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Integrated care as a means to improve primary care delivery for adults and adolescents in the developing world: a critical analysis of Integrated Management of Adolescent and Adult Illness (IMAI)

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, January 2014
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Title
Integrated care as a means to improve primary care delivery for adults and adolescents in the developing world: a critical analysis of Integrated Management of Adolescent and Adult Illness (IMAI)
Published in
BMC Medicine, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-12-6
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Authors

Ashwin Vasan, Andrew Ellner, Stephen D Lawn, Sandy Gove, Manzi Anatole, Neil Gupta, Peter Drobac, Tom Nicholson, Kwonjune Seung, David C Mabey, Paul E Farmer

Abstract

More than three decades after the 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata enshrined the goal of 'health for all', high-quality primary care services remain undelivered to the great majority of the world's poor. This failure to effectively reach the most vulnerable populations has been, in part, a failure to develop and implement appropriate and effective primary care delivery models. This paper examines a root cause of these failures, namely that the inability to achieve clear and practical consensus around the scope and aims of primary care may be contributing to ongoing operational inertia. The present work also examines integrated models of care as a strategy to move beyond conceptual dissonance in primary care and toward implementation. Finally, this paper examines the strengths and weaknesses of a particular model, the World Health Organization's Integrated Management of Adolescent and Adult Illness (IMAI), and its potential as a guidepost toward improving the quality of primary care delivery in poor settings.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Spain 1 <1%
Rwanda 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 155 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 32 20%
Student > Master 30 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 8%
Other 12 8%
Other 42 26%
Unknown 20 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 53 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 29 18%
Social Sciences 22 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 3%
Psychology 4 3%
Other 17 11%
Unknown 30 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 April 2015.
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#3,713,363
of 19,510,965 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#1,820
of 2,905 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#52,699
of 290,222 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#209
of 270 outputs
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