As a discipline, we continue to learn lessons from Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-lessons for practice, systems, and patient care. This issue also includes articles focused on 2 other topics that attract increasing attention by family physicians. First, articles describe how the social determinants of health impact health and how family physicians can overcome those obstacles with their patients. Patients want assistance from health systems for 1 specific need related to social determinants of their health. Second, we see increasing evidence about opioid prescriptions in primary care. Multiple clinical articles are pertinent to family medicine, such as different implications of an elevated sedimentation rate compared with C-reactive protein, practice facilitation, adolescent vaccination, family physician accuracy with potentially malignant skin lesions, and more.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Family Practice