Primary care and population health promotion

Family physicians deliver a range of services within preventive patient care. Preventive care is provided on an individual basis, generally in an opportunistic manner. However, it is widely accepted that applying a population-based approach would result in more effective and measurable preventive outcomes, and the community-based approach in primary care is central to the principles…

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Drug information needs clarification

I read with great consternation the article “Raloxifene. Not better than estrogen,” translated from the French La revue Prescrire. As an article in a journal that is designed to keep Canadian family physicians up-to-date on the latest medical information, it leaves much to be desired. Without going into great detail, below is an outline of…

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