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Generalists trained in family medicine.
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PMID:  21253069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Since their creation in the early 1970s, the residency programs in family medicine have attracted an increasing number of medical graduates. In Quebec, over 1000 general practitioners have received their primary-care training in these programs. In order to assess the potential impact of these new training programs, we surveyed the medical practice characteristics of a representative sample of general practitioners, 294 trained in family medicine and 442 trained in the traditional programs. Results showed that trainees in family medicine were more likely to join group practice, to work in rural areas, to deliver hospital care, to work on a salary basis in local community health centres, and to be involved in teaching and research. There were, however, no differences between the two groups of general practitioners in their interventions with patients, particularly with regard to health promotion, patient education, and humanization of care. Implications of these results are discussed.
B Maheux; J Lambert; R Pineault; C Beaudoin; M Berthiaume
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0008-350X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1988 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120300     Medline TA:  Can Fam Physician     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1693-8     Citation Subset:  -    
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