Special Issue "Family Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges for Primary Healthcare"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: family medicine; health promotion; health screening; lifestyle medicine; metabolic disorders; nutrition; obesity; preventive care; primary care; smoking cessation
Interests: family medicine; health promotion; health screening; lifestyle medicine; palliative care; preventive care; primary care; smoking cessation
Primary care provides individualized, continuing, and comprehensive healthcare for the individual and family members, regardless of their age, gender, diseases, and organs. Family medicine devoted to primary care is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis, management, and treatment of a broad range of conditions. Individualized, continuing care maintains overall health and prevents unnecessary complications; thus, primary care can reduce the overall mortality rate and medical expenses for the general population.
This Special Issue seeks papers (original clinical studies and reviews) related to primary care, disease prevention and screening, chronic disease management, and the following suggested topics. This invitation is addressed to all healthcare providers (e.g., family physicians, general physicians, internal medicine physicians, oncologists, clinical nutrition experts, surgeons, pediatricians, dietitians, and nurses) involved in primary care.
The aim of this Special Issue is to:
- Provide information on evidence-based primary care;
- Assess the cost-effectiveness of primary healthcare and screening;
- Figure out effective management for outpatient care;
- Investigate the efficacy and safety of health screening;
- Research the clinical evidence of chronic disease management;
- Study and review disease prevention, including cancers and metabolic disorders.
Prof. Dr. Hae-Jin Ko
Prof. Dr. A-Sol Kim
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- family medicine
- primary care
- preventive care
- health screening
- cancer screening
- chronic disease
- smoking cessation
- metabolic disorders
- nutritional care
- lifestyle medicine