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CanMEDS-Family Medicine Competency Framework 2017

CanMEDS-FM 2017 is a competency framework designed for all family physicians regardless of practice type, location, or populations served. Together with the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s (CFPC) Family Medicine Professional Profile, it forms an overall picture of the roles and responsibilities of Canadian family physicians along with the competencies required to support their…

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Best Advice Guide: Team-Based Care in the Patient`s Medical Home

Team-based care is an integral part of the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) model. The continuous, comprehensive, patient-centred care provided by these family practices is made even more effective by building a strong, well-connected team that strives for the same goal. This guide examines the benefits of team-based care for both practice efficiency and patients’ health…

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New – Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Driven by a common interest in tackling the overuse and abuse of prescription opioids in Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is pleased to be one of eight national organizations to form the Pan-Canadian Collaborative on Education for Improved Opioid Prescribing. This Collaborative formed in response to Health Canada’s 2016 Joint Statement…

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2017 Price Comparison of Commonly Prescribed Drugs Guide

The ACFP is pleased to share with you the annual Price Comparison of Commonly Prescribed Pharmaceuticals in Alberta document. Authored by Dr. Mike Kolber, Tony Nickonchuk, and Jayson Lee, the document identifies generic products (generally cheaper) from brand name products, a 90 day cost for standard doses (unless otherwise noted), and Alberta Blue Cross and…

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CFPC Launches Poverty Tool for Primary Care Providers

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), eight of its provincial Chapters, and the territories, in collaboration with the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP), launched a new resource called Poverty: A Clinical Tool for Primary Care Providers to help family physicians identify patients who may suffer health issues as a result of living in…

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Who’s Who in Alberta’s Health Care

Understanding Who’s Who in Alberta’s Health Care Understanding the different roles that health care organizations have in Alberta’s health care system can be daunting. Each organization plays a significant role in a family physician’s career. Here’s a quick tour around the organization and association landscape, and the ACFP’s role within it.

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Choose Wisely – Is More Better?

Helping family doctors and their patients talk about prevention The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is dedicated to supporting family doctors in providing the best possible care to their patients and communities. As part of this work, the CFPC has partnered with Choosing Wisely Canada™. Check out Dr. Mike Evan’s latest video lecture…

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