BMC Family Practice is delighted to announce the launch of its new journal sections.
Continuing professional education and development
This section considers all aspects of research related to continuing medical education and development of graduates and primary care physicians, including the assessment of their knowledge and attitudes and skill development.
eHealth, mHealth and informatics
The eHealth, mHealth and informatics section considers all aspects of research relating to the design, development, trialing, adoption, and application of information technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning applications, and mobile health-based innovations in primary healthcare services delivery, management, and planning.
Health services research in primary care
This section broadly considers all aspects of health services research within primary care. This section has a special focus on:
- The primary care needs of a population, including access to services and inequalities in the provision of primary care
- How health care is organized and delivered, within the context of primary care
- The provision of integrated care and the interfaces between primary and secondary care services
- Primary health care policy and governance
- Quality and safety of care
Primary care clinical practice and interventions
This section considers all aspects of research related to primary care physician clinical practice, including clinical best practice and decision-making, and clinical interventions that are delivered in primary care settings. This section covers, though is not limited to, diagnostic and prescribing practices, decision-making aids and support systems, the practice of person-centered care, patient-physician relations and communication, trials of clinical interventions, and assessment of their efficacy and cost-effectiveness.
Screening, prevention and health promotion
This section considers all aspects of research into proactive approaches to promote the health and wellbeing of populations, in primary and community care settings.