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NICE Guidelines

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines. NICE makes recommendations to the NHS on new and existing medicines, treatments and procedures and on treating and caring for people with specific diseases and conditions. Many of the guidelines are pertinent to the primary care provider.

American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians (ACP) produces evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and many of them are pertinent to the primary care provider.

Institute of Medicine Reports – Children, Youth and Families

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of U.S. government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public.

The National Academies Press – Public Health and Prevention

The National Academies Press publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics including books in Public Health and Prevention.

Public Health Agency of Canada – Disease Prevention and Control Guidelines

The guidelines have been published by the Public Health Agency of Canada to support Canada's disease prevention and control efforts.

Toward Optimized Practice (TOP)

TOP - Toward Optimized Practice Clinical Practice Guidelines serve as guidance for general practitioners in the province of Alberta, in Canada.

British Columbia – Guidelines and Protocols Advisory Committee

British Columbia Guidelines (BCGuidelines) are developed by the Guidelines and Protocols Advisory Committee (GPAC), a joint committee of the BCMA and the Ministry of Health.

The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) – Tools for Practice

Tools for Practice provided by The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is a biweekly review that summarize medical evidence on a clinical question with a focus on information that can modify your day-to-day practice.

CMA Guidelines in Family Practice

Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Family Practice.

CMA Guidelines in Community and Preventive Medicine

Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Community and Preventive Medicine.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners – Guidelines

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Guidelines. RACGP is the professional organization that focuses on the safety and quality of general practice in Australia.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners – The Red Book

The Red Book from The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners provides Guidelines for Preventive Activities in General Practice.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners – The Green Book

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners' (RACGP) Green Book - Putting Prevention Into Practice: Guidelines for the Implementation of Prevention in the General Practice Setting.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners – SNAP Guidelines

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners SNAP Guide helps GPs tackle the most important behavioral risk factors that affect the health of the Australian community. SNAP stands for: 1) S quit Smoking; 2) N better Nutrition; 3) A moderate Alcohol; 4) P more Physical activity.

New Zealand Ministry of Health

Guides and Standards published by The New Zealand Ministry of Health.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force – Recommendations

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) conducts scientific evidence reviews on a broad range of clinical preventive health care services (such as screening, counseling, and preventive medications) and develops recommendations for primary care clinicians and health systems.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force – Search for Recommendations

Very interesting mechanism to retrieve recommendations from the USPSTF Preventive Services Database according to the patient’s characteristics.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force – Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014

The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services provides summaries on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening, counseling, and preventive medication topics and includes clinical considerations for each topic.

Choosing Wisely – American Academy of Family Physicians

United States specialty societies representing more than 500,000 physicians developed lists of things physicians and patients should question in order to improve care and eliminate unnecessary tests and procedures.

Meducation – General Practice (free registration required)

Meducation is a vast educational platform for medical professionals and students with learning topics in most medical specialties including General Practice.

Geneva Foundation – Free Medical Journals in Family Medicine

The Geneva Foundation is an amazingly well organized directory of links organized by diseases and conditions mostly on gynecology and obstetrics. There is also an excellent link directory on free medical journals in all specialties, including Family Medicine Journals.

Free Medical Journals – Family Practice Journals with known impact factor

Free Medical Journals is a platform that provides links to most of the free journals in primary care and family medicine.

Free Medical Journals – All Journals in Family Practice

Free Medical Journals is a platform that provides links to most of the free journals in primary care and family medicine.

Wonca – Pearls

Cochrane Primary Care Group's PEARLS. These are independent, simple and easy to digest findings from key Cochrane Collaboration Systematic Reviews, focused on the needs of primary care clinicians.

American Family Physician

Peer review journal of The American Academy of Family Physicians. The articles are free after 12 months from publication.

American Academy of Family Physicians

Immunization Schedules, Clinical Recommendations, Preventive Recommendations and Choosing Wisely Topics from The American Academy of Family Physicians.

Mayo Clinic Proceedings – Concise Reviews for Primary-Care Physicians

Review articles, Pearls, CME activities and clinical cases for the primary care physicians.

API Medicine Update 2013

The Association of Physicians of India´s (API) Medicine Update has relevant information on several important topics. The Publications section gives access to the previous year's updates.

Australian Family Physician

Australian Family Physician is the official journal of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. AFP aims to provide relevant, evidence based, clearly articulated information to Australian GPs to assist them in providing the highest quality patient care.

CDC Healthy Living

The Centers for Disease Control Healthy Living page provides Information on a vast range of health topics such as obesity, physical activities, nutrition, mental health, aging and more.

CDC Diseases and Conditions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resources on a wide range of topics with information for health professionals and the general public.

Merck Manual

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy is one of the best-selling medical books of all times.

Cleveland Clinic – Preventive Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Disease Management Project Preventive Medicine Chapters.

Medscape Reference (free registration required)

Medscape Reference is a vast free medical education resource with vast content in all medical specialties including articles pertinent to Family Practice.

Medscape News – Family Medicine (free registration required)

Medscape News is a vast free medical education resource and includes articles reviews from the medical literature in family medicine.

Medscape Education – Family Medicine (free registration required)

Medscape Education is a vast free medical resource and includes continuing medical education content for the primary care provider and family physicians.

Primary Care Otolaryngology Online

Targeted to medical students and allied health professionals with an interest in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, this e-book helps readers manage uncomplicated clinical problems and recognize when to refer more serious conditions to an otolaryngologist.

Primary Care Dermatology Society

Useful dermatology website dedicated to the primary care provider.

RCGP – STIs in Primary Care

Royal College of General Practitioners 2013 guidelines for the management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and related conditions in general practice.

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