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June 28, 2018 Africa Publication

Why high tech needs high touch: Supporting continuity of community primary health care

Integrated care through community-oriented primary care (COPC) deployed through municipal teams of community health workers (CHWs) has been part of health reform in South Africa since 2011. The role of COPC and integration of information and communication technology (ICT) information to improve patient health and access to care, require a better understanding of patient social behaviour. These study sought to understand how COPC with CHWs visiting households offering health education can support antenatal follow-up and what the barriers for access to care would be

April 25, 2018 Africa Publication

The Influence of Family Physicians Within the South African District Health System: A Cross-Sectional Study

Evidence of the influence of family physicians on health care is required to assist managers and policy makers with human resource planning in Africa. The International argument for family physicians derives mainly from research in high-income countries, so this study aimed to evaluate the influence of family physicians on the South African district health system. 

March 7, 2018 Western Pacific Publication

Family Medicine Clinic: a case study of a hospital–family medicine practice redesign to improve chronic disease care in the community in Singapore

Singapore´s health care system is strained by the health care needs of a rapidly aging population. The unprecedented collaboration between a public hospital and a private family practice to set up the Family Medicine Clinic (FMC) to co-manage patients with chronic desease is an example of efforts to shift care to community. 

Feb. 13, 2017 Global Publication

Integrated Diabetes Care: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Integrated care is an approach that seeks to improve the quality of care for people with diabetes by ensuring that services are well coordinated around their needs. Healthcare professionals, people with diabetes and the system must be aligned to support improvement both in the delivery of care and in achieving better outcomes for people with diabetes.