Dr. Rita K. McCracken, MD, PhD

Family Physician and Primary Care Researcher


Oct 11, 2023

REDONNA - last quantitative paper - our intervention did not change prescribing behaviour and other reflections

Our REDONNA team in British Columbia used a personalized "audit and feedback letter", named Portrait, to see if we could reduce the number of first-time opioid prescriptions for pain. The study was a randomized trial involving all eligible family docto...

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Sep 5, 2023

What can publicly funded schools teach us about how to fix the family doctor shortage?

I wrote an article with my colleague, Dr. Lindsay Hedden, in Healthcare Management Forum, as a way to start rethinking the #FamilyDoctorShortage. Briefly... Lessons from public schools can help with the family doctor shortage. Just like schools are o...

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