Special Issue "Chronic Diseases and Multimorbidity in Primary Care"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017)
Dr. Harry H.X. Wang
1School of Public Health, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China
2JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
3General Practice and Primary Care, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 9LX, UK
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Interests: primary health care; multimorbidity; cardiovascular diseases
We are organizing a Special Issue on the chronic diseases and multimorbidity in primary care. The venue is an ISI-indexed, peer-reviewed scientific journal in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
As a result of the environmental, demographic, and economic transitions, non-communicable chronic diseases have become the number one health threat in many countries. The prevalence of coexistent multiple chronic conditions (multimorbidity) increases steadily at all ages, and this may be associated with a number of underlying healthcare and lifestyle factors.
The rates of awareness, treatment, and control of chronic diseases differ widely across countries. Patients with multimorbidity have greater health care needs, with consequent additional primary care visits, hospital re-admissions, and inevitably escalating healthcare costs. Environmentally sustainable designs and cost-effective strategies are needed to ultimately improve clinical outcomes.
The contributions of primary care have been demonstrated globally. Strong primary care is associated with more appropriate, more effective, and less costly care. In face of the emerging public health problems stemming from chronic diseases and multimorbidity, primary care-based multi-disciplinary health care models will need to be implemented. Research studies with complex and innovative designs may carry new perspectives.
We invite international researchers to contribute a variety of papers, including original research articles, essays, and review articles, that could add to the current knowledge on any subject area related to chronic diseases and multimorbidity in primary care. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Dr. Harry H.X. Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
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health system and service model
environmental risk factors
prevention, control, and treatment
health care quality