Special Issue "Statistical Methods in the Context of Primary Health Care"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Public Health Statistics and Risk Assessment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Andreia Teixeira
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1. Centre for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS), Faculty of Medicine University of Porto, 4200-450 Porto, Portugal
2. Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences-MEDCIDS, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, 4200-450 Porto, Portugal
3. Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Interests: biostatistics; data analysis; information theory; data mining and Kolmogorov complexity
Prof. Sofia Baptista
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1. Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences-MEDCIDS, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, 4200-450 Porto, Portugal
2. Centre for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS), Faculty of Medicine University of Porto, 4200-450 Porto, Portuga
Interests: family medicine; primary healthcare; decision-making; systematic reviews and meta-analysis; medical education; qualitative research
Prof. Carlos Martins
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1. Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences-MEDCIDS, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, 4200-450 Porto, Portugal
2.Centre for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS), Faculty of Medicine University of Porto, 4200-450 Porto, Portugal
Interests: quaternary prevention; primary health care; family medicine; overdiagnosis prevention and medical education

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

How can statistics be used to strengthen investigations in primary health care?

For this Special Issue, we welcome works bridging gaps in the area of statistical methods applied to primary health care.

Primary health care, according to the World Health Organisation´s definition, is oriented around communities, centred in individuals, and provides a holistic approach of facilitating people’s needs and preferences concerning health and wellbeing. Research studies aimed at promoting health, preventing diseases, and enhancing the quality of life of individuals are emerging, and studies based on real data are strongly encouraged.

There is a wide variety of statistical methods for data analysis that can be used for different purposes: description, statistical inference, method comparison, modelling, classification, and forecasting, among others.

Your articles will undoubtedly bring this Special Issue relevant results, conveying through statistics an added value to primary care and community-oriented clinical practice.

In addition to original research papers, this Special Issue also intends to include review papers, meta-analysis studies, protocols or methodological papers.

Prof. Andreia Teixeira
Prof. Sofia Baptista
Prof. Carlos Martins
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Primary health care
  • Family medicine
  • Biostatistics
  • Prevention diseases
  • Quality of life
  • Promotion health
  • Data analysis
  • Medical education

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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