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Department Collections -- American Family Physician

Search Department collections from past and current issues of AFP, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Step by Step: Proper Planning Essential for Quality Improvement

Apr 7, 2015 - Step by Step: Proper Planning Essential for Quality Improvement

AAFP News : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/step_by_step_proper_planning.html

Appropriate Prescribing of Medications: An Eight-Step Approach - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2007 - A systematic approach advocated by the World Health Organization can help minimize poor-quality and erroneous prescribing. This six-step approach to prescribing suggests that the physician should (1) evaluate and dearly define the patient's problem; (2) specify the therapeutic ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0115/p231.html

POEMs: Step-by-Step Approach to Ruling Out Infant Infection Is Accurate - American ...

Dec 1, 2016 - The Step-by-Step approach, using a basic physical examination and readily available urine and blood tests (without lumbar puncture; see the Synopsis section), can successfully identify low-risk infants younger than 90 days who will not need empiric antibiotic treatment and lumbar ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1201/p933.html

Town Hall Meetings Next Step for Future of Family Medicine Project

Jan 24, 2014 - Town Hall Meetings Next Step for Future of Family Medicine Project

AAFP News : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/town_hall_meetings_next_step.html

U.S. Needs More Than Baby Steps on Paid Maternity Leave

Jan 12, 2016 - U.S. Needs More Than Baby Steps on Paid Maternity Leave

AAFP News : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/u_s_needs_more_than.html

AAFP: FDA E-Cigarette Rule Great Step Forward for Public Health

May 5, 2016 - FDA E-Cigarette Rule Great Step Forward for Public Health

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

http://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/e-cigarette-rule.html

Put the Rx Pad Down: Why Meds Aren't the First Step to Weight Loss

Jan 14, 2015 - Put the Rx Pad Down: Why Meds Aren't the First Step to Weight Loss

AAFP News : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/put_the_rx_pad_down.html

Walk the Talk: Students, Residents Step Up to Support AAFP Advocacy Efforts

Aug 13, 2014 - Walk the Talk: Students, Residents Step Up to Support AAFP Advocacy Efforts

AAFP News : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/walk_the_talk_students_residents.html

10 Steps to Preparing Your Office for ICD-10 -- Now - Family Practice Management

Feb 1, 2014 - ICD-10 will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2014, for services provided on or after that date. The transition to ICD-10 will be significant and requires proper planning and preparation. First steps include obtaining a copy of the ICD-10 code book and orienting yourself to the new code set, ...

Family Practice Management : Articles

http://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p9.html

The health plan two-step -- Family Practice Management

The health plan two-step

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http://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/the_health_plan_two_step.html

Understanding Patients' Literacy Level is Crucial Step in Care

Jul 26, 2013 - Understanding Patients' Literacy Level is Crucial Step in Care

AAFP News : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/understanding_patients_literacy_level_is.html

Begin the Beguine, or loosening up for some ICD-10 dance steps -- Family Practice ...

Begin the Beguine, or loosening up for some ICD-10 dance steps

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

http://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/begin_the_beguine_or_loosening.html

Five Steps to a Performance Evaluation System - Family Practice Management

Mar 1, 2003 - The author provides a step-by-step approach to developing and implementing a fair and consistent employee performance evaluation system.

Family Practice Management : Articles

http://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p43.html

Step Up to Help Curb Teen Medication Abuse

Sep 27, 2012 - Step Up to Help Curb Teen Medication Abuse

AAFP News : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/family_physicians_can_help_curb.html

Eight Steps to a Chart Audit for Quality - Family Practice Management

Aug 1, 2008 - The article describes a step-by-step process to performing chart audits for assessing quality of care in a practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

http://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/pa3.html

From The Editor: Step-by-Step Practice Transformation - Family Practice Management

Dec 1, 2009 - Clearly, it's possible to improve your practice one piece at a time. But can you ever achieve radical practice redesign by this route? The author introduces an article by Anton Kuzel, MD, MHPE, which proposes a step-by-step plan for revolutionizing your practice.

Family Practice Management : From The Editor

http://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p6.html

Ten Steps to a Patient-Centered Medical Home - Family Practice Management

Dec 1, 2009 - The author recommends an organized, step-by-step approach to converting a typical family medicine practice to a patient-centered medical home.

Family Practice Management : Articles

http://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p18.html

Differential Diagnosis of Polyarticular Arthritis - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2015 - Polyarticular arthritis is commonly encountered in clinical settings and has multiple etiologies. The first step is to distinguish between true articular pain and nonarticular or periarticular conditions by recognizing clinical patterns through the history and physical examination. Once...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0701/p35.html

From The Editor: Climbing One Step at a Time - Family Practice Management

Feb 1, 2010 - Practice redesign is a huge, daunting task that becomes more manageable if you take it one step at a time -- and not just because you're tackling it piecemeal. There's some synergy at work.

Family Practice Management : From The Editor

http://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0100/p7.html

Medications for Chronic Asthma - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2016 - Chronic asthma is a major health concern for children and adults worldwide. The goal of treatment is to prevent symptoms by reducing airway inflammation and hyperreactivity. Step-up therapy for symptom control involves initiation with low-dose treatment and increasing intensity at ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p454.html

Diagnosis of Heel Pain - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2011 - Heel pain is a common presenting symptom in ambulatory clinics. There are many causes, but a mechanical etiology is most common. Location of pain can be a guide to the proper diagnosis. The most common diagnosis is plantar fasciitis, a condition that leads to medial plantar heel pain, ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1015/p909.html

Management of Constipation in Older Adults - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2015 - Chronic constipation is common in adults older than 60 years, and symptoms occur in up to 50% of nursing home residents. Primary constipation is also referred to as functional constipation. Secondary constipation is associated with chronic disease processes, medication use, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0915/p500.html

Differentiation and Diagnosis of Tremor - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2011 - Tremor, an involuntary, rhythmic, oscillatory movement of a body part, is the most common movement disorder encountered in clinical practice. Rest tremors occur in a body part that is relaxed and completely supported against gravity. Action tremors occur with voluntary contraction of a ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0315/p697.html

Management of COPD Exacerbations - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2010 - Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease contribute to the high mortality rate associated with the disease. Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of multiple interventions. The first step in outpatient management should be to increase the dosage ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0301/p607.html

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