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Graham Center Policy One-Pagers Department Collection - American Family Physician

These reports offer succinct summaries of research and perspectives pertinent to family practice advocacy and are produced by the Robert Graham Center: Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington, DC.

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Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Smaller Practices Are Less Likely to Report PCMH ...

Apr 1, 2015 - Despite efforts to achieve broad transformation of primary care practices into patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), certification rates have lagged in small and solo practices. The challenges these groups face with the transformation and certification processes should be addressed to...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p440.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Teaching Health Center GME Funding Instability ...

Feb 1, 2015 - The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program, funded since 2011 and set to expire in 2015, has increased the numbers of primary care physicians and dentists training to care for under-served populations nationwide. Without continued federal funding, most of ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p168.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Accounting for Complexity: Aligning Current Payment ...

Dec 1, 2014 - Family physicians provide care for a wider range of conditions than do most specialists, introducing a high level of complexity into their practice. Historic assumptions associating complexity with the intensity, skill, and training required to accommodate a single task fail to capture ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/p790.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Historic Growth Rates Vary Widely Across the Primary ...

Oct 1, 2013 - Nested within a 40-year trend of specialty-to-population growth outpacing that of primary care is variability in the rate of expansion within the different primary care disciplines. With continued population aging trends, low annual birth rate, and expected health insurance expansion, ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1001/od3.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Relying on NPs and PAs Does Not Avoid the Need for ...

Aug 15, 2013 - Physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) are often proposed as solutions to the looming shortage of primary care physicians. However, a large and growing number of PAs and NPs now work outside of primary care, which suggests that innovative policy solutions to increase ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0815/p230.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Family Physicians Contribute Significantly to ...

Sep 15, 2015 - Rural populations rely on physicians trained in primary care to provide emergency services. Less is known about primary care’s contribution to emergency services in urban and suburban settings. Two-thirds of family medicine and three-fourths of general internal medicine Medicare claims ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0915/p445.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Comprehensive Medical School Rural Programs Produce ...

Dec 15, 2011 - Health insurance expansion expected from the Affordable Care Act is likely to exacerbate the long-standing and critical shortage of rural and primary care physicians over the next decade. Comprehensive medical school rural programs, from which most graduates ultimately enter primary ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1350.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Family Medicine Residents: Increasingly Diverse, but ...

Jul 15, 2014 - Increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the U.S. population has not been fully realized in the physician workforce. Family physicians, the most widely distributed of the physician specialties, are on the front line of a physician trend toward greater racial and ethnic diversity over ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/p80.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: The Changing Landscape of Primary Care HPSAs and the ...

May 1, 2014 - Health professional shortage area (HPSA) designations were created to highlight areas of primary care shortage and direct incentives to physicians willing to practice in these areas. We demonstrate the volatility of these geographies by examining the HPSA status of primary care ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0501/od1.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Migration After Family Medicine Residency: 56% of ...

Nov 15, 2013 - With state planners working to address primary care shortages and federal graduate medical education payment reform looming, regional retention statistics for family medicine residency programs are a subject of high interest. Using the 2009 American Medical Association Physician ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/p704.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Primary Care's Ecologic Impact on Obesity - American ...

Mar 15, 2009 - With a costly obesity epidemic, policy makers must recognize factors that may influence obesity not only for each person, but also across communities. Increased primary care physician density on the county level is associated with decreased obesity rates. As we move to restructure the ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0315/p446.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Refocusing Geriatricians' Role in Training to Improve ...

Jan 1, 2012 - The current number of geriatricians cannot keep up with the health care needs of the growing number of older adults. To fill the gap, more geriatricians should focus on training primary care and other specialty physicians to care for older adults.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0101/p59.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Better Integration of Mental Health Care Improves ...

Nov 1, 2011 - Improving screening and treatment for depression in primary care will require better mental health care integration. Depression is common in primary care, yet screening for the condition remains low. Enhanced, coordinated financial support for the integration of mental health care into ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1101/p980.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Family Physicians' Present and Future Role in Caring ...

Nov 15, 2009 - The population of patients older than 65 years is projected to increase substantially in the coming years, particularly in rural areas. Family physicians are essential providers of geriatric care, especially in rural areas, but need payment reform to improve their capacity to meet the ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/p1072.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Out-of-Pocket Prescription Costs a Continuing Burden ...

Feb 1, 2006 - Of 29 million expected Part D beneficiaries, 6.9 million are projected to have annual out-of-pocket medication expenses greater than $750. Accounting for one fourth of all Part D enrollees, these beneficiaries also are most likely to have high aggregate health care costs, putting them ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0201/p402.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Behavioral Change Counseling in the Medical Home - ...

Nov 15, 2007 - Health-related behavioral counseling can and should be a central offering in the medical home. Primary care practices currently address unhealthy behaviors with their patients, but most practices lack the integrated approaches needed to effectively change these behaviors. Revisions in ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1115/p1472.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Family Physicians Help Meet the Emergency Care Needs ...

Apr 1, 2006 - Ensuring access to emergency care in rural areas remains a challenge. High costs and low patient volumes make 100 percent staffing of rural emergency departments (EDs) by emergency medicine residency-trained physicians (EPs) unlikely. As rurality increases, so does the dependence on ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0401/p1163.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: The Family Physician Workforce: The Special Case of ...

Jul 1, 2005 - People living outside metropolitan areas, especially those living in rural counties, depend on family physicians. Resolving the disparities in physician distribution nationwide will require solutions to make rural practice a viable option for more health care workers.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0701/p147.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Family Physicians Make a Substantial Contribution to ...

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

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

Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

May 15, 2016 - 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.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Family Physicians' Declining Contribution to Prenatal ...

Dec 15, 2002 - A substantial decline in prenatal care by family physicians has occurred over the past 20 years in all geographic regions of the country. Even so, during the past two decades, family physicians and general practitioners (FP/GPs) have provided more than 2 million prenatal visits per ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2192.html

Health Maintenance and Counseling - American Family Physician

May 1, 2016 - 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.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Obesity - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2016 - This collection features AFP content on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, childhood obesity, diet, exercise, lifestyle counseling, and weight loss maintenance.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

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