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Guidelines Eligible for Payment Incentives

In British Columbia, general practitioners are compensated for delivering guideline-based patient care through the Family Practice (FP) Incentive Program.

The following guidelines are eligible for incentive payments:

Guidelines (in HTML) Printable Documents (PDF)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (2011) Full Guideline (PDF 788K)
Summary (PDF 224K)
Appendix A - Patient Care Flow Sheet (PDF 106K)
Appendix B - Prescription Medication Table for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (PDF 230K)
Appendix C - Medical Indications for Home Oxygen for Stable COPD Patients (PDF 161K)
Appendix D - COPD Flare-up Action Plan (PDF 166K)
Appendix E - Antibiotic Treatment Recommendations for Acute Exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD) (PDF 179K)
COPD - A Guide for Patients (PDF 112K)
Cognitive Impairment: Recognition, Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care (2014) Full Guideline (PDF 1.3M)
Appendix A: Dementia Sub-Types (PDF 126K)
Appendix B: Clinical Features of Dementia, Delirium and Depression (PDF 131K)
Appendix C: Delirium Screening and Assessment Tools – CAM & PRISME (PDF 136K)
Appendix D: Depression Screening Tools (PDF 133K)
Appendix E: Comprehensive Pharmacotherapy Information for Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors and Memantine (PDF 155K)
Appendix F: Medication Table (for the treatment of cognitive impairment in the elderly) (PDF 574K)
The Alzheimer's Questionnaire (PDF 119K)
Standardized Mini-Mental State Examination (PDF 685K)
Clock Drawing Test (PDF 147K)
Montreal Cognitive Assessment (PDF 662K)
Geriatric Depression Scale (short form) (PDF 136K)
Global Deterioration Scale (PDF 117K)
Clinical Action Plan (flow sheet) (PDF 130K)
Guide for Patients & Caregivers (PDF 274K)
Resource Guide for Physicians (PDF 261K)
Diabetes Care (2010) Full Guideline (PDF 1.6M)
Summary (PDF 231K)
Flow Sheet (PDF 272K)
Patient Guide (PDF 262K)
Appendix A: Screening Algorithm for Type 2 Diabetes in Adults (PDF 79K)
Appendix B: Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes (PDF 67K)
Appendix C: Antidiabetic Agents and Adjunctive Agents for use in Type 2 DM (PDF 323K)
Appendix D: Insulin Therapeutic Considerations and Availability (PDF 92K)
Appendix E: Treatment of Hypoglycemia (PDF 83K)
Heart Failure Care (2008) Full Guideline (PDF 540K)
Summary (PDF 145K)
Appendix A - Diuretics (PDF 42K)
Appendix B - Beta blockers (PDF 42K)
Appendix C - ACE inhibitors (PDF 33K)
Appendix D - Angiotensin receptor blockers (PDF 27K)
Appendix E - Direct acting vasodilators (PDF 30K)
Appendix F - Spironolactone (PDF 69K)
Appendix G - Digoxin (PDF 72K)
Flow Sheet (PDF 165K)
Patient Guide (PDF 197K)
Hypertension - Detection, Diagnosis and Management (2008) Full Guideline (PDF 799K)
Summary (PDF 174K)
Appendix A - Recommended Technique for Measuring Blood Pressure (PDF 51K)
Appendix B - Framingham Instruction Sheet (PDF 510K)
Appendix C - Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Worksheet (PDF 55K)
Appendix D - Hypertension Care Flow Sheet (PDF 196K)
Appendix E - Dietary Approaches to Stopping Hypertension (DASH) (PDF 60K)
Appendix F - Antihypertensive Drugs (PDF 85K)
Appendix G - Examples of Secondary Causes of Hypertension (PDF 101K)
Flow Sheet (PDF 196K)
Patient Guide (PDF 133K)
Major Depressive Disorder in Adults: Diagnosis & Management (2013) Full Guideline (PDF 850K)
Appendix A: Medications that Mimic Mood Disorders (PDF 100K)
Appendix B: First-Line Psychotherapies for Treatment of Depression (PDF 99K)
Appendix C: First-Line Antidepressants (PDF 138K)
Appendix D: Switching Antidepressants (PDF 117K)
Appendix E: Discontinuation Syndrome of Antidepressant Medications (PDF 97K)
Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) (PDF 41K)
Example of a Safety Plan (PDF 16K)
Resource Guide: Information Sources for Physicians (PDF 145K)
Resource Guide: Information Sources for Patients (PDF 140K)
Problem Drinking (2013) Full Guideline (PDF 1.1M)
Problem Drinking Part 1 - Screening and Assessment (PDF 573K)
Appendix A - Standard Drink Size Illustration (PDF 195K)
Alcohol Screening Note (PDF 154K)
Problem Drinking Part 2 - Brief Intervention (PDF 377K)
Brief Intervention Follow-up Note (PDF 147K)
Problem Drinking Part 3 - Office Based Management of Alcohol Withdrawal and Prescribing Medications for Alcohol Dependence (PDF 370K)
Appendix A - Prescription Medication Table for Alcohol Dependence (PDF 142K)

Additional information on incentive payments for GPs can be found at the following sites:

The FP Incentive Program:

Practice Support Program:

Disclaimer The Clinical Practice Guidelines (the "Guidelines") have been developed by the Guidelines and Protocols Advisory Committee on behalf of the Medical Services Commission. The Guidelines are intended to give an understanding of a clinical problem and outline one or more preferred approaches to the investigation and management of the problem. The Guidelines are not intended as a substitute for the advice or professional judgment of a health care professional, nor are they intended to be the only approach to the management of clinical problems.  We cannot respond to patients or patient advocates requesting advice on issues related to medical conditions. If you need medical advice, please contact a health care professional.