Evolution of general practice

Latest Issue: 2016

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 – clinical articles commissioned on assessment and management of conditions 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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Evolution of general practice

2016 Vol 45(9) 613-692

This month's articles include: The changing face of Australian general practice across the decades, From medical gaze to statistical person: Historical reflections on evidence-based and personalised medicine, A historical account of the doctor’s bag

Recent issues

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Perinatal care

August 2016 Vol 45 (8) 533-612

This month's articles include: Antenatal care, nutrition care during pregnancy, men and pregnancy, and challenges faced by breastfeeding mothers

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Sports medicine

July 2016 Vol 45 (7) 453–532

This month's articles include: Musculoskeletal injuries, Paediatric sports injuries, Concussion in children and adolescents and Ageing athletes.

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Ear, nose and throat

June 2016 Vol 45 (6) 357–452

This month's articles include: Hearing loss in the elderly, Implantable hearing devices, Sinusitis and Voice hoarseness.

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Medical education

May 2016 Vol 45 (5) 257-352

This month's articles include: Public health role of general practitioners, Mentoring medical students and Educating general practice registrars.

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AFP Clinical Challenge

The Clinical Challenge comprises multiple choice questions based on the Focus articles in each issue. You can earn QI&CPD points by completing the Clinical Challenge each month.

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