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Patients at Heart of Health Care Decisions Theme of Recent PCPCC Conference

Nov 7, 2012 - The need to engage patients and their families in making decisions about their health care emerged as a unifying theme that tied together disparate parts of the most recent Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) conference in Chicago on Oct. 25. It was another reminder that...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

Medical Schools Need to Change Approach in Training Primary Care Physicians, Says Panel

Mar 21, 2013 - Most medical school faculties are not well versed in the fundamental changes taking place in the nation's health care system, which makes it difficult for them to adequately prepare medical school students and residents for practicing in the changing health care environment. That was a ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

Expanding the Primary Care Pipeline in the Golden State

Jun 25, 2018 - Jo Marie Reilly, M.D., M.P.H., developed an innovative program at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California to draw more medical students to primary care.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

Clerical Staff Serve Critical Role on Patient-Centered Care Team

Aug 31, 2016 - New research shows that all members of the care team -- including clerical staff -- play a crucial role in delivering efficient, patient-centered care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

A Toolkit for Clinicians Rounding in Long-Term Care Facilities -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - A lack of appropriate bedside equipment can impede thorough clinical evaluations, but this can be easily remedied.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Epilepsy: Treatment Options - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2017 - The occurrence of a single seizure does not always require initiation of antiepileptic drugs. Risk of recurrent seizures should guide their use. In adults, key risk factors for recurrence are two unprovoked seizures occurring more than 24 hours apart, epileptiform abnormalities on ...

American Family Physician : Article

Accountable Care Organizations and Health Care Spending

Accountable Care Organizations: Can They Rein In Health Care Spending for States?


Access Transformed: Building a Primary Care Workforce in the 21st Century

Access transformed: Building a primary care workforce for the 21st century

AAFP Awarded $1 Million to Help Family Medicine Practices Enhance Care for Patients ...

Dec 6, 2010 - Leawood, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians has received a $1 million grant to help support a unique new performance improvement (PI) continuing medical education (CME) program that will help family physicians enhance the comprehensive care they provide to patients with ...

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Need for More FPs, Changing Demographics, Threatened GME Funding Key Education Issues

Jan 3, 2013 - Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010 created a number of challenges for primary care, not the least of which was providing enough primary care physicians to care for the millions more patients that would be insured according to provisions in the ACA. All ...

AAFP News : 2012: Year in Review

More Patients Seek Care from Facilities, Survey Reports

Dec 22, 2015 - A rising percentage of patients cite a facility rather than an individual clinician as their usual source of care, according to recent research.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

AAFP Neurology CME Course in San Diego (La Jolla), CA -- CME

Jun 17, 2019 - Treat common mental health conditions that can span the lifetime and earn CME. Attend the AAFP Neurology and Behavioral Health course October 16-19 in San Diego.

CME : CME by Topic

AAFP Supports Integration of Oral Health Into Primary Care

Dec 24, 2015 - The AAFP has announced its support for a new preventive oral health care delivery model that pairs primary and dental care teams.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Arranging Generalism in the 2020 Primary Care Team

Arranging generalism in the 2020 primary care team

Social Determinants of Health: Family Physicians’ Leadership Role - Editorials - ...

Apr 15, 2019 - Family physicians can be early adopters of SDOH tools and models for practice, and they can advocate for use of these tools across systems of care.

American Family Physician : Editorials

Use Field-tested Tactics to Improve Care, Reduce Costs

Nov 27, 2017 - New research published in Annals of Family Medicine reveals 13 attributes that are frequently found in high-value primary care practices.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

AAFP Showing Strong Support for DPC

Jun 21, 2016 - The direct primary care model (DPC) is a patient-centered model that eliminates much of the administrative burden associated with modern primary care practice. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights how the Academy is supporting ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

Risk Stratification: A Two-Step Process for Identifying Your Sickest Patients -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - Assessing the health risk of your patients can yield improvements in efficiency and use of resources.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Why Am I a Family Physician? Because FPs Are the 'Real Docs'

Aug 3, 2018 - Why family medicine? In this Leader Voices Blog post, Leonard Reeves, M.D., makes the case for students to choose the specialty and for policymakers to invest more in it.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

Bill Extending Home-based Chronic Care Project Wins AAFP Support

Sep 12, 2016 - A Senate bill would make permanent CMS' Independence at Home demonstration project, which provides home-based primary care for patients with chronic conditions.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

Modest Changes Lead to Better Quality, Lower Costs in Health Care

Apr 8, 2014 - Small changes can lead to big rewards. That's the key learning from new research that looks at the relationship between continuity of care among Medicare patients with certain chronic diseases and four cost/quality indicators: health care costs, complications, hospitalizations and ER ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

Panelists Highlight Unique Value of Primary Care Research

Jun 1, 2017 - Panelists at a recent forum discussed how research with a focus on primary care is improving patient care despite inadequate funding.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Burden for Family Medicine

Feb 12, 2019 - AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Burden for Family Medicine

Press Center : Media Kits

Connecting Primary Care, Public Health Is Focus of Practical Playbook

Mar 26, 2014 - For decades, the medical and public health communities each have struggled to fight the illnesses that threaten population health and boost overall health care costs. Although both sectors share the same goal, they come at the problem from different perspectives, with primary care ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

FPs Opine on Practice Transformation Network Experience

May 28, 2019 - New research from the American Board of Family Medicine examines why physicians joined a practice transformation network, what they expected and what they got from the experience.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

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