Adult cancer prevention in primary care: contrasts among primary care practice settings in Québec

Am J Public Health. 1983 Sep;73(9):1040-1. doi: 10.2105/ajph.73.9.1040.


Four strata of Québec primary care (general practitioner) physicians were delineated: fee-for-service physicians in urban and in rural settings, salaried physicians in Community Health Centers (CLSCs) and physicians reimbursed per session in Family Medicine Teaching Centers (FMCs). Physicians in CLSCs and FMCs did more mammographies in women aged 50 to 59, more testing for occult blood in stools of patients aged 45 and over, more Papanicolaou tests, and pursued preventive activities in a broader range of medical encounters than fee-for-service physicians.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Community Health Centers
  • Family Practice
  • Fees, Medical
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Quebec
  • Rural Health