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Protocol for a nationwide survey of primary health care in China: the China PEACE (Patient-centered Evaluative Assessment of Cardiac Events) MPP (Million Persons Project) Primary Health Care Survey

Su, Meng, Zhang, Qiuli, Lu, Jiapeng, Li, Xi, Tian, Na, Wang, Yun, Yip, Winnie, Cheng, Kar Keung, Mensah, George A, Horwitz, Ralph I, Mossialos, Elias, Krumholz, Harlan M and Jiang, Lixin (2017) Protocol for a nationwide survey of primary health care in China: the China PEACE (Patient-centered Evaluative Assessment of Cardiac Events) MPP (Million Persons Project) Primary Health Care Survey. BMJ Open, 7 (8). e016195. ISSN 2044-6055

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Identification Number: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016195

Abstract

Introduction China has pioneered advances in primary health care (PHC) and public health for a large and diverse population. To date, the current state of PHC in China has not been subjected to systematic assessments. Understanding variations in primary care services could generate opportunities for improving the structure and function of PHC. Methods and analysis This paper describes a nationwide PHC study (PEACE MPP Primary Health Care Survey) conducted across 31 provinces in China. The study leverages an ongoing research project, the China Patient-centered Evaluative Assessment of Cardiac Events (PEACE) Million Persons Project (MPP). It employs an observational design with document acquisition and abstraction and in-person interviews. The study will collect data and original documents on the structure and financing of PHC institutions and the adequacy of the essential medicines programme; the education, training and retention of the PHC workforce; the quality of care; and patient satisfaction with care. The study will provide a comprehensive assessment of current PHC services and help determine gaps in access and quality of care. All study instruments and documents will be deposited in the Document Bank as an open-access source for other researchers. Ethics and dissemination The central ethics committee at the China National Centre for Cardiovascular Disease (NCCD) approved the study. Written informed consent has been obtained from all patients. Findings will be disseminated in future peer reviewed papers, and will inform strategies aimed at improving the PHC in China. Trial registration number NCT02953926

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://bmjopen.bmj.com/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors © CC BY-NC 4.0
Divisions: Health Policy
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Departments > Health Policy
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2018 15:54
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2019 12:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/86656

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