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Few People in the United States Can Identify Primary Care Physicians - Graham Center ...

May 15, 2004 - Almost one decade after the Institute of Medicine (IOM) defined primary care, only one third of the American public is able to identify any of the medical specialties that provide it, and only 17 percent were able to accurately distinguish primary care physicians from medical or ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2312.html

The Ecology of Medical Care for Children in the United States: A New Application of an ...

Dec 15, 2003 - If equal and adequate access to health care for children in the United States is a goal, we are failing. That failing is most prominent in the setting where most children receive care and preventive services—the doctor's office.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/p2310.html

The U.S. Primary Care Physician Workforce: Minimal Growth 1980-1999 - Graham Center ...

Oct 15, 2003 - Growth in the primary care physician workforce (physicians per capita) in the United States has trailed the growth of the specialist physician population in recent years. This has occurred despite calls during the same period for increased production of primary care physicians and ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1483.html

The U.S. Primary Care Physician Workforce: Undervalued Service - Graham Center Policy ...

Oct 15, 2003 - Primary care physicians work hard, but their compensation is not correlated to their work effort when compared with physicians in other specialties. This disparity contributes to student disinterest in primary care specialties.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1486.html

Health Maintenance and Counseling - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2018 - This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and counseling and related issues, including dietary and nutrition guidelines, health maintenance in children, lifestyle counseling, and physical activity. This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=64

Family Physicians Make a Substantial Contribution to Maternity Care: The Case of the ...

Aug 1, 2003 - Family physicians provided nearly 20 percent of labor and delivery care in Maine in the year 2000. A substantial proportion of this care was provided to women insured by Medicaid and those delivering in smaller, rural hospitals and residency-affiliated hospitals. As family medicine ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p405.html

Consequences of Medical Errors Observed by Family Physicians - Graham Center Policy ...

Mar 1, 2003 - In two studies about medical errors, family physicians reported health, time, and financial consequences in nearly 85 percent of their error reports. Health consequences occurred when the error caused pain, extended or created illness, or placed patients, their families, and others at ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p915.html

Family Physicians Are an Important Source of Mental Health Care - Graham Center Policy ...

Apr 1, 2003 - While comprising about 15 percent of the physician workforce, family physicians provided approximately 20 percent of physician office-based mental health visits in the United States between 1980 and 1999. This proportion has remained stable over the past two decades despite a decline in...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0401/p1422.html

Obesity - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2018 - This collection features AFP content on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, childhood obesity, diet, exercise, lifestyle counseling, and weight loss maintenance. This collection features AFP content on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=19

Types of Medical Errors Commonly Reported by Family Physicians - Graham Center Policy ...

Feb 15, 2003 - In a group of studies about medical errors in family medicine, the five error types most often observed and reported by U.S. family physicians were: (1) errors in prescribing medications; (2) errors in getting the right laboratory test done for the right patient at the right time; (3) ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p697.html

Family Physicians Increase Provision of Well-Infant Care Despite Decline in Prenatal ...

Jan 1, 2003 - Over the past 20 years, family physicians and general practitioners (FP/GPs) and pediatricians have upheld their commitment to preventive care for infants. Non-Metropolitan Statistical Areas (non-MSAs) depend on family physicians for almost one half of their well-infant care. FP/GPs ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p17.html

Family Physicians Are the Main Source of Primary Health Care for the Medicare ...

Dec 1, 2002 - Of people 65 years and older who reported an individual provider as their usual source of health care, 60 percent identified a family physician or general practitioner. The Medicare population relies heavily on family physicians.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2032.html

Family Physicians Lead in Specialties in Providing Rural Health Care

Feb 3, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Family physicians provide more health care to rural areas than other primary care or subspecialty physicians, according to data released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The data, part of the Facts and Stats series based on research by the Robert Graham...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/family-physicians-lead--in-rural-care.html

What Physicians Need to Know About Seniors and Limited Prescription Benefits, and Why -...

Jul 15, 2002 - More and more often, seniors are faced with outpatient prescription benefits that have annual spending limits, and they may be forced to cut back on use of medications when they run out of benefits before the end of the year. Family physicians can play a valuable role by helping seniors...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p212.html

Uncoordinated Growth of the Primary Care Work Force - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers -...

Nov 1, 2001 - Family physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are distinctly different in their clinical training, yet they function interdependently. Together, they represent a significant portion of the primary care work force. Training capacity for these professions has increased ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1101/p1498.html

Trumping Professional Roles: Collaboration of Nurse Practitioners and Physicians for a ...

Oct 15, 2001 - Professional turf battles have yielded variations in the scope of practice for nurse practitioners (NPs) that obstruct collaboration with physicians that would enhance patient care. Patients would be better served if NPs and physicians worked together to develop better combined models ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1325.html

R. Shawn Martin -- Executive Management Team

Jun 11, 2013 - Shawn Martin oversees the AAFP Division of Government Relations and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington, DC, as well as the Division of Practice Advancement at the AAFP headquarters in Leawood, Kan. In this role, he directs ...

About AAFP : Governance

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/staff/r-shawn-martin.html

Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder and related issues, including antidepressants, major depressive disorder, mental health, postpartum depression, and psychiatric medications. This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=6

The United States Relies on Family Physicians Unlike Any Other Specialty - Graham ...

May 1, 2001 - Designation of a county as a Primary Care Health Personnel Shortage Area (PCHPSA) depends on the number of primary care physicians practicing there. Without family physicians, an additional 1,332 of the United States' 3,082 urban and rural counties would qualify for designation as ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1669.html

The Patient Safety Grid: Toxic Cascades in Health Care Settings - Graham Center Policy ...

Mar 15, 2001 - The Patient Safety Grid shows the fields where action is necessary in a comprehensive national effort to reduce harm from medical errors. Each segment of the grid is important and connected to others, sometimes forming a toxic cascade.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1047.html

Toxic Cascades: A Comprehensive Way to Think About Medical Errors - Graham Center ...

Mar 1, 2001 - Current thinking about threats to patient safety caused by medical errors is often focused on the immediate consequences of mistakes in the hospital setting that affect specific aspects of care, such as testing procedures or medications. Some mistakes, however, become apparent distant ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/p847.html

Substance Abuse - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2018 - ...10/01/2016 Rural Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Depends on Family Physicians [Graham Center Policy One-Pagers] 02/01/2015 Buprenorphine Maintenance vs. Methadone Maintenance or Placebo for Opioid Use Disorder [Cochrane for Clinicians] 09/15/2012 Opioid Dependence [Clinical...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=27

The Importance of Primary Care Physicians as the Usual Source of Healthcare in the ...

Nov 1, 2000 - Having a usual source of care enhances achieving clinical prevention goals for children and adults. There is room for improvement, and differences between the practices of internists and family physicians suggest that slightly longer visits and having health insurance might contribute ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1101/p1968.html

Researchers Urge Refocusing of Physician Workforce Policy

Oct 23, 2013 - Policymakers charged with growing a strong U.S. primary care workforce need to refocus their efforts on training physicians willing and able to meet changing population needs. That's the gist of a new one-page report recently released by the AAFP's Robert Graham Center for Policy ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20131023rgcworkforce.html

The Importance of Having a Usual Source of Health Care - Graham Center Policy ...

Aug 1, 2000 - Most people (82 percent) in the United States have and use for much of their health care a usual source of care, and a majority of them name a particular primary care physician as that source. Regardless of self-reported health status, people benefit from having a usual source of health...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0801/p477.html

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