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Screening Your Adult Patients for Depression -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - Family physicians are well-placed to catch depression in patients early - and get reimbursed for it.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p16.html

The Case for Medical Chaperones -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - It's time for more discussion about how best to incorporate chaperones in primary care.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p6.html

Tools for Better Dementia Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Quality measures and clinical tools can bring focus and clarity to caring for patients with cognitive impairment and supporting their caregivers.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p11.html

Developing Standing Orders to Help Your Team Work to the Highest Level -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Use this seven-step plan to create protocols that improve efficiency and reduce physician workloads.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p13.html

12 ways to work smarter, not harder in practice -- FPM

Nov 29, 2018 - A primary care physician shares 12 strategies -- rooted in the principle of working smarter, not harder -- that transformed her practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/working_smarter.html

Five steps for standing orders -- FPM

Jun 21, 2018 - Whether you are writing a standing order from scratch or evaluating an existing one for use in your practice, be sure to address these issues.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/standing_orders.html

Managing Behavioral Health Issues in Primary Care: Six Five-Minute Tools -- FPM

Apr 1, 2017 - These practical strategies can help family physicians support patients with depression, anxiety, and other behavioral health issues.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0300/p30.html

Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - While attempting to solve one problem, DPC may be exacerbating other serious problems in our health care system.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p10.html

Your Solution for Primary Care Engagement -- FPM

Jun 13, 2013 - Get information about print and online advertising rates and policies for FPM journal.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/advertisers/rates-policies.html

Building the Case for the Patient-Centered Medical Home -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - A coalition is working to prove the concept and create an imperative for change. Payers and policymakers are getting on board. Are you?

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0100/p14.html

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Using a clinical prediction tool at the point of care will help you choose which course is best for your patient.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p41.html

Stark III: Refinement Not Revolution (Part 2) -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - The regulations include good news for physicians who work with hospitals.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p25.html

Improving Office Practice: Working Smarter, Not Harder -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - Seemingly simple strategies can transform your practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p28.html

The Medical Home: An Idea Whose Time Has Come ... Again -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - Physicians, employers, legislators and payers think medical homes may be the key to health system reform.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p38.html

TransforMed Tries to Rebuild Family Medicine -- FPM

May 1, 2007 - The national demonstration project nears the halfway mark with many hard lessons already learned.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0500/p21.html

Using a Simple Patient Registry to Improve Your Chronic Disease Care -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Who needs an EHR? Software you already have can help you make sure your patients get the care they need.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p47.html

How to Answer Your Clinical Questions More Efficiently -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - Asking focused questions and knowing where to look can lead to quicker answers.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p37.html

Escaping the Tyranny of the Urgent by Delivering Planned Care -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - These four components can help you provide care that is more proactive, organized and satisfying.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p37.html

Caring for Children: Re-examining the Family Physician's Role -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - New research suggests that the care of children has become less central to family medicine than it used to be, and some family physicians want to reverse the trend.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p45.html

Innovation in Practice: Six Ways to Harness the Power of Your Ideas -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - With a clear aim, some basic innovation tools and a willingness to experiment, your team can produce some remarkable ideas.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p37.html

Is the New Model of Family Medicine Financially Viable? -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - Findings from the Future of Family Medicine project suggest the New Model could boost your income or enable you to work fewer hours.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p68.html

Acute Otitis Media in Children -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - The article presents an evidence-based approach to diagnosing and treating otitis media and provides an encounter form.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p52.html

Making Evidence-Based Medicine Doable in Everyday Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - Finding the evidence you need is getting easier than you ever thought possible.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p51.html

Creating an Electronic Filing Cabinet -- FPM

Jan 1, 2004 - This article describes how physicians can create an electronic filing cabinet that allows them to access select journal articles and other medical references easily, quickly and from any computer.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0100/p65.html

Evidence-Based-Medicine Tools for Your Palm-Top Computer -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - The author evaluates a list of evidence-based resources for the personal digital assistant and offers tips for better utilization of these resources at the point of care.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p73.html

Overcoming Compassion Fatigue -- FPM

Apr 1, 2000 - When practicing medicine feels more like labor than a labor of love, take steps to heal the healer.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0400/p39.html

Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p35.html

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia -- Family Practice ...

...2. Mandell LA, Bartlett JG, Dowell SF, File TM Jr, Musher DM, Whitney C. Infectious Diseases Society of America. Update of practice guidelines for the management of community-acquired pneumonia in immunocompetent adults. Clin Infect Dis. 2003;37:1405-1433. 3. Fine MJ, Auble TE,...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p41.pdf

Developing Standing Orders to Help Your Team Work to the Highest Level

...cine included in a standing order, the exact dosage, and the route of administration. Follow the Institute for Safe Medication Practices guidelines to avoid error-prone abbreviations, symbols, and dose designations (http:// www.ismp.org/Tools/errorproneabbreviations.pdf). 5....

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p13.pdf

Tools for Better Dementia Care

...• Practice Guidelines for Assessing Pain in Older Persons With Dementia Residing in Long-Term Care Facilities: https:// www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2871017/ • Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale (PAINAD): https://consultgeri.org/try-this/dementia/issue-d2.pdf...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p11.pdf

COPD and Asthma: Differential Diagnosis

...practice guidelines for asthma contribute to the ongoing problem of asthma-related health disparities among at-risk groups. These disparities in asthma care and burden suggest that culturally competent clinical and educational approaches are needed. The Guidelines for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/fpm/COPD-Asthma.pdf

SORT.pdf

...practice guideline In general, you should choose approximately three to seven key recommendations for your article. Do not choose statements that merely summarize research findings or represent statements of fact; choose important clinical recommendations that reflect the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/fpm/SORT.pdf

2020_AFP_FPM_AFM_FPE_Journal_Policies_Rates.pdf

...253 Putting Prevention into Practice 256 Point-of-Care Guides 258 Practice Guidelines 203 CME Quiz is worth 7 credits. www.aafp.org/fpm Coding Tips for 99213 vs. 99214 5 How to Create a Practice Culture of Well-Being 11 Patient Inducements: Dos and Don’ts 16...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/fpm/offer/2020_AFP_FPM_AFM_FPE_Journal_Policies_Rates.pdf

FPM Cover

...American Family Physician - Practice Guidelines. Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2018-2019: Updates from ACIP | www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1015/p541.html FPM - Back to Basics: Five Steps to Better Influenza Vaccination Rates | www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p30.html AAFP...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/fpm/fpm20190500.pdf

Helping Your Adolescent and Young Adult Patients Get the Preventive Care and Services ...

...American Family Physician Practice Guidelines - ACIP Releases 2017 Childhood Immunization Recommendations www.aafp.org/childhood-immunization FamilyDoctor.org - Immunization Schedules https://familydoctor.org/immunization-schedules/ AAFP Clinical Preventive Service...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/fpm20180300p17-rt1.pdf

Improving Vaccination Rates for the 2018-2019 Influenza Season

...American Family Physician - Practice Guidelines. Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2018-2019: Updates from ACIP | www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1015/p541.html FPM - Back to Basics: Five Steps to Better Influenza Vaccination Rates | www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p30.html AAFP...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/fpm20190500p17.pdf

Innovation in Practice: Six Ways to Harness the Power of Your Ideas -- Family Practice ...

...visits, • Advanced access scheduling, • Online appointment scheduling, • Planned care for patients with chronic diseases, • Clinical practice guidelines software, • Standardized order sets, • E-mail communication with patients, • Practice-based measurement systems. These ideas aim...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p37.pdf

Caring for Children: Re-examining the Family Physician’s Role -- Family Practice ...

...last year’s joint release of an evidence-based clinical practice guideline on the treatment of acute otitis media.5 This raises the pro- file of family physicians and helps people to better understand that family physicians take care of kids and do it well, he says. Relations...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p45.pdf

41outp.pdf

...6. Mandell LA, Bartlett JG, Dowell SF, File TM Jr, Musher DM, Whitney C; Infectious Diseases Society of America. Update of practice guidelines for the management of community-acquired pneumonia in immunocompe- tent adults. Clin Infect Dis. 2003;37:1405-1433.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/fpm20060400p41-rt1.pdf

Using a Simple Patient Registry to Improve Your Chronic Disease Care -- Family Practice...

...ago, our clinic’s parent health care organization dictated that all of its satellite clinics would be required to implement clini- cal practice guidelines for chronic diseases and show measurable improvements in patient care. After convening a few brainstorming sessions in which all...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p47.pdf

p28.pdf

...Improving office practice is a worthwhile endeavor. Even in the face of complex coding rules, practice guidelines and performance demands, physicians who develop an orga- nized system of information management and workflow and who foster an empowered nursing staff can achieve a...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p28.pdf

p38.pdf

...with patients. • 22 percent use e-prescribing. • 1 3 percent use clinical practice guidelines software. • 13 percent do outcomes analyses. • 12 percent use Web-based consults or e-visits. In addition to needing an adequate care management fee, practices will need educa-...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p38.pdf

Family Practice Management

...Clinical practice guideline software 9.6% Group visits 8.4% Web-based consults or e-visits 2.6% source: AAFP Practice Profile i survey, July 2008. Article Web Address: http://www.aafp.org/fpm/20090100/14buil.html 18 | FAMILY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT | www.aafp.org/fpm |...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0100/p14.pdf

p6.pdf

...aberrant drug-related behaviors: a review of the evidence for an American Pain Society and American Academy of Pain Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline. J Pain. 2009;10(2):131-146. 2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Results from the 2012 national survey on drug use...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/1100/p6.pdf

p16.pdf

...10. Gupta K, Hooton TM, Naber KG, et al. International clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis and pyelonephritis in women. Clin Infect Dis. 2011;52(5):e103-e120. 11. Mehrotra A, Paone S, Martich GD, Albert SM, Shevchik GJ. A comparison of...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0700/p16.pdf

p16.pdf

...record has been invaluable in easing communication between providers. The physicians were able to collaborate to establish clear practice guidelines regarding when to escalate care to a psychiatrist, which has reduced misunderstandings and uninten- tional delays in care. At...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p16.pdf

p30.pdf

...of the most commonly used treatment approaches for psychosocial problems and emotional distress is psychiatric medication. Although practice guidelines support the use of antidepressants for severe depression in adults, greater controversy exists about their effectiveness,...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0300/p30.pdf

Opinion: The Case for Medical Chaperones

...6. Develop practice guidelines that sup- port both the physician and the patient in cases where a patient declines a chaperone but the physician still feels uncomfortable. These guidelines could allow you to defer the exam to another day or to another physi- cian or chaperone, and...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p6.pdf

It's Time to Start Practicing Population-Based Health Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 1998 - You don't have to be part of an integrated delivery system to optimize care for populations of patients with common conditions.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0600/p37.html

Worth While Web: 50 Useful Sites for Family Physicians -- FPM

Apr 1, 2001 - The World Wide Web can be a tremendous resource for you and your patients if you know where to look. Here's your guide.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0400/p23.html

Where to Look for Good Clinical Policies -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - Doctors increasingly need to know how to find, evaluate and implement clinical policies. Our primer begins with this first of two articles.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/p28.html

Putting Clinical Guidelines Into Practice -- FPM

May 1, 2001 - The article follows a family practice through its quality improvement project to increase physician use of clinical guidelines for asthma.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p45.html

Electronic Medical Records: The FPM Vendor Survey -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - The advent of Internet-based EMR systems gives you new options. Here we report on 23 conventional systems and five Internet-based ones.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0100/p45.html

Do-It-Yourself Disease Management -- FPM

Dec 1, 1998 - It's amazing what you can accomplish with your PC, some off-the-shelf software and a desire to improve patients' health.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1100/p34.html

Demand Management: Implementing Your Own Program -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - You don't have to spend a lot on bells and whistles. Instead, put the principles of managing demand to work in your practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p49.html

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