertension is critical to reducing cardiovascular disease events and death. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines recommend health care professionals screen all a...

    Authors: Clarissa Hsu, Laurel Hansell, Kelly Ehrlich, Sean Munson, Melissa Anderson, Karen L. Margolis, Jennifer B. McClure, Yoshio N. Hall, Matthew Thompson, Dwayne Joseph and Beverly B. Green
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:30
  28. In many health care systems, primary care is tasked with offering psychological treatment for common mental disorders. Resources are often limited, which complicates widespread dissemination of traditional psy...

    Authors: Karoline Kolaas, Anne H. Berman, Erik Hedman-Lagerlöf, Anastasiya Zakrevska, Majken Epstein, Sandra af Winklerfelt Hammarberg and Erland Axelsson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:28
  29. The COVID-19 pandemic challenged healthcare systems worldwide and disrupted primary care, particularly prevention, screening, and lifestyle counselling. BETTER WISE is a comprehensive and structured approach t...

    Authors: N. Sopcak, M. Wong, C. Fernandes, D. Ofosu, I. Khalil and D. Manca
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:27
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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

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