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Professional Medical Liability

Read the AAFP's position on the professional medical liability problem and its goals in advocating for patients and physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/professional-medical-liability.html

Professional Medical Liability, Lawsuits

Read AAFP's opposition to the use of medical liability lawsuits as a means to pursue policy.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/professional-medical-liability-lawsuits.html

Professional Self-Regulation, Competence, and Certification of Physicians

Read AAFP's policy on professional self-regulation, competence, and certification by physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/professional-self-regulation.html

Promoting Early Literacy Development

Read the AAFP's promotion of early literacy development.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/promoting-early-literacy.html

Prostate Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for prostate cancer.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/prostate-cancer.html

Prostate Cancer Screening

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation against screening for prostate cancer using a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test or digital rectal exam.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/cw-prostate-cancer.html

Protective Equipment for Recreational and Competitive Sports Activities

Learn about the recommendations suggested for physicians counseling patients on sports safety equipment.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/protective-equipment.html

Provider, Use of Term (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on the use of the term provider versus physician when referring to health care professionals.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/provider.html

Public Reporting of Physician Performance, Guiding Principles

Read the AAFP's guiding principles for Public Reporting of Physician Performance, Guiding Principles as a means to improve clinical outcomes.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/public-reporting.html

Pulmonary

Pulmonary Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/pulmonary-clinical-recommendations-guidelines.html

Race Based Medicine

Read AAFP's policy on Race Based Medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/racebased-medicine.html

Radiology (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on radiology practice in reference to family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/radiology-position-paper.html

Recommendations by Type: Clinical Practice Guidelines

View all AAFP and AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guidelines.

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https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/clinical-practice-guidelines.html

Red Blood Cell Transfusion

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on red blood cell transfusion.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/cw-rbc-transfusion.html

Referral, Unsolicited Laboratory

Read AAFP's position on family physician's obligation when receiving unsolicited clinical tests results for a patient where no relationship exists.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/referral.html

Reparative Therapy

AAFP opposes the use of reparative therapy or conversion therapy in lesbian, gay, bisexual or transsexual individuals.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/reparative-therapy.html

Reporting on Residency Status of Patients

Read the AAFP's opposition to any legislation requiring health care providers to report a patient's legal residency status.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/reporting-residency-status.html

Reproductive and Maternity Health Services

AAFP Policy on Reproductive and Maternity Health Services.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/reproductive-maternity-health-services.html

Reproductive Decisions

Read the AAFP's position on legal abortions and the role of the family physician in performing the procedure.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/reproductive-decisions.html

Reproductive Decisions, Coverage for

Read the AAFP's policy on reproductive decisions, coverage for.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/reproductive-decisions-coverage.html

Reproductive Decisions, Promoting Access to Medication and First Trimester Aspiration ...

Read AAFP's policy on Promoting Access to Medication and First Trimester Aspiration Terminations by Supporting Skilled Providers.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/reproductive-decisions-promoting-access.html

Reproductive Decisions, Training in

Read the AAFP's position on resident training for counseling and procedural skills needed to treat pregnant women and the variety of options available.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/reproductive-decisions-training.html

Reproductive Health

Reproductive Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/reproductive-health-clinical-recommendations-guidelines.html

Research - Ethical Participation by Family Physicians

Read the ethical considerations for physicians to follow when conducting medical research.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/research-ethical.html

Research, Collaborative

Read the AAFP's endorsement of collaborative researching between clinicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/research-collaborative.html

Research, Family Medicine Journals

Read AAFP's position on the availability of publications for original family medicine research.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/research-journals.html

Residency Training Leading to Dual Board Certification

Read the AAFP's position on preferred three-year residency programs leading to board certification.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/residency-training-dual.html

Resident and Student Education, Discrimination In

Read AAFP's discrimination policy in regards to resident and medical student education.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/resident-education-discrimination.html

Resident and Student Leadership

Read about resident and student leadership in family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/resident-student-leadership.html

Resident Work Hours

Read AAFP's policy on limitations and other regulations of resident work hours.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/resident-work-hours.html

Residential Pool Safety

Read AAFP's policy on safety measures required for residential pool safety including CPR training, telephone access and swimming lessons.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/residential-poolsafety.html

Restraints on Incarcerated Women During Labor, Use of

Read the AAFP policy on the use of restraints on incarcerated women during labor.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/restraints-on-incarcerated-women-during-labor.html

Retail Clinics

Read AAFP's position on retail clinics as an avenue to provide patient-centered healthcare.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/retail-clinics.html

Rh (D) Incompatibility - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendations

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on Rh (D) incompatibility.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/rhd-incompatibility.html

Rights, Protections, and Support for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Read AAFP's position on Rights, Protections, and Support for Survivors of Sexual Assault.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/rights-survivors-sexual-assault.html

Role Definition of Family Medicine

Learn AAFP's role definition of family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/role-definition.html

Rural Health Care in Medical Education

Read AAFP's recommendations on the inclusion of rural health in medical education curriculum and experiences.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/rural-health-medicaleducation.html

Rural Health Care, "First Responder" Training

Read the AAFP's policy on providing first responder training to rural family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/rural-first-responder.html

Rural Health Care, Access to

Read the AAFP's policy on inequitable payments to physicians in rural hospitals.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/rural-health-care-access.html

Rural Practice, Keeping Physicians In (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on the recruitment, retention and training of rural health physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/rural-practice-keeping-physicians.html

Rural Practice: Graduate Medical Education for (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on the inclusion of rural health skills and necessary training standards in medical education.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/rural-practice-gme.html

School Bus Safety

Read AAFP's position on legislative measures to ensure children are safe while being transported on the school bus.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/school-bus-safety.html

School Nutrition: Healthy Eating Options in Schools

Read AAFP's position on the importance of nutrition in dietary offerings in schools.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/school-nutrition.html

School Safety and Student Mental Health

Read about the AAFP's policy on School Safety and Student Mental Health.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/school-safety.html

School-Based Health Clinics, Guidelines

Read the AAFP's position on the importance of school-based health clinical programs for children and adolescent health.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/school-health-clinics.html

Scoliosis - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on scoliosis.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/scoliosis.html

Scoliosis in Adolescents

Due to recently-published evidence related to screening adolescents for scoliosis, the AAFP has withdrawn this recommendation.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/cw-scoliosis.html

Screening

Read the AAFP's position on family physicians' role in advising patients on appropriate screening tests.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/screening.html

Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on screening asymptomatic adult patients for carotid artery stenosis (CAS).

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/cw-cas.html

Screening for Cervical Cancer in Women Older Than 65 Years of Age

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on cervical cancer screening in women older than 65.

|AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/cw-cervical-cancer-screening.html

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