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

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

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

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

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 : Opinion

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

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 : Opinion

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

The health plan two-step : Getting Paid -- A Family Practice Management blog

...The health plan two-step Most folks have heard of the Texas two-step. The Texas two-step is danced with two quick steps and two slow steps. The health plan two-step is even simpler. It is one step forward and one step backward. The latest demonstration comes courtesy of...

Family Practice Management : FPM Blogs

http://blogs.aafp.org/fpm/gettingpaid/entry/the_health_plan_two_step

STEPS: Guanfacine (Intuniv) for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - American ...

Feb 15, 2011 - Guanfacine is an effective short-term treatment option for ADHD in children six to 12 years of age. Sedation is a marked problem in many children. Patients should take the medication daily to avoid adverse effects that occur with abrupt discontinuation or when the guanfacine is restarted.

American Family Physician : STEPS

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0215/p468.html

First step toward getting the EHR incentives: Registration : Making Health IT ...

...First step toward getting the EHR incentives: Registration I have often thought that presentations (or blogs) that begin with the definition of a word are poorly conceived (and after reading this one, you might agree). But after looking up the word register, in conjunction with the...

Family Practice Management : FPM Blogs

http://blogs.aafp.org/fpm/healthit/entry/first_step_toward_getting_the

Ten steps from ordinary practice to PCMH practice? : Noteworthy -- A Family Practice...

...Ten steps from ordinary practice to PCMH practice? This new article from FPM says the trick is to start with steps that increase practice revenue, then use that revenue to support later steps. First, stop undercoding; get the revenue you deserve. Second, use the revenue to...

Family Practice Management : FPM Blogs

http://blogs.aafp.org/fpm/noteworthy/entry/ten_steps_from_ordinary_practice

Medical schools taking additional steps to highlight primary care : Noteworthy -- A ...

...Medical schools taking additional steps to highlight primary care U.S. medical schools are taking steps to get more of their students interested in primary care as student enrollment is expected to increase in coming years. In a recent survey by the Association of American...

Family Practice Management : FPM Blogs

http://blogs.aafp.org/fpm/noteworthy/entry/medical_schools_taking_additional_steps

Town Hall Meetings Next Step for Future of Family Medicine Project : AAFP Leader Voices

...Town Hall Meetings Next Step for Future of Family Medicine Project If you haven't shared your thoughts on Family Medicine for America's Health: Future of Family Medicine 2.0, it's not too late. In our latest update on this important initiative, you will find research results about...

AAFP News : Leader Voices

http://blogs.aafp.org/cfr/leadervoices/entry/town_hall_meetings_next_step

STEPS: Indacaterol (Arcapta) for COPD - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2014 - Indacaterol provides a similar benefit to other long-acting bronchodilators for the treatment of moderate to severe COPD, with once-daily dosing. As with other LABAs, it should be used only as add-on therapy in patients already taking inhaled corticosteroids.

American Family Physician : STEPS

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p252.html

AAFP Disagrees With Justice Department Blockade of OTC Access to Plan B One-Step -- ...

May 8, 2013 - The AAFP has weighed in on the legal battle regarding emergency contraception now playing out in the nation's courts. In a prepared statement issued May 6, Academy Board Chair Glen Stream, M.D., M.B.I., of Spokane, Wash., disagreed with the U.S. Department of Justice's May 1 appeal of a...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130508plan-b-letter.html

STEPS: Doxepin (Silenor) for Insomnia - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2011 - In older patients with primary insomnia, Silenor can increase duration of sleep without next-day effects. However, it does not significantly decrease the time to sleep onset, and it is less effective in younger adults.

American Family Physician : STEPS

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0815/p453.html

STEPS: Ivermectin Lotion (Sklice) for Head Lice - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2014 - Topical ivermectin is safe, effective, and easy to administer because it involves only a single application-rinse cycle and does not require nit combing. However, it is significantly more expensive than nonprescription treatments and its benefits may not be worth the cost for most ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/p984.html

STEPS: Apixaban (Eliquis) for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation - American ...

Apr 15, 2014 - Apixaban is at least as effective as aspirin or warfarin for preventing strokes in high-risk patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, especially those who cannot or will not take warfarin. It is slightly less likely to cause major bleeding and may have better compliance because it...

American Family Physician : STEPS

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p672.html

STEPS: Tranexemic Acid (Lysteda) for Cyclic Heavy Menstrual Bleeding - American ...

Oct 15, 2011 - Tranexamic acid is a nonhormonal option that reduces menstrual blood loss and improves quality of life in patients with heavy menstrual bleeding. It is more expensive than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and hormonal therapies, but is an option when these treatments are not desired...

American Family Physician : STEPS

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1015/p883.html

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

...Walk the Talk: Students, Residents Step Up to Support AAFP Advocacy Efforts If you want students and residents to get involved in an issue, sometimes all you have to do is ask. At an AAFP Board of Directors meeting earlier this year, we heard a report on FamMedPAC, the Academy's...

AAFP News : Leader Voices

http://blogs.aafp.org/cfr/leadervoices/entry/walk_the_talk_students_residents

Understanding Patients' Literacy Level is Crucial Step in Care : AAFP Leader Voices

...Understanding Patients' Literacy Level is Crucial Step in Care Fewer than half of U.S. patients have the necessary skills to read and follow drug label instructions, respond to insurance forms, provide a patient history or communicate effectively with a physician, according to the...

AAFP News : Leader Voices

http://blogs.aafp.org/cfr/leadervoices/entry/understanding_patients_literacy_level_is

Step Up to Help Curb Teen Medication Abuse : AAFP Leader Voices

...Step Up to Help Curb Teen Medication Abuse Today, more than 2,000 U.S. teens will use prescription drugs to get high for the first time. Sadly, for many, it won't be the last time. One in six teenagers has abused prescription drugs at least once, and more than one-third of all...

AAFP News : Leader Voices

http://blogs.aafp.org/cfr/leadervoices/entry/family_physicians_can_help_curb

STEPS: Roflumilast (Daliresp) for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - American ...

Feb 15, 2014 - Roflumilast therapy has a limited role in patients with severe COPD, and no role in patients with mild to moderate COPD. It will not decrease the number of hospitalizations.

American Family Physician : STEPS

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0215/p300.html

Begin the Beguine, or loosening up for some ICD-10 dance steps : Getting Paid -- A ...

...Begin the Beguine, or loosening up for some ICD-10 dance steps Is it necessary to love big band jazz in order to properly understand the new ICD-10 coding? No, but it would certainly help with the fancy footwork involved. The Getting Paid blog will address in coming posts what...

Family Practice Management : FPM Blogs

http://blogs.aafp.org/fpm/gettingpaid/entry/begin_the_beguine_or_loosening

STEPS: Ticagrelor (Brilinta) for Secondary Prevention of Thrombotic Events Following...

Dec 15, 2013 - Ticagrelor is an alternative to clopidogrel for secondary prevention of cardiovascular death in patients with acute coronary syndrome. In an international study it was found to be more effective, but patients in the United States did not experience superior outcomes.

American Family Physician : STEPS

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1215/p821.html

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