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  1. Introducing a primary care physician (Kakaritsuke-I: KI) system to improve the efficiency of the health care system has been controversial in Japan. This study aimed to determine the relevance of KI to an individ...

    Authors: Kemmyo Sugiyama, Takashi Oshio, Susumu Kuwahara and Hiromi Kimura
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:280
  2. Iran has experienced a very fast fertility transition. The process of demographic transition, coupled with modernization, has had considerable consequences for the structure and function of families. There is ...

    Authors: Maryam Tajvar, Emily Grundy, Astrid Fletcher, Elizabeth Allen and Badriyeh Karami
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:279
  3. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the most important cause of death in many countries of the world, including Iran. This study aimed to investigate the effect of educational intervention based on the Health Be...

    Authors: Nasrin Midjani, Fatemeh Alsadat Hossaini and Nader Sharifi
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:278
  4. People with dementia (PwD) are known to have more chronic conditions compared to those without dementia, which can impact the clinical presentation of dementia, complicate clinical management and reduce overal...

    Authors: Howard Bergman, Soo Borson, Frank Jessen, Pierre Krolak-Salmon, Alessandro Pirani, Jill Rasmussen, Jesus Rodrigo and Daiana Taddeo
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:277
  5. Digital health solutions hold the potential for supporting general practitioners in decision-making, and include telemedicine systems, decision support systems, patient apps, wearables, fitness trackers, etc.

    Authors: Anne Clausen, Emilie Rosenfeldt Christensen, Pernille Ravn Jakobsen, Jens Søndergaard, Bo Abrahamsen and Katrine Hass Rubin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:276
  6. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is a multidimensional interdisciplinary process that addresses an older adult’s biopsychosocial capabilities to create an integrated and co-ordinated plan of care. Whil...

    Authors: Christina Hayes, Christine Fitzgerald, Íde O’Shaughnessy, Brian Condon, Aoife Leahy, Margaret O’Connor, Molly Manning, Anne Griffin, Liam Glynn, Katie Robinson and Rose Galvin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:274
  7. High quality and effective primary healthcare is a national priority in Qatar. Continuing professional development (CPD) for physicians is a cornerstone of this objective, yet little is known about physicians’...

    Authors: Deema Al-Sheikhly, Saima Ali, Phyllis Sui Muffuh Navti, Ziyad Riyad Mahfoud, Laudy Mattar, Samar Aboulsoud, Mohannad Khandakji, Lara Al Hakim and Thurayya Arayssi
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:273
  8. Hypertension is a major health problem globally and in India. Around 60% of people with hypertension in India are not aware that they have the condition. Less than 30% of individuals with hypertension are on t...

    Authors: Samir Garg, Mukesh Dewangan, Prabodh Nanda, Ashu Sahu, Lalita Xalxo, Kirtti Kumar Bebarta, Vishnu Gupta, Mohammad Jawed Quereishi, Anand Kumar Sahu and Pradeep Tandan
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:272
  9. Participating in research studies often involves interactions with healthcare professionals, potentially influencing the participant’s future help-seeking behaviour. We investigated whether participating in th...

    Authors: Charlotte Raadkjaer Lykkegaard, Niels Wedderkopp, Sonja Wehberg, Sinead Holden, Helene Stoettrup Andersen, Frans Boch Waldorff and Jens Søndergaard
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:271
  10. Accreditation is a prerequisite for scientific management of the health system, owing to its numerous benefits on health centres’ performance. The current study examined Iran’s primary healthcare accreditation...

    Authors: Farid Gharibi, Esmaeil Moshiri, Masoumeh Ebrahimi Tavani and Koustuv Dalal
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:270
  11. A significant number of international studies show that general practitioners (GPs) suffered from burnout when working during the COVID-19 pandemic. A Swedish study found that more than 16% of GPs had exhausti...

    Authors: Helena Månsson Sandberg, Bodil J. Landstad, Åsa Tjulin and Emma Brulin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:269
  12. Relationship-based, whole person care is foundational to quality general practice. Previous research has identified several characteristics of deep General Practitioner (GP)-patient relationships and their ass...

    Authors: Hayley Thomas, Johanna Lynch, Emily Burch, Megan Best, Lauren Ball, Elizabeth Sturgiss and Nancy Sturman
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:268
  13. Shigellosis is an acute diarrheal disease transmitted through contaminated food, water, objects, poor hand hygiene, or sexual activity. Healthcare providers (HCP) may not be aware of the multiple routes of Shigel...

    Authors: Julia C. Haston, Laura Ford, Kayla L. Vanden Esschert, Ian D. Plumb, Naeemah Logan, Louise K. Francois Watkins and Amanda G. Garcia-Williams
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:267
  14. People with prediabetes are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and its complications, such as cardiovascular diseases and premature mortality. Primary prevention and health maintenance are therefore im...

    Authors: Katri Harcke, Marit Graue, Timothy Charles Skinner, Christina B. Olsson and Nouha Saleh-Stattin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:266
  15. In Canada, primary care is usually the front door to health care for people with health issues. Among these primary care services are primary care clinics (PCC), where the competencies of registered nurses (RN...

    Authors: A. Morin, Y. Couturier, M-D. Poirier, V. T. Vaillancourt, S. Massé, A. D. Tardif and M-E. Poitras
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:265
  16. Molluscum contagiosum (MC) can cause significant burden in children. So far, pharmacological treatment has not been proven beneficial. More rigorous interventions have not been well studied. Current guidelines...

    Authors: Roeland M. Watjer, Tobias N. Bonten, Koen D. Quint, Mohammad M. Hasani, Mattijs E. Numans and Just A.H. Eekhof
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:264
  17. Efforts have been invested towards cessation of tobacco use among youths aged 18–35 years, however, motivators for continued tobacco smoking and reasons for quitting are limited in Ugandan settings. Therefore,...

    Authors: Alex Daama, Stephen Mugamba, William Ddaaki, Grace Kigozi Nalwoga, Asani Kasango, Fred Nalugoda, Robert Bulamba, James Menya Nkale, Emmanuel Kyasanku, Ritah Bulamu, Gertrude Nakigozi, Godfrey Kigozi, Joseph Kagaayi and Stevens Kisaka
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:263
  18. Although previous studies have reported general inexperience with the Epley manoeuvre (EM) among general physicians, no report has evaluated the effect of EM on benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) in p...

    Authors: Yusuke Saishoji, Norio Yamamoto, Takashi Fujiwara, Hideki Mori and Shunsuke Taito
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:262
  19. Psychiatric disorders are increasing globally. Especially when these disorders affect working people, this places a financial burden on society due to long-term sick leave, the incapacity to work and the inabi...

    Authors: Martina Geipel, Anna Pelizäus and Johannes Hamann
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:261
  20. Because of the increasing incidence of actinic keratosis (AK), optimal use of limited healthcare resources is essential. Although most patients can be managed in primary care, dermatology referrals are common....

    Authors: Charlotte Verhoeven, Zilke Claessens, Satish F.K. Lubeek and Henk J. Schers
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:260
  21. A high number of drug-related problems has previously been shown among community-dwelling patients in primary healthcare in Skåne County, Sweden. Medication reviews are one way to solve these problems, but the...

    Authors: Annika Dobszai, Cecilia Lenander, Beata Borgström Bolmsjö, Katarina Wickman and Sara Modig
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:259
  22. By investigating the knowledge, medication, occurrence of complications, and risks among elderly non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients in Shanghai communities, and providing standardized comprehensi...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Yufeng Gu, Shan Wei, Juan Xie, Xiuli Zheng and Yan Yu
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:257
  23. Minoritized communities including refugees are at an increased risk of poorly controlled hypertension. Evidence indicates that self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP) is an effective method to improve b...

    Authors: Lana Bridi, Behnan Albahsahli, Nissma Bencheikh, Dania Abu Baker, Job G. Godino, Kelli N. O’Laughlin and Tala Al-Rousan
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:256
  24. During the Covid-19 pandemic, family medicine practices (FMPs) changed to improve safety against new coronavirus infections for both patients and employees. Protocols for treating patients with suspected Sars-...

    Authors: Maja Cvetko Gomezelj, Špela Miroševič, Alina Verdnik Tajki, Ksenija Tušek Bunc, Esther Van Poel, Sara Willems and Zalika Klemenc-Ketiš
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24(Suppl 1):255

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

  25. Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Primary care offers an ideal setting to reach adults who smoke cigarettes and improve uptake of evidence-based...

    Authors: Margaret C. Fahey, Amy E. Wahlquist, Vanessa A. Diaz, Marty S. Player, Noelle Natale, Katherine R. Sterba, Brian K. Chen, Eric D. A. Hermes, Mathew J. Carpenter and Jennifer Dahne
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:254
  26. In a period of change in the organization of primary care, Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) is presented as one of the solutions to health issues. Although the number of inter-professional interventions g...

    Authors: Céline Bouton, Manon Journeaux, Maud Jourdain, Morgane Angibaud, Jean-François Huon and Cédric Rat
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:253
  27. There is limited knowledge about when and how adolescents with low back pain (LBP) interact with health care providers. This limits our understanding of how to best help these young patients. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Christian Lund Straszek, Lotte Stausgaard Skrubbeltrang, Kieran O’Sullivan, Janus Laust Thomsen and Michael Skovdal Rathleff
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:252
  28. Error management plays a key role in patient safety. It is a systematic approach aimed at identifying and learning from critical incidents by reporting, documenting and analyzing them. Almost nothing is known ...

    Authors: Aljoscha Bodek, Marina Pommée, Alexandra Berger, Maria Giraki, Beate Sigrid Müller and Dania Schütze
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:251
  29. The COVID-19 pandemic has made devastating impacts on public health and global economy. While most people experience mild symptoms, it is highly transmissible and deadly in at-risk populations. Telemedicine ha...

    Authors: Si Van Nguyen, Huong Nguyen Viet Duong, Hieu Bao Nguyen, My Ai Thao Doan, Duc Thanh Nguyen, An Tuan Tran, Khoi Kim Hoang, Oanh Hoang Ly, Thanh Xuan Dang, Tung Ho Thanh Tran, Hung Quang Tran, Nam Ba Nguyen, Thuy Thi Thu Nguyen, Raghu Rai and An Le Pham
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:250
  30. A major challenge for primary care is to set priorities and balance demands with available resources. The registered nurses in this study are practice nurses working in primary care offices, playing a large ro...

    Authors: Annelie J Sundler, Lena Hedén, Inger K Holmström, Sandra van Dulmen, Karin Bergman, Sofia Östensson and Malin Östman
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:249
  31. Various developments result in increasing workloads in general practices. New models of care and a restructuring of the division of tasks could provide relief. One approach is to extend the delegation of medic...

    Authors: Doreen Kuschick, Marius Tibor Dierks, Ulrike Grittner, Christoph Heintze, Lisa Kümpel, Burgi Riens, Liliana Rost, Konrad Schmidt, Daniel Schulze, Kahina Toutaoui, Florian Wolf and Susanne Döpfmer
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:248
  32. Healthcare organizations are increasingly exploring ways to address the social determinants of health. Accurate data on social determinants is essential to identify opportunities for action to improve health o...

    Authors: Itunuoluwa Adekoya, Alannah Delahunty-Pike, Dana Howse, Leanne Kosowan, Zita Seshie, Eunice Abaga, Jane Cooney, Marjeiry Robinson, Dorothy Senior, Alexander Zsager, Kris Aubrey-Bassler, Mandi Irwin, Lois Jackson, Alan Katz, Emily Marshall, Nazeem Muhajarine…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:247
  33. The economic impact of managing long COVID in primary care is unknown. We estimated the costs of primary care consultations associated with long COVID and explored the relationship between risk factors and costs.

    Authors: Jake Tufts, Naijie Guan, Dawit T Zemedikun, Anuradhaa Subramanian, Krishna Gokhale, Puja Myles, Tim Williams, Tom Marshall, Melanie Calvert, Karen Matthews, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar, Louise J Jackson and Shamil Haroon
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:245
  34. People living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLWH) have an increased risk of developing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) compared with people without HIV. The multimorbidity of NCDs and HIV increases the ne...

    Authors: Abebe Sorsa Badacho and Ozayr Haroon Mahomed
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:244
  35. The health center where this study was performed the management wanted to test whether a sick leave team provided the physicians with better conditions for the task of assessing sick leave. The goals were to e...

    Authors: E. Hällås, I. Skoglund and L. Nordeman
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:243
  36. The EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care was designed to assist primary care practices in the US in implementing evidence-based practices in cardiovascular care and building capacity for quality...

    Authors: Debora Goetz Goldberg, Constance Owens-Jasey, Sahar Haghighat and Sneha Kavalloor
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:242
  37. The management of long-term physical conditions is a challenge worldwide, absorbing a majority resources despite the importance of acute care. The management of these conditions is done largely in primary care...

    Authors: Francois van Loggerenberg, Dickens Akena, Racheal Alinaitwe, Harriet Birabwa-Oketcho, Camilo Andrés Cabarique Méndez, Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, Alma Džubur Kulenović, Nejra Selak, Meliha Kiseljaković, Seggane Musisi, Noeline Nakasujja, Nelson K. Sewankambo and Stefan Priebe
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:241
  38. People are exposed to variable health information from the Internet, potentially influencing their health decision-making and behaviour. It remains a challenge for people to discern between good- and poor-qual...

    Authors: Hooi Min Lim, Chirk Jenn Ng, Adina Abdullah and Adam G. Dunn
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:240
  39. Patients living with multimorbidity may require frequent visits to multiple healthcare institutions and to follow diverse medical regimens and advice. Older adults with multimorbidity could face additional cha...

    Authors: Poay Sian Sabrina Lee, Evelyn Ai Ling Chew, Hui Li Koh, Stephanie Xin En Quak, Yew Yoong Ding, Mythily Subramaniam, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar and Eng Sing Lee
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:239
  40. The objective of the present survey is to assess the knowledge about the relationship between oral health and diabetes and to identify the practice behaviors of Swiss endocrinologists and general practitioners...

    Authors: Natalia Chatzaki, Alkisti Zekeridou, Elsa Paroz, Giacomo Gastaldi and Catherine Giannopoulou
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:238
  41. To understand how to improve care for patients with chronic diseases and multimorbidity we wanted to describe the prevalence of different chronic diseases and the pattern of multimorbidity and to analyse the a...

    Authors: Andy Maun, Cecilia Björkelund and Eva Arvidsson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:237
  42. Integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS) are vital for ensuring comprehensive care towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC). The World Health Organisation (WHO) envisions IPCHS in delivery an...

    Authors: Resham B. Khatri, Eskinder Wolka, Frehiwot Nigatu, Anteneh Zewdie, Daniel Erku, Aklilu Endalamaw and Yibeltal Assefa
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:236
  43. Advances in detection and treatment for breast cancer have led to an increase in the number of individuals managing significant late and long-term treatment effects. Primary care has a role in caring for patie...

    Authors: Sarah J. Fadem, Benjamin F. Crabtree, Denalee M. O’Malley, Lisa Mikesell, Jeanne M. Ferrante, Deborah L. Toppmeyer, Pamela A. Ohman-Strickland, Jennifer R. Hemler, Jenna Howard, Alicja Bator, Ayana April-Sanders, Rachel Kurtzman and Shawna V. Hudson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:235
  44. Increasing numbers of family carers are providing informal care in community settings. This creates a number of challenges because family carers are at risk of poor physical and psychological health outcomes, ...

    Authors: Mary Cronin, Kathy McLoughlin, Tony Foley and Sinéad McGilloway
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:234
  45. Primary care clinicians (PCCs) are typically the first practitioners to detect cognitive impairment in their patients, including those with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias (ADRD). However, conversatio...

    Authors: Soo Borson, Gary W. Small, Quentin O’Brien, Andrea Morrello and Malaz Boustani
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:233
  46. The practice of self-medication is common but not without risk, especially for vulnerable populations such as the pediatric population. Community pharmacists have an important role of vigilance in dispensing d...

    Authors: Sabrina Bedhomme, Hélène Vaillant-Roussel, Philippe Vorilhon, Elodie Lafarge, Bénédicte Pereton, Céline Prunet-Spano, Bruno Pereira, Brigitte Vennat and Chantal Savanovitch
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:232
  47. The COVID-19 pandemic has constituted an extraordinarily stressful situation for healthcare professionals and has led to psychological distress and an increase in various mental disorders. In the post-pandemic...

    Authors: Enric Aragonès, Sara Rodoreda, Meritxell Guitart, Eva Garcia, Anna Berenguera, Francisco Martin, Concepció Rambla, Guillem Aragonès, Antoni Calvo, Ariadna Mas and Josep Basora
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:231

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