Peer-reviewed Publications from the Study
Primary health care perceptions of COVID-19 responses on rate of death: an international study
Kinder K, Bazemore A, Taylor M, Mannie C, Strydom S, George J, Goodyear-Smith F. (2021) Integrating primary care and public health to enhance response to a pandemic. Primary Health Care Research & Development 22(e27): 1–7. doi: 10.1017/S1463423621000311
Primary health care (PHC) includes both primary care (PC) and essential public health (PH)functions. While much is written about the need to coordinate these two aspects, successfulintegration remains elusive in many countries. Furthermore, the current global pandemichas highlighted many gaps in a well-integrated PHC approach. Four key actions have beenrecognized as important for effective integration
Relationship between the perceived strength of countries’ primary care system and COVID-19 mortality: an international survey study
Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Karen Kinder, Cristina Mannie, Stefan Strydom, Andrew Bazemore and Robert L Phillips BJGP Open 2020; 4 (4):bjgpopen20X101129.
Strong primary health care (PHC) is the cornerstone for universal health coverage and a country’s health emergency response. PHC includes public health and first-contact primary care (PC). Internationally, the spread of COVID-19 and mortality rates vary widely. The authors hypothesised that countries perceived to have strong PHC have lower COVID-19 mortality rates.
Primary care perspectives on pandemic politics
Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Karen Kinder, Aimee R. Eden, Stefan Strydom, Andrew Bazemore, Robert Phillips, Melina Taylor, Joe George & Cristina Mannie (2021) Primary care perspectives on pandemic politics, Global Public Health, DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2021.1876751
While the COVID-19 pandemic now affects the entire world, countries have had diverse responses. Some responded faster than others, with considerable variations in strategy. After securing border control, primary health care approaches (public health and primary care) attempt to mitigate spread through public education to reduce person-to-person contact (hygiene and physical distancing measures, lockdown procedures), triaging of cases by severity, COVID-19 testing, and contact-tracing. An international survey of primary care experts’ perspectives about their country’s national responses was conducted April to early May 2020.