Insights into the design, development and implementation of a novel digital health tool for skilled birth attendants to support quality maternity care in Kenya

By Paul Amendola, Executive Director, VecnaCares Reference: Bartlett L, Avery L, Ponnappan P, et al, Insights into the design, development and implementation of a novel digital health tool for skilled birth attendants to support quality maternity care in Kenya, Family Medicine and Community Health 2021;9:e000845. doi: 10.1136/fmch-2020-000845   The appetite for and ability to collect accurate digital patient-level data in low-resource settings has […]

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Analysis of primary care prescription trends in England during the COVID-19 pandemic compared against a predictive model

By John Scott Frazer, Glenn Ross Frazer Reference: Frazer JS, Frazer GR, Analysis of primary care prescription trends in England during the COVID-19 pandemic compared against a predictive model, Family Medicine and Community Health 2021;9:e001143. doi: 10.1136/fmch-2021-001143   The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in profound changes in patient and prescriber behaviour. Increased health anxiety has been a feature of the […]

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Do statins reduce mortality in older people? Findings from a longitudinal study using primary care records

By Lisanne Andra Gitsels and Elena Kulinskaya Reference: Gitsels LA, Bakbergenuly I, Steel N, et al, Do statins reduce mortality in older people? Findings from a longitudinal study using primary care records, Family Medicine and Community Health 2021;9:e000780. doi: 10.1136/fmch-2020-000780   Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the biggest cause of death from non-communicable disease in the world.1 Clinical guidelines internationally recommend statin therapy […]

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Paediatric primary care in Germany during the early COVID-19 pandemic: the calm before the storm

By Malte Kohns Vasconcelos, MD MSc on behalf of the authors Reference: Kohns Vasconcelos M, Weil K, Vesterling-Hörner D, et al, Paediatric primary care in Germany during the early COVID-19 pandemic: the calm before the storm, Family Medicine and Community Health 2021;9:e000919. doi: 10.1136/fmch-2021-000919 In our report, we describe the perspective of paediatric primary care providers in a densely populated area in Germany […]

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Medical use and misuse of psychoactive prescription medications among US youth and young adults: An Introduction

By: Israel Agaku, PhD Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston MA iagaku@post.harvard.edu Our interest in the issue of prescription medication misuse1 is underpinned by the large number of preventable deaths each year from drug overdose; in 2018, there were 67,367 drug overdose deaths in the United States, making this, along with other unintentional injuries such […]

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Approaches for Quelling Stigma related to COVID-19

Associate Professor & Dr. Longtao He, Research Institute of Social Development, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China. Address: 55 Guanghuacun Road, Chengdu City, 610074, China. Email: lzhlt01@hotmail.com ORCID 0000-0001-7072-7457   Since the COVID-19 outbreak in China, “Wuhan” and “Wuhanese” have become terms equivalent to the virus itself for many Chinese citizens outside of […]

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Identifying the comprehensive framework and concept of Health literacy by qualitative synthesis

By the FMCH Editorial Office Reference: Liu C, Wang D, Liu C, et al. What is the meaning of health literacy? A systematic review and qualitative synthesis. Family Medicine and Community Health 2020;8:e000351. doi: 10.1136/fmch-2020-000351 Question: This study aimed to clarify what health literacy represents. Finding: This study, applying a systematic review and qualitative synthesis […]

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Clinical and laboratory characteristics of Chinese Covid-19 patients

FMCH Editorial office Reference: Zhu J, Zhong Z, Ji P, et al Clinicopathological characteristics of 8697 patients with COVID-19 in China: a meta-analysisFamily Medicine and Community Health 2020;8:e000406. doi: 10.1136/fmch-2020-000406   What are the clinical and laboratory characteristics of Chinese patients affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? By the progress of the pandemic and […]

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Equipping GPs with psychological skills during the pandemic

Author Name: Chuan Zou, Attending physician Affiliation: Chengdu Fifth People’s Hospital, Chengdu university of TCM Email: zou5chuan@163.com Although I am a general practitioner (GP) with special interest in mental health, I cannot offer help when my father is hospitalized for depression and mother suffers from anxiety, due to their indirect contact with the suspected COVID-19 […]

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