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Pharmacological Approaches to Chronic Diseases in the Primary Care Settings: Prevention, Treatment, and Care

Call for Papers

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of mortality, accounting for 63% of all deaths globally. Chronic comorbidities especially cardiovascular diseases have imposed a great burden on the socioeconomic development worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for actions to prioritise the prevention and care of chronic diseases in the following decades. It is of great urgency to carry out prevention, treatment, and care for these diseases in an integrated and coordinated manner from a global perspective.

Patients with chronic diseases have been receiving pharmacological therapies to achieve desired health outcomes and improve quality of life. Efforts to explore and assess up-to-date models for pharmacological therapy is warranted to prevent onsets of adverse health event and maintain the quality of life among patients suffering from multimorbidity.

We invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles which would add to the existing evidence to explore different aspects related to the pharmacological approaches on chronic diseases in the primary care setting. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel measurement of drug compliance, adherence, switching, and discontinuation
  • Medication treatment and control of blood pressure, glucose and, other clinical parameters
  • Drug effectiveness and safety in monotherapies and add-on therapies
  • Factors associated with patient’s compliance with pharmacological regimen
  • Improving medication compliance level in community-based daily practice
  • Multidisciplinary collaborations to achieve optimal pharmacological management
  • Application and integration of healthcare information technology into pharmacological approaches

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/pharmacology/pacd/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 23 May 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 15 August 2014
Publication DateFriday, 10 October 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Martin C. S. Wong, Shenzhen Research Institute and School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong

Guest Editors

  • Benjamin H. K. Yip, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
  • Harry H. X. Wang, General Practice and Primary Care, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK