CFPC Policy Papers

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) produces papers on health care, primary care and family medicine issues and policies.

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When the clock starts ticking: Wait times in primary care. Discussion Paper.

For many years the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has advocated on behalf of Canadians for appropriate and timely access to all aspects of health care through their family physicians. The College’s positions have taken into account the needs of Canadians as patients waiting in line to receive services throughout the continuum of their health care. This includes not just the wait time between the first visit with a consulting specialist and the patient’s definitive procedure, surgery or treatment – but also the time between the patient’s first visit with his/her family physician and when required, a subsequent visit with a consultant. It also includes the time it takes for a Canadian who does not have a family physician to find one. 


Health Care Delivery

You’ve Got Mail!: What Family Physicians Should Know Before Hitting “Send”

Strategies that encourage user-friendly access to information and care for patients beyond traditional office visits are widely used. These FAQs on email communication with patients identifies the legal risks family physicians face when emailing their patients; issues around privacy and security of personal information; and timeliness issues of email communication.


Physician-Patient Relations

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