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Sanitary facilities in primary schools are inadequate
Provision of sanitary facilities in primary schools is inadequate, despite recent evidence that almost one in eight girls start their periods while still at primary school, according to a letter in this week's BMJ. (2001-08-16)

Quality, experience of outpatient care in US for adults with or without primary care
Adults who have primary care receive similar amounts of care as adults who don't, but they receive more high-value care, similar low-value care, and report better access and patient experiences. In this analysis, researchers used data from an annual nationally representative survey to compare 49,286 adults with primary care to 21,133 adults without primary care. Health care systems in many countries are organized around primary care, whereas health care in the US is organized around hospitals and specialty care. (2019-01-28)

After cancer: The role of primary care in cancer survivorship care
Primary care physicians are treating an increasing number of cancer survivors, yet they have no clear guidance on how best to care for such patients. This study considers how primary care physicians perceive their role in delivering care to cancer survivors. (2020-05-12)

Primary care plays key role in managing COVID-19 in three Asian cities
Despite having some of the densest living spaces and the highest number of international visitors, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Beijing have utilized their respective primary health care systems to keep their COVID-19 cases and deaths relatively low. (2021-01-12)

Fewer than half of the countries provide tuition-free pre-primary education
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health's WORLD Policy Analysis Center have found that 45 percent of countries, with only 15 percent of low-income countries, provide tuition-free pre-primary education. The results of the study will be published in the December 2018 issue of International Organisations Research Journal. (2018-12-10)

New Medicare primary care improvement results: U-M expert available to comment
This week, new results emerged from the federal government's largest-ever effort to improve primary care for people who rely on Medicare - the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative. A primary care physician who has studied Medicare authored the editorial in NEJM addressing the implications of the new results. (2016-04-13)

BUSM, BUSPH researchers validate new drug use consequences test for primary care
Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Public Health have conducted a study on a modified version of the Short Inventory of Problems to help promote early intervention and treatment for patients with drug use in primary care. (2012-03-21)

Making sense of bacterial biodiversity
An article in Ecology Letters this month, reports that primary productivity can influence the diversity of bacterial communities. Increasing primary productivity can alter the number of taxonomic groups of bacteria present, and the response can vary among different bacterial taxonomic groups. Bacteria may comprise the majority of the earth's biodiversity, and understanding the relationship between primary productivity and bacterial diversity is an important step toward understanding the processes responsible for the maintenance of bacterial biodiversity. (2003-07-02)

In preschools in India, math games boost math understanding
Working with children at more than 200 preschools in India, researchers found that those who took part in math games for four months became more skilled at math assessments similar to those they'd see in primary school - an effect that lasted for up to a year. (2017-07-06)

Scientists discover new inflammatory target
Scientists have found a new role for the tiny organelles known as primary cilia - they are important for regulating inflammation. (2012-05-09)

Fewer patient encounters drive decline in total primary care office visits
Despite seeing gains in insurance coverage for preventive health services under the Affordable Care Act, the US has seen a declining rate of primary care visits over the past fifteen years. Are fewer individuals seeing primary care physicians? (2021-01-12)

Women almost twice as likely to choose primary care as men
Analysis of osteopathic medical school survey data reveals women are 1.75 times more likely to choose primary care than men, according to a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers sought to understand factors that increase the likelihood of specializing in primary care. (2020-05-26)

Call for the creation of chief primary care medical officer in hospitals
This article appears in the July/August 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. Article link goes live at 5 p.m. ET, July 10. (2017-07-10)

A national decline in primary care visits associated with more comprehensive visits and electronic follow-up
The number of primary care visits may be declining nationally, but analysis reveals that in-person visits have become more comprehensive and follow-up care has moved online. (2019-11-12)

Changing stem cell structure may help fight obesity
Scientists have found that reducing the size of tiny hair like structures on stem cells stops them turning into fat. The discovery could be used to develop a way of preventing obesity. (2015-02-16)

Reception year teachers most important for primary education
A good reception year teacher makes the biggest and longest-lasting difference to primary school education, an assessment of over 70,000 children from Durham University's Curriculum, Evaluation and Management Center reveals. (2007-09-07)

Good pre-school and home-learning boosts academic development
Attending a high quality pre-school followed by an academically effective primary school gives a significant boost to children's development. These are the findings of a new study which shows that a stimulating early years home-learning environment also provides a sound foundation on which these experiences build. (2008-11-28)

Media Alert: The Lancet special issue on primary health care
'Primary health care is in crisis... Leadership after the Astana meeting is essential to rejuvenate and revitalise all aspects of primary health care.' -- The Lancet special issue on primary health care marks 40 years since landmark Alma-Ata Declaration. (2018-10-18)

Physicians admit feeling under qualified and lacking necessary education to treat obesity
New study finds that only 44 percent of primary care physicians reported success in helping obese patients lose weight and many identified nutritionists and dietitians as the most qualified providers to care for obese patients. (2012-12-20)

Playground bullies healthier than their victims
Primary school bullies are healthier and mentally stronger than their victims, a representative survey suggests. The study authors suggest that pure bullies may have a constitution that allows them to be dominant in inappropriate ways. (2001-08-21)

Survival after melanoma not affected by surgical background
Survival of melanoma patients does not depend on the surgical background of the person removing the primary tumour, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-11-28)

Patients in primary care networks had fewer visits to ED, shorter stays
Patients receiving care from physicians in primary care networks were less likely to visit emergency departments, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2018-03-12)

5-question survey may increase COPD diagnoses
A simple, five-question patient-administered survey (COPD-PS) may lead to increased diagnoses of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (2012-10-22)

New tool measures primary care as a whole
There are a number of measures to assess aspects of primary care, but a new measure breaks new ground by combining experiences of patients, clinicians, and payers and allowing the most informed reporter -- the patient -- to assess vital primary care functions that are often missed. (2019-05-14)

The effects of picking up primary school pupils on surrounding street's traffic
The objective of this study is to find out factors affecting the picking up of pupils at primary school by evaluating the typical primary schools in Hanoi city. (2021-02-16)

Rising barriers to primary care send many Americans to the emergency department
A shortage in the number and availability of primary care physicians may continue to mean rising numbers of emergency department visits, despite the expanded health insurance coverage required by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (2011-08-08)

A hidden history of artificial intelligence in primary care
Artificial intelligence methods are being utilized in radiology, cardiology and other medical specialty fields to quickly and accurately process large quantities of health data to improve the diagnostic and treatment power of health care teams. Compared to other medical specialty fields, primary care physicians deal with a very broad spectrum of illnesses, taking a person-centric approach to care, with fewer diagnostic instruments or tests available. The nature of primary care may pose unique challenges to the meaningful application of AI. (2020-05-12)

Why it's so important to have a primary care doctor
Americans with primary care received significantly more high-value care -- such as recommended cancer screenings and flu shots -- and reported better patient experience and healthcare access, compared to those without primary care, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. (2019-01-28)

Paper vs. electronic: How a dermatology prescription is written affects adherence
A UNC School of Medicine dermatologist recently conducted a study to determine if the way a prescription was written -- either traditionally or electronically -- played a role in whether a patient filled and picked up the medication. (2016-10-26)

Community colleges can boost access to primary care and physician diversity
Medical school graduates who attended community college are more likely to select family medicine for their residency training and to be from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine, new UC Davis Health research shows. (2018-07-13)

Primary care visits reduce hospital utilization among Medicare beneficiaries at the end of life
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have found that primary care visits reduce hospital utilization among Medicare beneficiaries at the end of life. The recently published study appears in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. (2008-06-05)

Primary-care research is not a lost cause
A Viewpoint in this week's issue of The Lancet addresses the state of primary-care research worldwide. Primary care includes the medical services provided by general practitioners (family physicians) and internists, with the aims of providing patients with a broad range of health care over a period of time and coordinating the care the patient receives. (2004-09-09)

A blueprint for building transgender health programs in primary care
Leading educators and clinical experts on transgender health care from Harvard, Fenway Health, and The Fenway Institute address access issues for transgender patients seeking care by providing a plan to integrate gender-affirming hormone therapy, surgical referrals, or wrap-around services into primary care. (2020-02-18)

Treating opioid addiction in primary care helps patients and cash-strapped medical practices
Buprenorphine-based treatment for opioid addiction is in short supply in many areas of the United States. And while many physicians want to offer it, clinics are unsure how to offer buprenorphine therapy in a financially sustainable way. (2020-11-10)

'Upgrading' from secondary to primary seatbelt laws would save lives, researchers find
Recently, many states have been considering a law that would encourage seatbelt use. Research conducted by a University of Missouri-Columbia professor and University of Tennessee professor has shown that primary seatbelt enforcement is effective at saving lives. (2007-05-07)

How primary care physicians can make Astana work
The Astana Declaration, adopted by the World Health Organization in October 2018, acknowledges the importance of primary health care to achieve better health outcomes globally. But how, the authors ask, can physicians make this declaration work? (2019-07-10)

Stent for life initiative
Primary angioplasty (with stent implantation) is the most effective therapy for acute myocardial infarction, but it is not available to many patients, even though most European countries have sufficient resources (i.e., catheterization laboratories) for its wider use. The Stents 4 Life initiative was a study aiming to analyze the use of primary angioplasty in the treatment of AMI in 27 European countries. (2009-09-01)

Use of quality improvement strategies among US primary care practices
Small- to medium-sized practices with quality improvement systems (e.g., registries) are most likely to use quality improvement strategies. Practices with fewer major disruptions are more likely to use quality improvement strategies to improve cardiovascular preventive services. (2018-04-09)

Students who view medicine as a calling are more likely to pursue primary care
Students who view medicine as a calling are more likely to pursue primary care. (2018-01-09)

Editorial says primary care system must change how it approaches dementia
In an editorial in the November issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, geriatrics researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. say that primary care doctors, the physicians seen by most older adults, cannot meet the needs of the growing number of older adults with dementia without changing how the primary care system approaches dementia. (2007-10-15)

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