BMC Primary Care is calling for submissions to our Collection on The future of primary care: innovations, challenges, and opportunities.
This Collection will explore new trends, outline the upcoming challenges, and explore the potential of primary care for shaping global health outcomes in the future. As the first point of contact for patients in healthcare systems, it is essential for policymakers and healthcare professionals working in primary care to evolve and adapt in response to changing societal needs, developments in technology and healthcare interventions, and new challenges to public health.
By launching this Collection, BMC Primary Care seeks to foster collaboration, dialogue, and knowledge-sharing with researchers, patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals to encourage advances in primary care delivery that will improve global health outcomes and resolve health inequalities.
In this Collection, we welcome submissions in a diverse range of primary care research topics that explore new perspectives and resolve challenges that will impact the equitable delivery of primary care in the future, supporting BMC Primary Care’s commitment to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being (SDG3) and SDG 10: Reducing Inequalities.
Suggested topics for this Collection include, but are not limited to:
- Digital health and telemedicine: investigating the impact of technology on primary care delivery, including accessibility, efficiency, and patient-provider communication
- Addressing health disparities: strategies for reducing disparities in accessing primary care services and improving health outcomes in underserved populations
- Integrated care models: examining the benefits and challenges of integrating primary care with other healthcare services, including mental health services and community-based care
- Patient-centered care: innovations in fostering patient engagement, shared decision-making, and personalized care approaches
- Health promotion and disease prevention: exploring novel interventions for promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing chronic diseases through primary care
- Primary care workforce: addressing challenges in recruiting and engaging healthcare professionals such as workforce shortages, promoting diversity, and ensuring adequate training to meet the evolving demands of primary care
- Health policy and governance: analyzing policy initiatives that support the sustainability and resilience of primary care systems
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