Edited by Dr Leiyu Shi, Dr Ana Lorena Ruano and Dr John Furler
International Journal for Equity in Health
Primary care is essential and refers to first-contact, continuous, comprehensive, and coordinated care provided to populations undifferentiated by gender, disease, or organ system. It has been demonstrated that effective primary care is associated with improved access to health care services, reduced hospitalizations, cost effectiveness and enhanced equity. In recent years, many countries, organizations, communities, as well as world agencies have implemented primary care reforms and interventions to improve healthcare access, quality, health outcome and equity in health. Successful stories, as well as lessens learned, through these experiences could benefit the world community.
This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process. The Guest Editors declare no competing interests.