Published Reports

These reports and  policy papers have been published by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).  Can’t find a document? Some older documents are not listed online, but may be kept on file. Contact us.

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Authorizing Dried Cannabis (Medical Marijuana) for Chronic Pain or Anxiety: Preliminary Guidance

This guidance document was prepared on behalf of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) by members of the Addiction Medicine and Chronic Pain Program Committees, in collaboration with members of the Child and Adolescent Health, Maternity and Newborn Care, Mental Health, Palliative Care, and Respiratory Medicine Program Committees, of CFPC’s Section of Communities of Practice in Family Medicine.  


Endorsed Practice Resource

Best Advice Guide: Panel Size

The objective of this tool is to provide a guide for Canadian family physicians on factors affecting practice panel size and the consideration of measures of performance and quality of care. Although, there is insufficient evidence to establish benchmarks or recommendations for the number of patients for which family physicians should be responsible, this resource acts as a Best Advice to: define panel size, provide approaches, identify factors that affect panel size, and address the measures that gauge performance.   


CFPC Policy Paper

Best Advice Guide: Patient Rostering in Family Practice

The objective of this paper is to provide guidance for Canadian family physicians who have already implemented or are considering patient rostering in their practices. The paper highlights the benefits and limitations of patient rostering and provides information to help physicians implement rostering in family practice.


CFPC Policy Paper,

Endorsed Practice Resource

Physician-Patient Relations

Best Advice Guide: Physicians Remuneration in a Patient’s Medical Home

As part of the CFPC’s ongoing advocacy for the Patient’s Medical Home, the Remuneration Best Advice Guide, aims to support family physicians and policy decision makers with information on how a remuneration model can address different community needs, and the outcomes associated with the models in different scenarios.


Endorsed Practice Resource

Breast Cancer Screening for Women, Clinical Practice Guidelines

Recommendations are presented for the use of mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, breast self exam and clinical breast exam to screen for breast cancer. These recommendations apply only to women at average risk of breast cancer aged 40 to 74 years.


Endorsed Document

Brief hypertension action tools.

The Brief Hypertension Action Tool is intended to be used by a health care professional to inform and engage a patient with hypertension to become more active in their care. The flexible tool involves three (3) actions that can be done in one session or in separate sessions.


Endorsed Practice Resource


Buprenorphine/Naloxone for Opioid Dependence: Clinical Practice Guideline

The Guideline is available in English only, and was produced by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).


Endorsed Document

Health Care Delivery

CACAP 2008 position paper on using SSRIs in children and adolescents.

 This position statement provides an update on the use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Anxiety Disorders in children and adolescents.


Endorsed Document

Child & Adolescent Health Care,

Drugs & Therapeutics,

Mental Health

Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

Drinking is a personal choice. If you choose to drink, these guidelines can help you decide when, where, why and how.


Endorsed Document

Canadian consensus guidelines on human papillomavirus.

 The development of new HPV vaccines has re-energized the evaluation of HPV-related disease and greatly increased the need to clearly understand the biologic features of HPV and related disease so as to inform decision-making on the role of HPV vaccination.


Endorsed Document

Communicable Diseases,


Women’s Health

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