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  1. Improving access to primary health care is among top priorities for many countries. Advanced Access (AA) is one of the most recommended models to improve timely access to care. Over the past 15 years, the AA m...

    Authors: Mylaine Breton, Isabelle Gaboury, Elisabeth Martin, Michael E. Green, Tara Kiran, Maude Laberge, Janusz Kaczorowski, Noah Ivers, Nadia Deville-Stoetzel, Francois Bordeleau, Christine Beaulieu and Sarah Descoteaux
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:97
  2. The incidence of spinal cord injury is increasing worldwide. Patients with spinal cord injury and their families face many difficulties during the disease course. Caregivers are more involved with these patien...

    Authors: Nasrin Galehdar and Heshmatolah Heydari
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:94
  3. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global health issue, bringing significant health burden and costs to societies. Increased antibiotic consumption (ABC) is linked to AMR emergence. Some of the known dr...

    Authors: Ioana Ghiga, Emma Pitchforth, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg and Anna Machowska
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:93
  4. Acute bronchitis is one of the most frequent diagnoses in primary care. Scientifically, it is conceptualized as a viral infection. Still, general practitioners (GPs) often prescribe antibiotics for acute bronc...

    Authors: Nadine Schubert, Thomas Kühlein and Larissa Burggraf
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:92
  5. Since March of 2020, the scientific community has been engaged a marathon to answer the different questions that COVID-19 pandemic has brought. During this time, Ethics Committees played an important role in r...

    Authors: Anna Moleras-Serra, Rosa Morros-Pedros, Mónica Monteagudo, Cristina Vedia-Urgell and Ainhoa Gómez-Lumbreras
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:91
  6. Little knowledge exists on the prevalence of recurrent sleep medication prescriptions among primary care patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Our aims were to examine the prevalence of recurrent sleep medicati...

    Authors: Eveliina Heikkala, Jari Jokelainen, Ilona Mikkola, Juha Auvinen and Maria Hagnäs
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:90
  7. Young children are often accompanied by their parent/caregiver when attending primary healthcare visits, where clinical procedures such as anthropometric measurements are conducted. Parents are not typically i...

    Authors: Sarah Rae, Frank Ong, Cindy-Lee Dennis, Jill Hamilton, Eleanor Pullenayegum, Jonathon Maguire and Catherine Birken
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:89
  8. While frank discussion of suicidal thoughts in patients with depression is important for the prevention of suicide, suicide exploration of General Practitioners (GPs) is suboptimal. This study aimed to assess ...

    Authors: Elke Elzinga, Derek P. de Beurs, Aartjan T.F. Beekman, Otto R. Maarsingh and Renske Gilissen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:88
  9. The relationship between supervisors and residents plays a prominent role in the professional development of general practice (GP) residents. When disruptions occur in the normal course of healthcare, due to e...

    Authors: Iris Meljes, Irene Slootweg, Vera Nierkens, Maartje van den Bogaard and Anneke Kramer
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:87
  10. International and national guidelines highlight the need for general practitioner involvement during and after active cancer treatment and throughout long-term follow-up care. This paper aimed to evaluate pati...

    Authors: Tiffany Sandell, Heike Schütze, Andrew Miller and Rowena Ivers
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:86
  11. Despite the expected prevalence rise of 98.1% for diabetes between 2010 and 2030 in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the anticipated rise of both diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in Malawi from their cu...

    Authors: Prosper Lutala, Peter Nyasulu and Adamson S. Muula
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:85
  12. GPs are on the front line for the identification and management of chronic depression but not much is known of their representations and management of chronic depression.

    Authors: Audrey Linder, Daniel Widmer, Claire Fitoussi, Lucile Gagnebin, Yves de Roten, Jean-Nicolas Despland and Gilles Ambresin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:83
  13. Hepatitis B is one of the most common viral (HBV)infections that affect the liver. Infection with the virus may result in varying severity of liver disease which may be acute or chronic. Though most people rec...

    Authors: Dora Abaah, Lillian Akorfa Ohene and Charles Ampong Adjei
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:82
  14. Our 10-year programme of community health regeneration and community-based participatory research (CBPR) was initially unknown. However, we succeeded in creating a collaboration between residents, medical staf...

    Authors: Seiji Yamashiro and Keiichiro Kita
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:81
  15. Primary care surveys are a key source of evaluative data; understanding how survey respondents compare to the intended population is important to understand results in context. The objective of this study was ...

    Authors: Shawna Cronin, Allanah Li, Yu Qing Bai, Mehdi Ammi, William Hogg, Sabrina T. Wong and Walter P. Wodchis
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:80
  16. Hypertension is responsible for a huge burden of disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of newly diagnosed hypertension on the occurrence of kidney or cardiovascular events (K/CVEs) and on m...

    Authors: Jesus Martín-Fernández, Tamara Alonso-Safont, Elena Polentinos-Castro, Maria Dolores Esteban-Vasallo, Gloria Ariza-Cardiel, Mª Isabel González-Anglada, Luis Sánchez-Perruca, Gemma Rodríguez-Martínez, Rafael Rotaeche-del-Campo and Amaia Bilbao-González
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:79
  17. Reporting of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) increased globally during the pandemic. General Practice has a central role in identifying and supporting those affected by DVA. Pandemic associated changes in UK...

    Authors: Sharon Dixon, Anna De Simoni, Eszter Szilassy, Elizabeth Emsley, Vari Wileman, Gene Feder, Lucy Downes, Estela Capelas Barbosa, Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths, Chris Griffiths and Anna Dowrick
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:78
  18. Many elderly people wish to die at home but end up dying at the hospital. If the patient wishes to die at home, palliative care provided by General Practitioners (GPs) may increase the chance of dying at home,...

    Authors: Shangavi Balasundram, Anne Holm, Kirstine Skov Benthien, Frans Boch Waldorff, Susanne Reventlow and Gritt Overbeck
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:77
  19. Pharyngitis due to Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci (GAS) is seen as the main indication for antibiotics for sore throat. In primary care settings prescription rates are much higher than the prevalence of G...

    Authors: Hannelore Wächtler, Hanna Kaduszkiewicz, Oskar Kuhnert, Karolina Agata Malottki, Sonja Maaß, Jürgen Hedderich, Birgitt Wiese, Norbert Donner-Banzhoff and Julia Hansmann-Wiest
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:75
  20. Millions of people follow an unhealthy lifestyle in terms of tobacco consumption, hazardous use of alcohol, poor eating habits, and insufficient physical activity. Healthy lifestyles can to a large extent prev...

    Authors: Frida Lundin Gurné, Per-Arne Svensson, Ida Björkman, Eva Lidén and Sofie Jakobsson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:74
  21. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and the main cause of long-term disability in the United States. The significant risk factors of stroke among Hispanics are well-documented. The majority of stroke ...

    Authors: I. Magaly Freytes, Magda K. Schmitzberger, Naiomi Rivera-Rivera, Janet Lopez, Keryl Motta-Valencia, Samuel S. Wu, Tatiana Orozco, Jennifer Hale-Gallardo, Nathaniel Eliazar-Macke, Jennifer H. LeLaurin and Constance R. Uphold
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:73
  22. Collaboration between medical doctors and nurses in the provision of healthcare services has been there for decades. The concept of clinical pharmacy services as a main goal for pharmacy practice is relatively...

    Authors: Manase Kilonzi, Ritah F. Mutagonda, Hamu J. Mlyuka, Dorkasi L. Mwakawanga, Wigilya P. Mikomangwa, Wema A. Kibanga, Alphonce Ignace Marealle, Bertha Mallya, Deogratias Katabalo, Sofia Sanga, Fredrick Kalokola, John Rwegasha, Rose Magambo, John Mmassy, Sungwa Kabissi, Josephine A. Balati…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:72
  23. Telemedicine is becoming integral in primary care hypertension management, and is associated with improved blood pressure control, self-management and cost-effectiveness. This study explored the experiences of...

    Authors: Sok Huang Teo, Evelyn Ai Ling Chew, David Wei Liang Ng, Wern Ee Tang, Gerald Choon Huat Koh and Valerie Hui Ying Teo
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:71
  24. Girls can use their mother’s emotional, informational and behavioral support to perform healthy behaviors due to their constant access to their mothers. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of role modeling...

    Authors: Jeyran Ostovarfar, Mohammad Hossein Kaveh, Hossein Molavi Vardanjani, Leila Ghahramani, Masoud Karimi, Abdolrahim Asadollahi and Razie Zare
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:70
  25. Studies focusing on patterns of psychotropic drug prescriptions (PDPs) for subpopulations of community-dwelling older people with dementia are lacking.

    Authors: Jiamin Du, Sarah I. M. Janus, Michiel de Boer and Sytse U. Zuidema
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:69
  26. Diabetic foot is a serious complication of diabetes with a high disability and mortality rate, which can be prevented by early screening. General practitioners play an essential role in diabetic foot risk scre...

    Authors: Nan Zhao, Jingcan Xu, Qiuhong Zhou, Juanyi Hu, Wenjing Luo, Xinyi Li, Ying Ye, Huiwu Han, Weiwei Dai and Qirong Chen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:68
  27. There is inconsistent utilisation of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for cardiovascular disease (CVD) screening and management by healthcare professionals to identify CVD risk factors early and to interven...

    Authors: Jill Bruneau, Karen Parsons, Donna Moralejo and Catherine Donovan
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:65
  28. Experience and research show that screening for malnutrition in primary care mainly takes place by monitoring the weight parameter and that validated screening instruments are hardly used. In this study we exa...

    Authors: Evelien Van Offenwert and Birgitte Schoenmakers
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:64
  29. The disability burden of common mental health disorders is enormous and should be faced at the first point of contact in the healthcare system. General Practitioners (GPs) are called to recognize, diagnose, an...

    Authors: Ilias Papachristopoulos, Eleni Sazakli and Michalis Leotsinidis
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:63
  30. Despite lung cancer being a leading cause of death in the United States and lung cancer screening (LCS) being a recommended service, many patients eligible for screening do not receive it. Research is needed t...

    Authors: Rebekah Gomes, Andrea Nederveld, Russell E. Glasgow, Jamie L. Studts and Jodi Summers Holtrop
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:62
  31. Insomnia is common in the general population and is a risk factor for ill-health, which highlights the importance of treating insomnia effectively and cost-efficiently. Cognitive-behavioural therapy for insomn...

    Authors: Maria Hrozanova, Ingebrigt Meisingset, Håvard Kallestad, Ståle Pallesen, Anne Lovise Nordstoga and Eivind Schjelderup Skarpsno
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:61
  32. 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
  33. The advent of miniature, easy-to-use and accessible multimedia products is leading to screen exposure that begins in early childhood. Overexposure in preschool may lead to adverse effects. The main objective o...

    Authors: Mehtap Akbayin, Aurélien Mulliez, Frédéric Fortin, Mathilde Vicard Olagne, Catherine Laporte and Philippe Vorilhon
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:58
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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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