International Journal of Family Medicine

Equity of Access to Quality of Care in Family Medicine


Publishing date
15 Jun 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Dec 2010

Lead Editor

1Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia

2Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia

3Section of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK

4Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, De Pintelaan, 185 1K3 9000 Gent, Belgium


Equity of Access to Quality of Care in Family Medicine

Description

There is considerable evidence for disparities in health status according to socioeconomic status and disadvantaged communities and locations. Despite this, there is evidence in many health systems of “inverse care” in which these disadvantaged groups receive less access to primary care or a lower quality of care. Understanding and seeking to address the reasons for this are priorities for the development of family medicine in many countries.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate continuing efforts to understand equity of access to quality of care in family medicine, the development of strategies to address inequities of access, and the evaluation of the impact and outcomes of these strategies.

We are particularly interested in articles describing and evaluating interventions to address socioeconomic inequalities in access to quality of care in family medicine. Potential topics include, but not limited to:

  • Equity of access to family medicine or primary health care
  • Barriers to locally available or timely access to family medicine in urban, rural, and remote areas
  • Differentials in quality of prevention or management of conditions in family medicine
  • Interventions to address inequities of access to quality of care in family medicine
  • Ethnic or cultural disparities in access to family medicine including indigenous people
  • Inequalities in access introduced by geography
  • Theory of access to, or use of, primary health care including models from medical anthropology, sociology, or psychology

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 858131
  • - Editorial

Equity of Access to Quality of Care in Family Medicine

M. F. Harris | J. S. Furler | ... | S. J. Willems
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 879036
  • - Research Article

Factors Associated with Physician Assistant Practice in Rural and Primary Care in Utah

Jennifer M. Coombs | Perri Morgan | ... | Stephen C. Alder
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 635853
  • - Research Article

Barriers to Health Care for Chinese in the Netherlands

Cha-Hsuan Liu | David Ingleby | Ludwien Meeuwesen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 490634
  • - Research Article

Help Seeking and Access to Primary Care for People from “Hard-to-Reach” Groups with Common Mental Health Problems

K. Bristow | S. Edwards | ... | C. Chew Graham
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 971231
  • - Research Article

Spatial Variation in General Medical Services Income in Dublin General Practitioners

Conor Teljeur | Alan Kelly | Tom O'Dowd
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 812182
  • - Research Article

Development of a Tool to Identify Poverty in a Family Practice Setting: A Pilot Study

Vanessa Brcic | Caroline Eberdt | Janusz Kaczorowski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 590492
  • - Review Article

A New Era in Mental Health Care in Vanuatu

Jill Benson | Dimity Pond | ... | Len Tarivonda

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