Journal of General Internal Medicine

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List of Papers (Total 1,646)

Primary Health Care as a Foundation for Strengthening Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Primary health care (PHC) has been recognized as a core component of effective health systems since the early part of the twentieth century. However, despite notable progress, there remains a large gap between what individuals and communities need, and the quality and effectiveness of care delivered. The Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) was established by an ...

False Dichotomies and Health Policy Research Designs: Randomized Trials Are Not Always the Answer

Some medical scientists argue that only data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are trustworthy. They claim data from natural experiments and administrative data sets are always spurious and cannot be used to evaluate health policies and other population-wide phenomena in the real world. While many acknowledge biases caused by poor study designs, in this article we argue that ...