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Table 1 WONCA (World Organisation of Family Doctors) Definition of family physician (1991) [9]

From: A scoping review on family medicine in sub-Saharan Africa: practice, positioning and impact in African health care systems

“The physician who is primarily responsible for providing first contact and comprehensive health care to every individual seeking medical care and advice, and arranging for other health personnel to provide services as necessary. The family physician functions as a generalist who accepts everyone seeking care in contrast to other physicians who limit access to their services on the basis of age, sex and/or type of health problem.”