The Portico archive now hosts the content from Effective Clinical Practice, a journal published by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine and the Alliance of Community Health Plans from 1998 to 2002.  

The journal published peer-reviewed articles with practical information to help clinicians and other health care professionals improve the health and quality of life of individual patients and populations. Indexed in Medline, it published influential research such as Wagner’s chronic care model.

The content for this title will no longer be available through the platform of the American College of Physicians; therefore, it has “triggered” and is available to the community via the Portico archive. This journal is freely available through Portico.

Portico ensures ongoing access to content that is no longer available through its original publisher or a successor. To date, we have triggered 125 titles, 103 of them open access. A full list of triggered content is available to view or download.

The key facts about this trigger event are below.

Title: Effective Clinical Practice
Trigger date: 1/7/20
Print ISSN: 1099-8128
Electronic ISSN: 1538-9685
Publisher: American College of Physicians
Publication date range: 1998-2002
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The American College of Physicians, publisher of the flagship journal Annals of Internal Medicine, is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 159,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.

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