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  1. Reducing antibiotic use in Australia, and the subsequent impact on antimicrobial resistance, requires multiple, sustained approaches with appropriate resources and support. Additional strategies to reduce anti...

    Authors: Kylie S Carville, Niamh Meagher, Yara-Natalie Abo, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, James Fielding, Andrew Steer, Jodie McVernon and David J Price
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:117
  2. People living with HIV (PLWH) may be at heightened risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Statin use and lifestyle changes reduce the risk of CVD but remain under-prescribed among PLWH. The objective of this s...

    Authors: Adedotun Ogunbajo, Ivy Todd, Deborah Zajdman, Abraelle Anderson, Soma Wali, Allison Diamant, Joseph A. Ladapo and Allison J. Ober
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:116
  3. The Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) was launched in the UK in 2016. ReSPECT is designed to facilitate meaningful discussions between healthcare professionals, patients, and ...

    Authors: Karin Eli, Jenny Harlock, Caroline J. Huxley, Celia Bernstein, Claire Mann, Rachel Spencer, Frances Griffiths and Anne-Marie Slowther
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:115
  4. The management of persons with multimorbidity challenges healthcare systems tailored to individual diseases. A person-centred care approach is advocated, in particular for persons with multimorbidity. The aim ...

    Authors: Mieke JL Bogerd, Pauline Slottje, Jettie Bont and Hein PJ Van Hout
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:114
  5. Vascular surgery patients admitted to the hospital are often multimorbid. In case of questions regarding chronic medical problems different specialties are consulted, which leads to a high number of treating p...

    Authors: Katharina Schmalstieg-Bahr, Sophia MacDonald, Nadine Pohontsch, Sebastian Debus and Martin Scherer
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:113
  6. Regular physical activity (PA) results in extensive physical, psychological, and social benefits. Despite primary care being a key point of influence for PA behaviours in the UK, research indicates poor applic...

    Authors: Callum J. Leese, Robert H. Mann, Hussain Al-Zubaidi and Emma J. Cockcroft
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:112
  7. Despite the potential advantages of Internet-based diabetes self-management education, its adoption was not widespread among Singapore’s public primary care clinics (polyclinics). An interactive online tool wa...

    Authors: Jeremy Wei Song Choo, Aminath Shiwaza Moosa, Jeremy Wei Mei Koh, Chirk Jenn Ng and Ngiap Chuan Tan
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:111
  8. The mental health and well-being of GPs is a critical issue as they play a vital role in providing healthcare services to individuals and communities. Research has shown that GPs often face high levels of stre...

    Authors: Joanna Cholewa, Cecile Ponsar, Ségolène de Rouffignac, Benoit Pétré, Esther Van Poel, Sara Willems and Michel De Jonghe
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 24(Suppl 1):284

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

  9. Children Snoring is a common childhood disorder that affects the growth and development of children and is detrimental to their health. Increasing awareness of Children Snoring among parents is important.

    Authors: Siyan Guo, Xiaoyue Hu, Xiaokai Wang, Hongyan Tie, Qiujun Zhang, Caixia Li, Luying Qin and Hongxia Su
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:110
  10. Over the past two decades, Canadian provinces and territories have introduced a series of primary care reforms in an attempt to improve access to and quality of primary care services, resulting in diverse orga...

    Authors: Maria Mathews, Lindsay Hedden, Julia Lukewich, Emily Gard Marshall, Leslie Meredith, Lauren Moritz, Dana Ryan, Sarah Spencer, Judith B. Brown, Paul S. Gill and Eric K. W. Wong
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:109
  11. Non-drug interventions are recommended for chronic condition prevention and management yet are underused in clinical practice. Understanding barriers and enablers to using non-drug interventions may help imple...

    Authors: Hannah Greenwood, Alexandra R. Davidson, Rae Thomas and Loai Albarqouni
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:108
  12. Domestic violence (DV) is a serious and prevalent public health problem with devastating consequences for the victims and their families. Whilst the number of cases reported to the authorities has risen in rec...

    Authors: Diana Nadine Moreira and Mariana Pinto da Costa
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:107
  13. Dyspepsia is a commonly encountered clinical condition in Dutch general practice, which is often treated through the prescription of acid-reducing medication (ARM). However, recent studies indicate that the ma...

    Authors: Joris L. J. M. Müskens, Simone A. van Dulmen, Karin Hek, Gert P. Westert and Rudolf B. Kool
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:106
  14. The salutogenic theory forms the basis for health promotion and describes health as a continuum from a dis-ease pole of health to an ease pole. The core concept for the salutogenic theory is sense of coherence...

    Authors: Lisbeth M. Johansson, Eleonor I. Fransson, Hans Lingfors and Marie Golsäter
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:105
  15. General practitioners (GPs) have a vital role in reaching out to vulnerable populations during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, they experience many challenges to fulfill this role. This study aim...

    Authors: Dorien Vanden Bossche, Esther Van Poel, Pierre Vanden Bussche, Benoit Petré, Cécile Ponsar, Peter Decat and Sara Willems
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 24(Suppl 1):283

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

  16. Providing primary care for people with frailty can be challenging due to an increased risk of adverse outcomes and use of potentially inappropriate medications which may exacerbate characteristics of frailty. ...

    Authors: T Schneider, B Farrell, S Karunananthan, A Afkham, E Keely, C Liddy and L. M. McCarthy
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:104
  17. The World Health Organization supports interprofessional collaboration in primary care. On over the past 20 years, community pharmacists had been taking a growing number of new responsibilities and they are re...

    Authors: Morgane Angibaud, Maud Jourdain, Solene Girard, Louise Rouxel, Adam Mouhib, Antoine Nogueira, Cédric Rat and Jean-François Huon
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:103
  18. Village health volunteers (VHVs) engaging in community-based COVID-19 prevention and control measures played a key role in mitigating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand. We conducted a cross-sectiona...

    Authors: Paleeratana Wongrith, Phuwasin Buakate, Lateefah Doylee, Naseeyah Phonla, Omid Dadras and Geoff Frampton
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:102
  19. In out-of-hours primary care (OHS-PC), semi-automatic decision support tools are often used during telephone triage. In the Netherlands, the Netherlands Triage Standard (NTS) is used. The NTS is mainly expert-...

    Authors: Michelle Spek, Roderick P. Venekamp, Esther de Groot, Geert-Jan Geersing, Daphne C. A. Erkelens, Maarten van Smeden, Anna S. M. Dobbe, Mathé Delissen, Frans H. Rutten and Dorien L. Zwart
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:101
  20. As primary care pharmacists take on an increasingly important and collaborative role in managing patients with chronic diseases, communication barriers with patients and healthcare colleagues have emerged. Thi...

    Authors: Reuben Tan, Ariffin Kawaja, Swee Phaik Ooi and Chirk Jenn Ng
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:100
  21. Having a sufficient and well-functioning health workforce is crucial for reducing the burden of disease and premature death. Health workforce development, focusing on availability, recruitment, retention, and ...

    Authors: Aklilu Endalamaw, Resham B Khatri, Daniel Erku, Anteneh Zewdie, Eskinder Wolka, Frehiwot Nigatu and Yibeltal Assefa
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:99
  22. Hypertension is one of the most common chronic diseases with a low control rate globally. The effect of communication skills training contributing to hypertension control remains uncertain. The aim of the pres...

    Authors: Chuan Zou, Lili Deng, Jianzhao Luo, Hua Dai, Yu Zhang, Ru Guo, Xiaolu Luo, Rong Yang, Haiqi Song, John Spicer, Qian Zhao and Xiaoyang Liao
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:98
  23. Patient reported experiences (PREMs) are important indices of quality of care. Similarities in demography between patient and doctor, known as social concordance, can facilitate patient-doctor interaction and ...

    Authors: D. Eggermont, A. E. Kunst, P. P. Groenewegen and R. A. Verheij
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:97
  24. Patients dealing with severe mental illnesses (SMI) often face suboptimal clinical outcomes and higher mortality rates due to a range of factors, including undetected physical health conditions. The provision ...

    Authors: Alexandra Brandt Ryborg Jønsson, John Brandt Brodersen, Susanne Reventlow, Christina Svanholm, Anne Møller and Marius Brostrøm Kousgaard
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:96
  25. Inquiring conservative Asian women about their menopausal symptoms is often challenging in crowded primary healthcare clinics. Furthermore, the subject matter is culturally sensitive to most Malaysian women. H...

    Authors: Anusha Manoharan, Megat Muhammad Harris, Beh Hooi Chin, Koh Wen Ming, Zamzurina Asmuee, Norafini Salamon, Jerampang Pefer, H. Radhiyah, M. Nadia Hamimmah, Susan Goldstein, Shamala Ramasamy and Chandrashekhar T. Sreeramareddy
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:95

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Primary Care 2024 25:170

  26. Authors: Alexandre Moniz, Susana T. Duarte, Pedro Aguiar, Carmen Caeiro, Diogo Pires, Rita Fernandes, Diogo Moço, Marta M. Marques, Rute Sousa, Helena Canhão, Jaime Branco, Ana Maria Rodrigues and Eduardo B. Cruz
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:94

    The original article was published in BMC Primary Care 2024 25:39

  27. Evaluations of Intimate Partner Abuse training for general practitioners is limited. The Women’s Evaluation of Abuse and Violence Care study trialled in Australia was a primary care intervention that included ...

    Authors: Felicity Young, Mohajer Hameed, Leesa Hooker, Angela Taft and Kelsey Hegarty
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:93
  28. The prevalence of obesity has been increasing worldwide and is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Weight management can reduce the risk of complications and improve the quality of life ...

    Authors: Keren Or Unger Freinkel, Ilan Yehoshua, Bar Cohen, Roni Peleg and Limor Adler
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:92
  29. The policy attention to primary health care has seen a global upswing in recent years, including in India. Earlier assessments had shown that a very small proportion of Indian population used the government pr...

    Authors: Shriyuta Abhishek, Samir Garg and Vikash Ranjan Keshri
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:91
  30. Direct oral anticoagulants for the treatment of venous thromboembolism are supported by robust clinical trial evidence. Despite published guidance, general practitioners are faced with increasingly complex dec...

    Authors: Carter Patrice, Fuat Ahmet, Haas Sylvia, Smyth Elizabeth, Brotons Carlos, Cools Frank, Bauersachs Rupert and Hobbs F. D. Richard
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:90
  31. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI), though a prevalent condition among women, is undertreated in primary care. EHealth with pelvic floor muscle training is an evidence-based alternative to care-as-usual. It is ...

    Authors: Lotte Firet, Theodora Alberta Maria Teunissen, Rudolf Bertijn Kool, Reinier Peter Akkermans, Antoinette Leonarda Maria Lagro-Janssen, Huub van der Vaart and Willem Jan Jozef Assendelft
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:89
  32. Understanding treatment burden is a critical element to the effective management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). The current study aims to address the knowledge gap surrounding treatment burden of T2DM fro...

    Authors: Kai Lin, Mi Yao, Lesley Andrew, Rouyan Li, Yilin Chen, Jacques Oosthuizen, Moira Sim and Yongsong Chen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:88
  33. Health literacy (HL) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) can help control disease and prevent complications. However, most patients with type 2 DM have inadequate HL; therefore, their HL must be fur...

    Authors: Suchada Sutthiworapon, Polathep Vichitkunakorn, Kittisakdi Choomalee and Pitchayanont Ngamchaliew
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:87
  34. Early detection of long-term, often asymptomatic, middle ear infection in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is more likely to be achieved when ear health and hearing checks are routinely und...

    Authors: Samantha Harkus, Vivienne Marnane, Isabel O’Keeffe, Carmen Kung, Meagan Ward, Neil Orr, John Skinner, Jessica Kate Hughes, Lose Fonua (Wiradjuri), Michelle Kennedy (Wiradjuri), Kelvin Kong (Worimi) and Mary Belfrage
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:86
  35. Primary health care (PHC) has historically led and implemented successful immunization programs, driven by strong relationships with patients and communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada began its vac...

    Authors: Rachelle Ashcroft, Catherine Donnelly, Simon Lam, Peter Sheffield, Bryn Hamilton, Connor Kemp, Keith Adamson and Judith Belle Brown
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:85
  36. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in China is over 10%, affecting around 114 million people. Despite the inclusion of T2DM in the National Basic Public Health Service Program (NBPHSP), most people with ...

    Authors: Xuanchen Tao, Limin Mao, Puhong Zhang, Xinyan Ma, Zhenyu Liang, Kaige Sun and David Peiris
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:84
  37. This study was designed to identify factors associated with at least one emergency department (ED) visit and those associated without consultation by a general practitioner or paediatrician (GPP) before ED vis...

    Authors: Jeanne Pergeline, Thomas Lesuffleur, Jeanne Fresson, Annick Vilain, Antoine Rachas and Philippe Tuppin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:83
  38. Community health workers (CHWs) have demonstrated capability to improve various health indicators, however, many programmes require support in meeting their objectives due to subpar performance and a high rate...

    Authors: Sofwatun Nida, Agatha Swasti Ayuning Tyas, Nidya Eka Putri, Ayudina Larasanti, Aldhea Ayu Widoyopi, Rima Sumayyah, Saetia Listiana and Aufia Espressivo
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:82
  39. Epidemiological studies often rely on self-reported health problems and validation greatly improves study quality. In a study of late effects after childhood cancer, we validated self-reported cardiovascular p...

    Authors: Eva-Maria Hau, Tomáš Sláma, Stefan Essig, Gisela Michel, Laura Wengenroth, Eva Bergstraesser, Nicolas X. von der Weid, Christina Schindera and Claudia E. Kuehni
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:81
  40. One in four Canadians is a family caregiver. Family caregivers (carers, care-partners) are relatives or chosen family, friends, or neighbors who provide 75 to 90% of the care for people with physical or mental...

    Authors: Jasneet Parmar, Sara Hafeez, Tanya L’Heureux, Lesley Charles, Josephine Tite, Peter George J. Tian and Sharon Anderson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:80
  41. The COVID-19 pandemic immensely impacted care provision, including quality of care in general practice. This paper aimed: (1) to assess how Belgian general practices acted upon the six dimensions of quality of...

    Authors: Esther Van Poel, Pierre Vanden Bussche, Benoît Pétré, Cécile Ponsar, Claire Collins, Michel De Jonghe, Anne-Françoise Donneau, Nicolas Gillain, Michèle Guillaume and Sara Willems
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 24(Suppl 1):282

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

  42. About one million people in need of home care in Germany are assisted by 15,400 home care services. Home healthcare is mostly a complex endeavour because interprofessional collaboration is often challenging. T...

    Authors: Uta Sekanina, Britta Tetzlaff, Ana Mazur, Tilman Huckle, Anja Kühn, Richard Dano, Carolin Höckelmann, Martin Scherer, Katrin Balzer, Sascha Köpke, Eva Hummers and Christiane Müller
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:79
  43. Polypharmacy is easily achieved in elderly patients with multimorbidity and it is associated with a higher risk of potentially inappropriate medication use and worse health outcomes. Studies have shown that de...

    Authors: Tânia Coelho, Inês Rosendo and Carlos Seiça Cardoso
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:78
  44. The aim of this study was to develop a web-based tool for patients with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) to communicate concerns about treatment burden to their healthcare providers.

    Authors: David T. Eton, Kathleen J. Yost, Jennifer L. Ridgeway, Bayly Bucknell, Mike Wambua, Natalie C. Erbs, Summer V. Allen, Elizabeth A. Rogers, Roger T. Anderson and Mark Linzer
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:77
  45. To support self-management of chronically ill persons, innovative approaches of care practice are being developed. Unfortunately, many self-management supporting interventions struggle to achieve reliable and ...

    Authors: Lotte Timmermans, Dagje Boeykens, Muhammed Mustafa Sirimsi, Dominique Van de Velde, Patricia De Vriendt, Peter Decat, Veerle Foulon, Ann Van Hecke, Mieke Vermandere and Birgitte Schoenmakers
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:76
  46. Medicare provides significant funding to improve, encourage and coordinate better practices in primary care. Medicare-rebated Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plans are a structured approach to managing chroni...

    Authors: Maryam Ghasemiardekani, Georgina Willetts, Kerry Hood and Wendy Cross
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:75
  47. Physician burnout remains a prevalent issue globally, negatively affecting work satisfaction and patient care. However, exploration of the physical work environments of physicians, a potential influencing fact...

    Authors: Yaara Bentulila, Liat Lev Shalem, Bar Cohen and Limor Adler
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:74
  48. Several studies showed that during the pandemic patients have refrained from visiting their general practitioner (GP). This resulted in medical care being delayed, postponed or completely forgone. The provisio...

    Authors: Joris L. J. M. Müskens, Tim C. Olde Hartman, Henk J. Schers, Reinier P. Akkermans, Gert P. Westert, Rudolf B. Kool and Simone A. van Dulmen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:73
  49. Since the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, awareness of infection prevention and control (IPC) has increased in primary care settings. This study aimed to examine behavioural determinants shaping ...

    Authors: Famke Houben, Casper DJ den Heijer, Mitch van Hensbergen, Nicole HTM Dukers-Muijrers, Eefje GPM de Bont and Christian JPA Hoebe
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:72
  50. The COVID-19 pandemic brought significant changes to dental care, which may have affected pediatric dental care offered in primary healthcare settings. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the quant...

    Authors: Rúbia Vanessa Figueiredo dos Santos, Fernanda Maria Rovai Bado, Inara Pereira da Cunha and Marcelo de Castro Meneghim
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:71

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