The SARS-CoV-2 cornovirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly affected referrals of new suspected cancers from primary care to specialist services in the National Health Service (NHS) across the UK. Amongst […]» Read more
Recovery, Restoration and Risk: A Cross Sectional Survey of the Impact of COVID-19 on General Practitioners in the First UK City to Lockdown.
Background The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted General Practitioners (GPs) immensely. Work patterns have changed, risk stratification has been proposed and clinicians’ mental health have been adversely affected. The COVID-19 prevalence […]» Read more
Clinical and serological profile of asymptomatic and non-severe symptomatic COVID-19 cases: Lessons from primary care in Latin America.
Chile, presents one of the highest incidences of Covid-19 infection in the world. Primary care can play a key role in early detection and contention of the disease. There is […]» Read more
At present, “severe acute respiratory syndrome new coronavirus” (SARS-CoV-2) affects the whole world and has led to a pandemia with almost 2.000.000 infected patients in the mid of April 2020 […]» Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has put under pressure all the health national systems in Europe and telemedicine (TM) has been an almost unavoidable answer for primary care (PC) services to constrain […]» Read more
Requests from primary care for chest X-ray and CA125 measurements during the COVID-19 emergency: An observational study.
During the first 3 months of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic developed, it was noticed that requests from primary care for investigations were decreasing, including those that form part of […]» Read more
The purpose of this study was to evaluate family physicians’ job strain during the Covid-19 pandemic and determine the effective factors. The study was carried out between 01 May 2020 […]» Read more
Exploring the illness experiences amongst families living with 2019 coronavirus disease in Ghana: Three case reports.
The 2019 corona virus disease (COVID-19) has wreaked havoc on countries, communities and households. Its effect on individuals and their families, although enormous, has not been adequately explored. We thus […]» Read more
Family medicine internship support during the COVID-19 pandemic in Cape Town, South Africa – A narrative report.
The health-service redesign that came with the preparation for the surge of COVID-19 had a potential of disrupting the Family Medicine internship programme like it did to many other health […]» Read more
What items should be included in an early warning score for remote assessment of suspected COVID-19? qualitative and Delphi study.
To develop items for an early warning score (RECAP: REmote COVID-19 Assessment in Primary Care) for patients with suspected COVID-19 who need escalation to next level of care.The study was […]» Read more
The effects of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic and lockdown on pediatric diseases and care are not well characterized in Germany.To investigate the effects of the […]» Read more
To identify whether active use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increases susceptibility to developing suspected or confirmed COVID-19 compared to the use of other common analgesics.We performed a propensity score-matched […]» Read more
Migrant Workers’ Needs and Perceptions While Lodged in a Shelter Home in India During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
India is combating a large-scale migrant crisis in many states during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The objective of this study was to identify migrant workers needs and perceptions […]» Read more
The Cape Town International Convention Centre from the inside: The family physicians’ view of the ‛Hospital of Hope’.
This short report captures the week-by-week reflections of a group of family physicians who joined the clinical and operational management teams tasked with providing the in-patient service of an 862-bed […]» Read more
Re-organising primary health care to respond to the Coronavirus epidemic in Cape Town, South Africa.
Cape Town is currently one of the hotspots for COVID-19 on the African continent. The Metropolitan Health Services have re-organised their primary health care (PHC) services to tackle the epidemic […]» Read more
The novel coronavirus pandemic is increasing demand for digital health in primary care delivery, highlighting the progress being made and the challenges still faced. Gary Humphreys reports. View the full […]» Read more
Four decades after the Declaration of Alma-Ata, its vision of health for all and strategy of primary health care are still an inspiration to many people. In this article we […]» Read more
“At home, with care”: Lessons from New York City Home-based Primary Care practices managing COVID-19.
COVID-19 required rapid innovation throughout the health care system. Home-based primary care (HBPC) practices faced unique challenges maintaining services for medically complex older populations for whom they needed to adapt […]» Read more
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a defining point in human history, having far-reaching effects on all aspects of human life. In the race to find a vaccine, governments need […]» Read more
There is an urgent requirement to identify which clinical settings are in most need of COVID-19 tests and the priority role(s) for tests in these settings to accelerate the development […]» Read more
Death and Grieving for Family Caregivers of Loved Ones With Life-Limiting Illnesses in the Era of COVID-19: Considerations for Case Managers.
Family caregivers of a loved one with a life-limiting or terminal illness are often overwhelmed by, and underprepared for, their responsibilities. They often need help from family members and friends […]» Read more
Availability of personal protective equipment and diagnostic and treatment facilities for healthcare workers involved in COVID-19 care: A cross-sectional study in Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador.
Many affected counties have had experienced a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. We aimed to investigate the needs of healthcare professionals and the […]» Read more
Incidence of COVID-19 in patients with rheumatic disease: is prior health education more important than shielding advice during the pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to major changes in clinical practice on a global scale in order to protect patients. This includes the identification of vulnerable patients who should “shield” […]» Read more
Changes in Primary Care Visits in the 24 Weeks After COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders Relative to the Comparable Time Period in 2019 in Metropolitan Chicago and Northern Illinois.
In this brief report, we characterize pediatric primary care service utilization in metropolitan Chicago over the first 24 weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic response in relation to the comparable time period […]» Read more
The coronavirus pandemic has a lasting influence on the healthcare landscape particularly in Germany, even though this crisis has currently been effectively managed. Patient visits to primary care physicians as […]» Read more
Texas ranks 2nd in the count of COVID cases. Pre-existing disparities in healthcare may be intersecting with COVID-19 outcomes.To explore the relationship between county-level race/ethnic composition and COVID-19 mortality in […]» Read more
COVID-19 Transmission in a Psychiatric Long-Term Care Rehabilitation Facility: An Observational Study.
To report the clinical characteristics and transmission rate of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a community inpatient long-term care psychiatric rehabilitation facility designed for persons with serious mental illness to […]» Read more
The ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has a major impact on first responders. Scarce personal protective equipment (PPE) has forced them to conserve and reuse some of their PPE. The […]» Read more
Sero-epidemiological study of SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare personnel in a healthcare department.
Estimate IgG antibody prevalence against SARS-CoV-2 in healthcare personnel (HCP) of a healthcare department (HD).Prevalence study. The presence of IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 was determined in HCP of the HD. […]» Read more
Health care for undocumented immigrants during the early phase of the Covid-19 pandemic in Lombardy, Italy.
Despite concern on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on undocumented immigrants, quantitative evidence on the issue is scant. We analyse socioeconomic and heath conditions of 1,590 undocumented immigrants in Milan, Lombardy, […]» Read more