Chronic illness in adolescents

Latest Issue: 2017

Australian Family Physician aims to provide relevant, evidence-based, clearly articulated information to Australian GPs to assist them in providing the highest quality patient care; applicable to the varied geographic and social contexts in which GPs work and to all GP roles as clinician, researcher, educator, practice team member and opinion leader. All articles are subject to a peer review process before they are accepted for publication. The journal is indexed in MEDLINE, Index Medicus and Science Citation Index Expanded. In addition to editorial, letters and book reviews, articles are published in the following categories:

  • Focus articles – articles, usually commissioned, related to the featured theme of each issue of the journal
  • Clinical articles – Evidence-based review articles and case studies relating to assessment and management of specific symptoms or conditions addressed in general practice
  • Research articles – reports of quality, original research relevant to the needs of Australian GPs
  • Professional articles – Articles on non-clinical topics of relevance to GPs
  • Viewpoint articles – Clearly argued opinion pieces relating to primary care.


Latest issue

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Chronic illness in adolescents

2017 Vol 46(8) 545-624

The August issue focuses on the management of chronic illness in adolescents.

Recent issues

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2017 Vol 46 (7) 449-544

The July issue discusses obesity, how to approach it and how to treat it.

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June 2017 Vol 46 (6) 353-448

The June issue highlights issues relating to menopause and how to manage these.

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2017 Vol 46 (5) 261-352

The May issue of AFP explores the management of various skin conditions.

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Advances in physiology

2017 Vol 46 (4) 177-256

The April issue of AFP explores advances in diagnostic testing and treatment of disease.

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