Canadian Family Physician

Rural health care in Canadian Family Physician

There are many barriers to accessing health care in rural areas. Recruiting and retaining family physicians remains a challenge, and tailored strategies are often required to address the needs of rural populations. Research in the August issue examines the attributes of Canadian medical students at matriculation that predict later rural practice, and another study assesses outcomes for patients with diabetes in a service model adapted to one rural clinic’s population. The President’s Message provides an update on the Rural Road Map for Action.

The issue also introduces a new series on casting immobilization for primary care and includes practical content on conservative therapy for appendicitis, tapering opioids using motivational interviewing, and identifying and managing developmental disabilities in refugee and immigrant populations.

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Canadian Family Physician (CFP), a peer-reviewed medical journal, is the official publication of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Our mission is to ensure that practitioners, researchers, educators and policy makers are informed on current issues and in touch with the latest thinking in the discipline of family medicine; to serve family physicians in all types of practice in every part of Canada in both official languages; to advance the continuing development of family medicine as a discipline; and to contribute to the ongoing improvement of patient care.

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CFP believes in making the intellectual property created by our authors, editors, reviewers and designers available to as many people as possible, in as many formats as possible.

Our core product, of course, is the print edition of CFP, which is distributed monthly to all members of the CFPC and to paid subscribers. It focuses on commentaries and hands-on, how-to articles such as clinical reviews, case reports, critical appraisals, as well as regular features such as Child Health Update, Tools for Practice and Art of Family Medicine. Research articles also frequently appear in the print edition.

All of this content is also published online at www.cfp.ca, along with considerable web exclusive content, including ancillary materials in our “CFPlus” feature and full-length research articles. All of these articles are placed on the international record in PubMed and available in full text at PubMed Central.

In addition, we now publish a digital edition (called eCFP) that includes all the articles in both the print and online editions. It is e-mailed to all members every month. Also available in digital format are a French edition and a Research edition.

We also have CFP Mainpro+®, a service that allows members to use selected journal content to earn Mainpro+ certified credits.

In addition, one of the most popular features of the print edition – the careers and locums ad section – is also available online in a searchable format.

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