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Table 12 Benefits and concerns in relation to Family Medicine mentioned by key leaders [5]

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

Benefits Concerns
• A clinically skilled generalist all-rounder at the district hospital
• Mentoring team-based care in the community
• A strong leadership role in the district health system
• Developing comprehensive holistic practice of medicine
• Focus on community care, such as community-oriented primary care (COPC)
• Family medicine is unknown or poorly understood
• Poor recognition, visibility and role clarity
• Struggling with policy ambivalence and needs advocacy
• Slow pace of FPs being trained and low numbers of FPs placed into the health system