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Applying Six Sigma to Pain Management

Primary care practices would benefit from improved understanding of how to make and sustain fundamental changes in their delivery systems. An improvement collaborative project was conducted in 2005 to not only improve the quality of depression care but help participating practices adopt...

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Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults: ...

Apr 15, 2015 - The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in persons at high risk for infection.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

Mar 15, 2015 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Comparative Effectiveness Research Through a Collaborative Electronic Reporting Consortium

This article describes the creation of an EHR research network sufficiently large to conduct CER, the CER2 Consortium. We detail the network structure, initial research focus, governance, and future vision. The consortium was created through a partnership between the American Academy of...

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Mind Over Body: Hypnosis During Childbirth - Close-ups - American Family Physician

May 1, 2012 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

Postpartum Depression in Primary Care: Translating Screening and Management (TRIPPD) --...

Feb 19, 2015 - Read about the Postpartum Depression in Primary Care study; view aims and objectives; and get links to the PPD Toolkit and presentations.

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Screening for HIV: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - ...

Apr 15, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adolescents and adults 15 to 65 years of age. Younger adolescents and older adults who are at increased risk should also be screened.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care: Team-Based Approach for ... equity in every community Health inequalities and the social determinants of health are not a footnote to the determinants of health. They are the main issue. - Sir Michael Marmot © 2018 american academy of family physicians Addressing Social Determinants of Health...

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Coordinated Health Planning Project: Rhode Island

Coordinated Health planning Project: The current state of primary care in Rhode Island final results

Letter to the House on HHS Appropriations for FY2016 - June 17, 2015

On June 17, the AAFP sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS and Education to express our serious concerns about the level of investment in our nation’s primary care physician workforce, the National Health Service Corps and the Centers for Medicare and ...


Family History and Perceptions About Risk and Prevention for Chronic Diseases in ...

At baseline, healthy primary care patients reported their perceptions about coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and breast, ovarian, and colon cancers. Immediately afterward, intervention group participants used Family HealthwareTM to record family medical history; this web-based ...

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Rates of 5 Common Antidepressant Side Effects Among New Adult and Adolescent Cases of ...

Prevalence and risk of the 5 side effects varied across types of antidepressants for both adults and adolescents. Results from this study were consistent with prior clinical trials, suggesting that variation in side effect profiles exists in a more generalized managed care population.

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Screening for Lung Cancer: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services Task ...

Jul 15, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (CT) in adults 55 to 80 years of age who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or quit within the past 15 years.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Managing Patient Populations in Primary Care: Points of Leverage

Common quality metrics may represent the quality of care for large populations; however, they do not adequately represent quality in individual primary care settings, especially as stand-alone indices. Using discreet threshold values to measure quality in primary care may result in ...

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November 1, 2018 - American Family Physician

...Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews: Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis Kenneth W. Lin Photo Quiz: Abrupt Rash with Painful, Nonpruritic Purpura on the Lower Extremities Efran F. Wu; Peter M. Zhang Practice Guidelines: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: ACP Releases...

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Sickle Cell Disease in Childhood: Part I. Laboratory Diagnosis, Pathophysiology and ...

Sep 1, 2000 - Over the past 25 years, morbidity and mortality have decreased significantly in children with sickle cell disease, and screening tests are now available to diagnose the disease in newborns. The incidence of sepsis caused by pneumococcal and Haemophilus influenzae infections has declined...

American Family Physician : Article

Recommendations for the Future of Family Medicine -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - Where do you begin the enormous task of retooling family medicine and reforming health care? Family medicine’s leaders offer a road map.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Redesigning Primary Care Practice to Incorporate Health Behavior Change

...Redesigning Primary Care Practice to Incorporate Health Behavior Change Prescription for Health Round-2 Results Larry A. Green, MD, Maribel Cifuentes, RN, BSN, Russell E. Glasgow, PhD, Kurt C. Stange, MD, PhD Introduction When Prescription for Health was conceived bythe Robert...

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May 1, 2012 - American Family Physician

...Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Corey D. Fogleman Photo Quiz Reddish-Violet, Reticular Discoloration on the Legs Aleksander Jankovic; Ivana Binic; Dimitrije Jankovic CME Quiz Commentary Letters...

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MOSAIC: Meaningful Outcomes and Science to Advance Innovations Center of Excellence

AHRQ Centers for Primary Care Practice-Based Research and Learning

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Implementing Preventive Care Flow Sheets -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - The article describes how one practice improved its delivery of preventive services, in part by increasing physicians' use of preventive care flowsheets.

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Improving the Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Primary Care: A Report ...

Purulent skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) requiring medical attention are often managed in primary care. The prevalence of SSTIs caused by community-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has been increasing rapidly, including in otherwise healthy ...

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Choosing Wisely: Interventions to Improve Health Care Quality and Reduce Harm

...Interventions to Improve Health Care Quality and Reduce Harm: Consolidated Items Relevant to Primary Care from the Choosing Wisely Campaign This table is organized alphabetically by primary discipline. The sponsoring organizations are listed below each reccommendation. This...

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Effective Payment for Primary Care: An Annotated Bibliography

...Effective Payment for Primary Care An Annotated Bibliography MAY 2016 Stephanie B. Gold, MD Fellow in Health Policy, Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine Research Fellow, Family Medicine for America’s Health (FMAHealth)...

March 1, 2017 - American Family Physician

...Preventive Health Care for Women Who Have Sex with Women Daniel A. Knight; Diane Jarrett Departments AAFP News: AFP Edition Editorials: Addressing the Needs of LGBT Patients Sarah Stumbar Cochrane for Clinicians: Radioactive Iodine Therapy vs. Antithyroid...

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